Ball to open aluminium can plant in Peru
Ball Corporation is expanding its operations in South America, landing in Peru with a new manufacturing plant in the city of Chilca.
The operation will have production capacity of over 1 billion beverage cans a year and will start up in 2023.
The announced investment will allow the company to better serve the growing packaging market in Peru and neighbouring countries. Located in a 95,000 square meter area in Chilca, Peru, Ball’s operation will offer more than 100 direct and 300 indirect new positions thanks to an investment that will be dedicated to the production of multisize aluminium cans.
“We are pleased to announce the opening of a new plant in Peru, a country where consumption of canned drinks has been increasing considerably in the last few years,” said Fauze Villatoro, Commercial Vice President for Ball Beverage Packaging South America.
“With this investment, we can respond to the market in a more solid way and be closer to our customers in the country, always with the most sustainable package in the beverage industry.”
Ball Corporation is headquartered in Colorado (USA) and supplies sustainable and innovative aluminium packaging for beverage, personal care and household products, as well as aerospace solutions and other technologies. It employs more than 24,000 people worldwide and has 15 plants in South America, located in Brazil, Chile, Argentina, and Paraguay.
In recent years, the company has been following a sustainable and long-term growth and expansion strategy, keeping up with the growing demand for aluminium beverage cans.
Brands and consumers have been increasingly choosing the can for their great convenience and because it is the most sustainable solution for the beverage industry, since it can be 100% and infinitely recycled.
Recently, Ball Corporation positioned itself as a pioneer in sustainability in the continent by launching the first cans with the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) certification in America.