Located just outside of Jakarta in the city of Karawang, the plant is in close proximity to soft drink, juices and other beverage manufacturers concentrated in the Indonesian capital. The single-line facility will produce standard 330ml two-piece aluminum beverage cans and a range of specialty sizes and has an initial annual capacity of 650 million cans. It has been designed to be able to accommodate a second can line with similar capacity and a beverage end production line.
“There is great potential for the beverage can in Indonesia thanks to strong economic growth and a sizable population, which ranks as the fourth largest in the world,” said Robert Bourque, president of Crown Asia Pacific.
The new plant will create more than 100 jobs in its first year, with more than 90% of its workforce coming from the local community.