Ball Corporation announced plans to build a one-line beverage can manufacturing plant in Myanmar. The plant, located in the Yangon area, will complement Ball’s existing operations in Southeast Asia. The most recent was a joint venture plant in Vietnam, which began production in 2012.
“The demand for beverage containers in Southeast Asia is expected to continue to grow significantly over the coming years,” said John A. Hayes, chairman, president and CEO. “The Myanmar plant will allow us to bolster our presence in this high-potential market with a relatively small investment, making it an ideal fit as part of our Drive for 10 growth strategy.”
“Ball is excited to bring its high-quality packaging and global sustainability practices to the Myanmar market,” said Gihan Atapattu, president, Ball Asia Pacific Limited. “Thanks to long-standing relationships, we are able to align the new plant’s capacity with the local filling needs of Coca-Cola Pinya Beverages and several other local, regional and multi-national customers.”