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Rexam confirms £4.43bn bid from metal packaging giant Ball

Rexam confirms £4.43bn bid from metal packaging giant Ball

February 20, 2015 No Comments »

Ball Corporation and Rexam have announced the terms of a recommended offer by Ball to acquire Rexam in a cash and stock transaction. Read More »

UK drinks can market grows to 9.8bn in 2014

UK drinks can market grows to 9.8bn in 2014

February 18, 2015 No Comments »

Drinks can deliveries reached 9.819 billion in 2014, up 2.4% on 2013, giving a timely boost to metal can packaging. Read More »

Crown to make new investment in closures at Polish site

Crown to make new investment in closures at Polish site

February 10, 2015 No Comments »

Crown Bevcan Europe & Middle East is investing in a new manufacturing line in Poland to produce 200 diameter (50mm) ends. Read More »

Metal giant Ball in takeover talks with rivals Rexam

Metal giant Ball in takeover talks with rivals Rexam

February 6, 2015 No Comments »

Metal can making giant Rexam has admitted that it is in discussions over a potential takeover bid from rival Ball Corporation. Read More »

Coca-Cola relaunches business challenge for young entrepreneurs

Coca-Cola relaunches business challenge for young entrepreneurs

February 4, 2015 No Comments »

Coca-Cola Enterprises has relaunched the Real Business Challenge as part of its corporate responsibility and sustainability programme. Read More »

Rexam completes conversion of Spanish plant

Rexam completes conversion of Spanish plant

February 2, 2015 No Comments »

Rexam has completed the conversion of its three final production lines from steel to aluminium at its La Selva plant in Spain. Read More »

Rexam completes acquisition of majority stake in UAC

Rexam completes acquisition of majority stake in UAC

January 22, 2015 No Comments »

Rexam has completed the acquisition of a 51% stake in beverage can maker United Arab Can Manufacturing (UAC) for $122m (£81m). Read More »

Coca-Cola Christmas truck tour highlights recycling

Coca-Cola Christmas truck tour highlights recycling

December 18, 2014 No Comments »

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has partnered with Every Can Counts to promote recycling on this year’s Coca-Cola Christmas truck tour. Read More »

Ball sets sights on carbon reduction programme

Ball sets sights on carbon reduction programme

December 3, 2014 No Comments »

Ball has reported that its programme to reduce the carbon footprint of its most common beverage can formats by 25% by 2020 is reaching the half way point Read More »

Solar powered London can manufacturer wins top award

Solar powered London can manufacturer wins top award

November 12, 2014 No Comments »

William Say & P Wilkinson Containers have been awarded the MPMA Best in Metal Award 2014 for the creation of a new, rooftop solar farm. Read More »

Every Can Counts reaches 700,000-strong audience in 2014

Every Can Counts reaches 700,000-strong audience in 2014

November 10, 2014 No Comments »

Every Can Counts says it has pushed its ‘on the go’ recycling message to a huge number of festival-goers and holiday-makers, helped by additional investment from Carlsberg. Read More »

Ardagh Group marks 100 years of metal packaging

Ardagh Group marks 100 years of metal packaging

November 7, 2014 1 Comment »

Ardagh Group has celebrated 100 years of metal packaging at its manufacturing facility in Sutton‐in‐Ashfield. Read More »

MPE calls for more consumer metal recycling

MPE calls for more consumer metal recycling

November 7, 2014 No Comments »

Metal Packaging Europe (MPE) has developed a new recycling mark to engage consumers and highlight their role in the continuous lifecycle of metal. Read More »

Sonoco completes acquisition of Weidenhammer Packaging Group

Sonoco completes acquisition of Weidenhammer Packaging Group

November 4, 2014 No Comments »

US packaging giant Sonoco has completed the acquisition of Weidenhammer Packaging Group (WPG), for €286m (£227m). Read More »

Crown helps cider firm’s one-millionth can promotion

Crown helps cider firm’s one-millionth can promotion

November 3, 2014 No Comments »

The Shepton Mallet Cider Mill has worked with Crown Bevcan Europe & Middle East for its new promotion on its Natch cider cans Read More »