The Canpack Group, headquartered in Krakow, Poland, plans to build an aluminium beverage can body and ends manufacturing plant in Pennsylvania.
The beverage can plant will be Canpack’s first in the United States. “Since we first invested in Canpack over 30 years ago, it has grown from a single steel food can manufacturing site in Poland to a true multinational packaging manufacturer with nearly 8,000 employees and 28 manufacturing sites located in Europe, South America, India, the Middle East and Africa. We are extremely excited to bring Canpack into the United States, the world’s largest aluminium beverage can market,” says Peter Giorgi, president and CEO of Giorgi Global Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Canpack.
Beverage can plant consistent with Canpack’s focus on sustainability
“Sustainability and being a responsible corporate citizen that gives back to the local community are fundamental to Canpack,” says Roberto Villaquiran, Canpack’s CEO, adding: “Investing in the conversion of a brownfield site to a state-of-the-art aluminium can manufacturing facility and operations centre which creates local jobs and benefits the community, while creating essential packaging products that can be recycled again and again is consistent with Canpack’s focus on sustainability, being a responsible corporate citizen, and passionately serving the needs of our customers.”
Apart from the beverage can plant, Canpack intends to build a North American Centre of Excellence demonstrating Canpack’s R&D and lithographic capabilities. This facility is estimated to be functional by the fourth quarter of 2021.