US packaging giant Ball to build US$205m plant in Czech Republic to bolster output in Europe

Czech Republic – Packaging manufacturing conglomerate Ball Corporation has announced plans for a new €170 million (US$ 205.70 million) aluminium can plant in the Czech Republic, as it looks to boost its output in the EMEA region. The company says that it intends to begin construction of the new facility in the spring of this year and to launch operations in October 2022. The plant, which will be located near Pilsen, in the west of the Czech Republic, is expected to employ up to 200 people and aims to meet…

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Aluminium packaging supplier Ball Corporation set to launch new beverage packaging plant

USA – Ball Corporation, supplier of packaging solutions for beverage and household products, is planning to build a new aluminium beverage packaging plant in Pittston, Pennsylvania.  The company has pledged to make an initial investment of US$300 million into the project over several years with the multi-line plant scheduled to begin production in mid-2021 and will create approximately 230 manufacturing jobs. “Ball is excited to expand into Pennsylvania to build a state-of-the art manufacturing plant to support the growth of our customers in infinitely recyclable aluminum beverage packaging,” said Colin J.…

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Ball Corporation signs virtual power purchase agreements strengthening renewable energy goals

EUROPE – Ball Corporation, a provider of sustainable packaging solutions for beverage and food industry, has announced that it has executed two virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs) in Europe – one for the Corral Nuevo project in Spain with wpd and one for the Brattmyrliden project in Sweden with Falck Renewables – for a total of 93.4 megawatts (MW) of additional wind energy. These agreements are a testament to Ball’s long-term commitment to achieve and maintain 100% renewable energy in Europe and will allow the company to address approximately 63%…

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Ball Corporation’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets gets SBTi’s approval

USA – Ball Corporation, an aluminium packaging solutions provider for the beverage industry, has announced that the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has approved its 2030 targets to reduce carbon emissions. The Colorado, USA headquartered company seeks to reduce its absolute carbon emissions within its operation by 55 percent and further cut emission within its value chain by 16 percent before 2030 against a 2017 baseline. This milestone affirms Ball’s industry-leading efforts to help accelerate the transition to a low carbon economy and limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius,…

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Ball Corporation launches Infinitely Recyclable Aluminum Bottle Line

USA – Ball Corporation, a provider of sustainable packaging solutions for beverage and food industry is launching a new impact extruded aluminum bottle line that provides an alternative circular solution to plastic pollution. Ball Corporation is bringing to the market a new bottle – the Infinity Aluminum Bottle- which the company says is designed to be made again or turned into other aluminum products “over and over again.” Available in various shapes and sizes, this impact extruded aluminum bottle can also be customized for numerous food and beverage products as well…

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Ball Corp to build US$200m aluminum cups manufacturing site in US

USA – Aluminum packaging solutions provider, Ball Corporation will be investing approximately US$200 million in constructing  its first dedicated aluminum cups manufacturing facility in Georgia, US. Ball Corporation said that the facility will serve the growing demand for innovative, sustainable beverage packaging for US customers and consumers. To be located adjacent to the company’s existing aluminum beverage can manufacturing plant in Rome, Georgia, the new facility is expected to ramp up production in the fourth quarter of 2020. Ball intends to hire approximately 145 new employees for the cups facility to…

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Packaging firm Ball commits to 100% renewable energy in N. America by 2021

USA – Ball Corporation, a provider of sustainable packaging solutions for beverage and food industry has announced that it is committed move to 100% renewable electricity in its North American operations by 2021. The company has reached an agreement with global energy and infrastructure group, Eversheds Sutherland for two virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs) – one wind and one solar. The projects will provide the company with a total of 388 MW of new renewable energy, helping it move towards a sustainable production and supply chain. According to Ball, the…

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Ball Corporation to expand market presence in Spain with US$115m investment

SPAIN – Ball Corporation, one of the world’s leading suppliers of metal packaging, has made a US$115 million investment, as the company expands its presence in Spain, where it already has another production facility located in La Selva del Camp. The plant’s capacity is contracted to existing Ball customers, with two production lines and an annual capacity 1.6 billion units, the plant will produce aluminium specialty cans. Cabanillas is a state-of-the-art, sustainable beverage can manufacturing facility, which uses 15% less energy and 22% less water compared to an average plant.…

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