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Coca-Cola to invest £66m and announces university partnership

Coca-Cola to invest £66m and announces university partnership

March 27, 2015 No Comments »

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) is to invest £66m into its operations this year, topping the £1m a week it injected in 2014. Read More »

Coca-Cola trials unified can designs in Spain

Coca-Cola trials unified can designs in Spain

March 10, 2015 2 Comments »

Following Coca-Cola Great Britain’s unification of its Coke variants, the soft drinks giant is trialling a different ‘new look’ in Spain. Read More »

Alupro welcomes Can-Pack UK

Alupro welcomes Can-Pack UK

March 9, 2015 No Comments »

The Aluminium Packing Recycling Organisation (Alupro) has announced that Can-Pack UK has become its newest member. Read More »

Coca-Cola Great Britain to unify portfolio under “one brand”

Coca-Cola Great Britain to unify portfolio under “one brand”

March 5, 2015 1 Comment »

Coca-Cola Great Britain (CCGB) has announced that it will be unifying the Coca-Cola portfolio of products under a new “one brand” strategy. Read More »

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 Comments Off

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 Comments Off

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 »