To support the continued growth of customers in Brazil, CROWN Embalagens Metálicas da Amazônia S.A. (Crown Brazil), has opened a new production facility in Teresina, the state capital of Piauí in the northeastern part of the country.
Established to provide more efficient support to customers in the region, the Teresina plant will have an initial annual production capacity of one billion beverage cans, with the ability to expand volume in the future. CROWN Embalagens Metálicas da Amazônia S.A. is a joint venture between Crown Holdings, Inc. and Évora S.A. of Porto Alegre, Brazil.
“Our customers in the north and northeast regions of Brazil are experiencing strong growth,” said Djalma Novaes, president, Crown Brazil. “By opening a facility in Teresina, we are well positioned geographically to reduce transportation distances, streamline logistics and provide timely customer support.”
Operational as of April 28, 2014, the new plant has the capacity to produce all seven sizes currently available from Crown in Brazil: 269 ml, 310 ml, 355 ml and 425 ml sleek style cans and 355 ml, 473 ml and 550 ml standard cans. With this range of sizes, Crown Brazil offers the largest beverage can portfolio to brands in the country.
The new plant will support and supply brands in the immediate local region, and it has the ability to support Crown’s customers in other parts of the country if necessary. With the addition of Teresina, Crown Brazil operates a total of five plants across the country. Other production facilities are located in Cabreúva (São Paulo), Estância (Sergipe), Manaus (Amazonas) and Ponta Grossa (Paraná).