To address the increased demand for innovative, eye-catching beverage can packaging in the USA, the Ardagh Valparaiso beverage can end and tab plant in Indiana, USA, will be increasing production by about 10%. The investment enables the Valparaiso facility, in conjunction with Ardagh’s seven beverage can manufacturing plants in North America, to further serve its beverage can customers with attractive and highly differentiated packaging. The new production will be available in the third quarter of this year.
The plant, built in 1987 and utilizing more than 135,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space, produces the end or 'top' of the can as well as the tab, which consumers pull to open the can. Increasingly, leading beverage companies are choosing to utilize colourful graphics for ends and tabs, complimenting the full surface space of the can body used to showcase their brand.