Ardagh expands beverage can ends production at its Deeside plant

6 March 2018 (Last Updated March 6th, 2018 12:42)

Ireland-based packaging solutions provider Ardagh Group (Ardagh) has completed the conversion of 200 B64 and the 202 CDL at its Deeside plant in the UK.

Ireland-based packaging solutions provider Ardagh Group has completed the conversion of 200 B64 and the 202 CDL at its Deeside plant in the UK.

The company said to have made a significant investment for the conversion of its final 202 B64 module to the more sustainable 202 CDL end.

The completion of the project will allow Ardagh to supply two additional beverage ends from its Deeside plant.

Ardagh Metal Beverage CEO Oliver Graham said: “Our goal is to remain a leading supplier of inherently sustainable packaging by continuously pursuing superior solutions.

“This significant investment in Deeside strengthens Ardagh’s position in the marketplace and allows us greater flexibility in end sizes to support both existing and new customer requirements.”

The Irish company established its Deeside UK plant in 1988, aiming to use it for the production of its 206 diameter ring-pull ends.

“Our goal is to remain a leading supplier of inherently sustainable packaging by continuously pursuing superior solutions.”

In 1994, Ardagh converted the plant with 202 B64 aluminium ends in order to support new can sizes, and in 2010 the company introduced the CDL end.

Earlier this year in January, Ardagh launched its Ardagh Direct programme across the US through its North American division.

The Ardagh Direct programme will allow food and beverage companies in North America to directly purchase glass bottles and jars from the company’s local division.