Friday 5: Top stories on The Metal Packager this week

Take a look at the top five stories posted on The Metal Packager this week.

Construction begins at new can plant in Kazakhstan

KazAlPack has announced that a new beverage can plant in Kazahkstan is underway.

In the city of Shymkent with a population of one million, a new enterprise (cans and ends producing) is being built to meet the needs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, which will result in 500-600 million drinks cans produced per year.

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Work is underway for a new beverage can plant in Kazakhstan

Ball Metalpack announces new aerosol can line

Ball Metalpack, has announced plans to launch a new high-speed aerosol can line at its DeForest, Wisconsin, US, can manufacturing plant.

The line is expected to be operational in the second quarter of 2021.

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BrewDog offers venues for vaccine rollout

BrewDog has offered its closed bars and venues to be used a vaccination centres across the UK.

Owner of the Scottish-based company, James Watt, posted on social media offering the use of his venues for free to help the government speed up the rollout of the coronavirus vaccine.

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BrewDog has offered its venues to help the vaccine rollout. Credit: Flickr/Jeremy Segrott

APEAL name new president

The Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging (APEAL) has appointed Viliam Gašpar as its new president.

Gašpar, who is director of customer technical service at U.S. Steel Košice, was elected unanimously by the Board and General Assembly of APEAL and succeeds Tony Waite of Tata Steel Europe. 

Read the full story here.

Viliam Gašpar was appointed APEAL’s new president

Anheuser-Busch InBev sell $3bn can plant stake

Anheuser-Busch InBev sold a near 50% stake in its US-based metal container plants for around $3billion at the end of 2020.

A consortium of institutional investors led by private equity group Apollo Global Management completed the acquisition of a 49.9% stake in AB InBev’s US plants.

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AB InBev have sold a 49.9% stake in their metal container plants

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