Crown Rolls Out the First 202 Neck Diameter Cans in China
(Archive News Story - Products mentioned in this Archive News Story may or may not be available from the manufacturer.)
Crown Holdings, Inc
One Crown Way
Philadelphia, PA, 19154-4599
Press release date: March 16, 2012
Philadelphia, PA - CROWN Asia-Pacific Holdings Ltd., a division of Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK) (Crown) (www.crowncork.com), today announced that production of the first 202 neck diameter beverage cans for the Chinese market is well underway. The initial commercial application of the smaller diameter cans will hit store shelves in the country later this month.
Long an industry standard in North America and Europe, 202 neck diameter cans offer several benefits to Chinese brand owners. For example, the smaller diameter reduces metal use during the production process, leading to environmental savings. The cans are also easily adaptable to existing canmaking equipment and suitable for the filling of beer, carbonated soft drinks (CSDs), energy drinks, teas and other beverages.
"The launch of 202 neck diameter cans in China is just the latest example of how fast the market is maturing and the growing interest in beverage cans," said Robert Bourque, Crown's Vice President of Beverage Cans, Hong Kong/China. "We are proud to be the first canmaker to bring the technology to China and look forward to working with both international and regional brands to incorporate the smaller diameter cans into their portfolios."
The cans are currently being produced at Crown's Hangzhou facility. However, production of 202 neck diameter cans will be supported in all new Crown plants being built in China.
About Crown Holdings, Inc
Crown Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is a leading supplier of packaging products to consumer marketing companies around the world. World headquarters are located in Philadelphia, PA. For more information, visit www.crowncork.com
For more information, contact:
In Asia: Janet Swee, CROWN Asia-Pacific Holdings Ltd; Tel: +65 6229-4829; Email: Janet.SWEE@crowncork.com.sg
In Europe: Caroline Archer, Marketing Director; Tel: +33 1 49 18 40 43; Email: email@example.com
In the United States: Neill Mitchell, Vice President & Sales Executive; Tel: (215) 698-5248; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For editorial inquiries: Michael F. Dunleavy, Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Public Relations; Tel: (215) 698-5051; Email: email@example.com