Ball Corporation has completed the acquisition of two metal end and closure facilities in Canton, Ohio, from Sonoco for an undisclosed amount.
The plants, which employ 100 people, produce multiple-sized closures for the food can market.
Sonoco’s metal end and closure plants will operate as part of Ball’s global metal food and household products packaging division.
Ball Corporation senior vice-president Michael W Feldser said: "We are always looking for opportunities to expand into new capabilities that align with our customers’ needs while also maximising value in our existing businesses.
"This acquisition is a perfect complement to Ball’s existing product portfolio and to our overarching US metal food can strategy.
"We have a long-standing relationship with Sonoco, and recognise that these plants and their employees produce the highest quality steel and aluminum easy-open ends in the world."
Sonoco offers a wide range of non-BPA membrane, aluminum and steel closures, including several Ultraseal membrane ends designed specifically for the powdered infant formula market.
Headquartered in South Carolina, Sonoco has more than 335 operations in 33 countries. It produces packaging for a variety of industries and many of the world’s most recognised brands, serving customers in 85 nations.
It also manufacturers completely recyclable two and three-piece steel food cans in a full range of sizes.
Ball, along with its subsidiaries, employs 14,500 people worldwide and generated $8.6bn in sales in 2014.
Image: Sonoco offers a wide range of non-BPA membrane, aluminum and steel closures, including several Ultraseal membrane ends. Photo: courtesy of Salvatore Vuono / freedigitalphotos.