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Rexam converts to aluminium, increases capacity in Egypt

26 January 2011

Rexam has converted both lines at its Egyptian beverage can plant from steel to aluminium and increased its production capacity in order to meet customer needs in the region

The plant had previously produced 33cl steel cans for the Egyptian market, North and East African and the Middle East. However, customers have shown a growing preference for aluminium and the conversion to aluminium will help them clearly differentiate their brands with the wider variety of finishes and graphics that aluminium cans enable.

Rexam Egypt now has an annual capacity of around 1.7 billion cans. The strong historic growth in the can markets supplied by the plant is set to continue during 2011 as the can takes further share of the market from other forms of packaging.

Gary Clark, Vice President Manufacturing Rexam Beverage Can Europe & Asia, commented: “The conversion to aluminium at our Egyptian plant and the increase in production capacity demonstrates Rexam’s continued commitment to investing to meet our customer needs in the region.

“Our Engineering and Plant teams have done a superb job in increasing the plant’s capacity to produce over 4000 cans per minute and this will further help to cement the relationship with our key customers in the area.”


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