Rexam, a leading global beverage can manufacturer and the number one can maker in Europe, has commenced construction of its new plant in Switzerland. The groundbreaking ceremony officially launches the build, which represents an investment of £115 million in total.
Located in Widnau, the plant will be a wall-to-wall facility, and when complete will run as a three-line operation producing various sizes of Slim and Sleek cans.
“We’re delighted to be joined by our customers, partners and the community of St. Gallen to celebrate the start of construction for this exciting new plant. This cutting-edge facility reflects our ambition as a business as we continually strive to innovate and provide our customers with cost-effective and sustainable can packaging solutions,” said Graham Chipchase, Rexam chief executive.
The first line in Widnau is due to come on stream in 2015, and the plant will have an incremental capacity when fully built of 2.2 billion cans per year.