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Ball strengthens Spanish presence with “sustainable” new plant

GLOBAL beverage can manufacturer Ball Corporation has unveiled its new production plant in Spain.

Located in Cabanillas del Campo, Guadalajara, the new factory will produce aluminium speciality Cans, with two production lines and an annual capacity of 1.6 billion units.

Representing an investment north of 100 million euros, the plant expands Ball’s Spanish presence, with another production facility already located in La Selva del Camp, Tarragona.

According to Ball, the “state-of-the-art, sustainable” beverage can manufacturing facility uses 15% less energy and 22% less water compared to an average plant.

The site produces Ball’s most metal-efficient can – STARcan – in 330ml and 500ml sizes.

Daniel W Fisher, senior vice president and chief operating officer, global beverage packaging commented, “We aim to build strong, durable relationships with our customers. Our investment in this state-of-the-art facility in Cabanillas demonstrates our goal to support customers in Spain and southern Europe with their growth ambitions.

“In addition, the plant illustrates our commitment to sustainable operations, and our vision of making the can the most sustainable package. Ball is proud to have built this plant in Spain, and we welcome Cabanillas to our worldwide network.”

Colin Gillis, president, Ball Beverage Packaging Europe added, “Throughout the construction process and the training of the plant’s new employees, the Spanish team has drawn on the experience of their Ball colleagues at other plants and offices across Europe.

“This close cooperation has resulted in the construction of a world-class beverage can manufacturing facility that will deliver quality, speed and increased environmental efficiency, while maintaining focus on the safety of operations at all times.”

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