Crown Bevcan Europe & Middle East, a business unit of Crown Holdings, is planning to ramp-up beverage can end production at its plant in Goleniow, Poland.
The Goleniow plant is being equipped with a new beverage end manufacturing line to produce 200 diameter (50mm) ends, in order to meet increasing demand for specialty can sizes.
The demand is being driven by brands that are offering a wide range of beverages, including health and energy drinks that come in non-traditional can sizes.
The new line is expected to become operational in mid-2015, producing around 2.4 billion ends annually.
Crown Bevcan Europe & Middle East senior vice-president Peter Lockley said: "The installation of this new manufacturing line is expected to allow for the creation of new jobs and is a testament to Crown’s ongoing commitment to addressing and meeting our customers’ needs.
"By capitalising on our existing infrastructure and our established resources in Poland, we will be able to fast-track this investment and optimise our product portfolio in line with our beverage customers’ growing requirements."
The Goleniow plant currently produces a range of metal closures serving different food markets.
Crown Holdings designs, manufactures, and sells packaging products for consumer goods worldwide.
Its products include aluminum beverage cans and ends, and other packaging products to beverage and beer companies; food cans and ends, including two-and three-piece cans in various shapes and sizes for food marketers. In addition, its products include aerosol cans and ends for manufacturers of personal care, food, household, and industrial products.