CanPack has officially opened its aluminium beverage can facility in Tocancipa, Colombia. The new plant is capable of producing 1.3 billion cans, expandable to 1.9 billion.
“Following the increased demand for sustainable and innovative aluminium packaging, the CanPack Group has decided to accelerate its expansion into the South American market. This investment has been founded upon a strong and trust-based relationship we have established with AB InBev. We are looking forward to expanding our business operations in Colombia as we see great potential for growth within the Colombian market,” said Peter F. Giorgi, president and CEO of Giorgi Global Holdings, owner of the CanPack Group.
With a built area of 75,000 m2 and more than 200 direct employees, CanPack is the first ever producer in Colombia with the ability to deliver not only standard can sizes for the local market: 330 ml or 355 ml, but also unique can formats such as 269 ml and 473 ml. While Colombia will be the major market, cans produced in the Tocancipa facility will also be exported to neighbouring countries.
“Today, aluminium packaging is the preferred way to package goods. This is not only due to its sustainability and contribution to the global circular economy, but also due to the possibilities it offers in terms of branding and protection of the product. With this investment, we hope to create ‘can do’ moments for consumers, whilst contributing to a cleaner and more sustainable environment,” said Roberto Villaquiran, CEO of CanPack Group.