Ball plans new aluminum beverage packaging plants in UK & Russia

By Rachel Arthur contact

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Ball Corporation will ‘significantly increase’ its beverage packaging manufacturing capacity with two new plants, adding billions of cans per year.

The new plants will be situated in Western Russia and in the East Midlands in the UK, becoming operational from 2023 and employing up to 200 jobs in each facility.

Ball says it has seen significant growth in traditional can categories like beer, carbonated soft drinks and energy; supported by demand from new can categories such as hard seltzer, wine, water and RTD cocktails.

In the UK, Ball has identified a site at the SEGRO Park Kettering Gateway, an established industrial development in Northamptonshire. The company has submitted its formal application to North Northamptonshire Council and anticipates breaking ground this year.

This will be Ball's third beverage can manufacturing facility in the UK, after its plants in Milton Keynes and Wakefield. The new plant will supply cans for domestic customers.

Eying up a fast-growing Russian market, propelled by the beer and energy drinks categories, Ball is planning to build a plant in Ulyanovsk in Western Russia. Ball Beverage Packaging Naro-Fominsk has signed a cooperation agreement for its construction with the Ulyanovsk Regional Government, who in June also awarded the development 'Highly Significant Investment Project' status.

The Ulynavosk plant will take the total in Russia to four, with established manufacturing facilities in Naro-Fominsk, Moscow Region; Vesvolozhsk, St. Petersburg Region; and Argayash, Chelyabinsk Region.

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