Tekni-Plex acquires Keyes Packaging Group as Crown Holdings builds new can facility in Nevada

US – Tekni-Plex is expanding its packaging portfolio with the acquisition of  Keyes Packaging Group, a leading supplier of environmentally friendly and protective packaging solutions for the food and beverage industry.  Keyes consists of two diverse companies: Keyes Fibre – manufactures molded fibre trays for packaging and shipping apples, avocados, eggs and wine bottles – and Wrap Pack, a  producer fruit and vegetable speciality-tissue protective wrap for storing and shipping pears, apples and citrus fruit.  The acquisition adds Tekni-Plex’s tray and flats portfolio, strengthening its offerings to customers in the food and beverage…

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Uganda’s Crown Beverages invests in new water processing plant, launches jumbo sized returnable bottle of Nivana water brand

UGANDA – PepsiCo, through its subsidiary Crown Beverages Limited (CBL), has established a new plant with two dedicated water processing lines in Uganda. Boosting the company’s production capacity and broadening its market share, CBL has unveiled the new 20 litre jumbo size bottle of its Nivana water brand. “It is with great pride and immense pleasure that I introduce to you the latest addition to the Crown Beverages Limited product list, the Jumbo size Nivana water packaged in 20 litres returnable Bottle,” excitedly stated CBL CEO, Paddy Muramiirah. CBL’s move…

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Crown Holdings offloads EMEA food packaging unit to private equity firm KPS in US$2.68bn deal

EMEA –  American-based packaging manufacturer Crown Holdings has agreed to sell its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) food packaging unit to private equity firm KPS Capital Partners, in a deal valued at €2.25 billion (about US$2.68 billion). Crown’s European Tinplate business produces food cans and ends, aerosol cans, metal closures, and promotional packaging for various consumer brands. The business is regarded as one of the largest manufacturers of steel and aluminium food packaging in Europe, operating 44 manufacturing facilities in 17 countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.…

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Crown to build new US$145m new aluminium beverage can plant in US

US – Leading us manufacturer of metal packaging for the food industry Crown Holdings Inc.  has announced that it will build a new aluminium beverage can manufacturing facility in Henry County, Virginia. Located in Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre, the plant will expand Crown’s North American supply network as it aims to address the growing market for standard and speciality beverage cans. The US$145, 355,000 square-foot facility will supply cans to customers serving a variety of categories including sparkling water, energy drinks, carbonated soft drinks, teas, functional beverages, hard seltzers, beers…

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