Saudi Arabia-based soft drink company Aujan Industries has announced plans to double the capacity of its Kaveh can-making plant in Iran.

The increase in production aims to address the demand for the company’s products, which include a range of both international and domestic brands, the company says.

Aujan plans to increase the capacity to 1.6 billion cans from the currently produced 800 million cans annually, by the end of 2012.

The company is teaming up with the global consumer packaging company Rexam to oversee the expansion process to ensure the performance level at the Kaveh plant.