Can-Pack Food and Industrial Packaging – Nowe technologie dla opakowań spożywczych

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Can-Pack Group

About the company

The history of the Can-Pack Group dates back to 1989, when, before the changes in the Polish economic system that happened several months later – in Brzesko, on the basis of the Opakomet Metal Can Factory, a company was started, which was one of the first, large, private production companies in Poland at that time. The company produced steel three-piece cans for chemical products and foodstuffs, as well as crown corks for glass bottles.

As a result of many years of modernization investments as well as changes in company related to it, the company was finally transformed into a joint-stock company called Pol-Am-Pack S.A., whose sole shareholder was Can-Pack S.A. based in Cracow.

Pol-Am-Pack S.A. took over the Metal Can Factory in Bydgoszcz and Fomet in Dębica, and became the largest manufacturer of metal packaging for foodstuffs and chemical products in Poland, offering the modern packages of the highest quality. Pol-Am-Pack S.A. was also the founder and strategic investor in the following companies: ZAT Ukr-Pack in Yavoriv, Ukraine, Metaloplastmas in Yavoriv, Ukraine, VOZ in Volokolamsk in Russia, Amep-Pack S.A. in Tecuci, Romania, Pol-Am-Pack Narzędziownia Sp. z o.o. in Brzesko and Pol-Am-Pack/CAN-PACK Transport Sp. z o.o. in Brzesko, and on the basis of an agreement with shareholders Pol-Am-Pack S.A. took over the management of Arab Can Co. in Sharjah, UAE.

JAt the same time Can-Pack S.A. started in Brzesko in 1993 the first production line of SOT 206 aluminium easy-open ends and in 1994 the first production line of 330 ml aluminium beverage cans.

In the following years two more beverage can production lines were started in the same plant. In 2001, a new beverage can factory designed for two production lines was built from the ground up and started in Bydgoszcz. The first production line produces 500 ml cans, and the second line - as the first in Poland - was equipped to produce 250 ml beverage cans (so-called “slim“), and commissioned in March 2006. At the same time in the Beverage Can Factory in Brzesko the production of aluminium SOT 200 ends used to close the slim cans was started. The next beverage packaging production line of Can-Pack was started in 2003 in Vyshgorod near Kiev (Ukraine). The infrastructure of the plant will allow starting a second production line.

In June 2005 another beverage can factory was started in Bucharest. In the first stage, one production line was installed there; however, the factory will eventually have two lines of similar parameters.

Parallel to the expansion of the production capacity in beverage cans, Can-Pack S.A. has been expanding its own output in aluminium easy-open ends. During the past few years, the centre for the production of those ends has been developed in Brzesko, with the present production capacity of almost 5 billion ends annually, offering SOT 200, SOT 202 and SOT 206 ends.

In the following years, a number of projects and investments were implemented, which caused a dynamic increase in the Group’s sales volume.
In 2005 the “Orzesze” Glassworks in Orzesze was purchased. Within the plant a broken glass recycling and processing plant was established. Can-Pack extended its offer of products by introducing glass packaging (jars, bottles) which was accompanied by the development of the corresponding glass recycling activities.

From 2006 the Can-Pack Group also began dynamic development in the area of the production and sales of crown bottle corks by purchasing Slovakian TIK Slovakia s.r.o and Czech KAMOKO s.r.o, and in the following year taking over French company Tapon S.A.S.

From the beginning of 2007, a new 250 ml/330 ml beverage can factory and a production centre for SOT 200, SOT 202, RPT 200 and RPT 206 beverage ends was started in Dubai (United Arab Emirates).

In 2008 the Logistic Centre in Oświęcim started to operate providing service for Can-Pack Group companies.

The year 2009 brought about launching the production of beverage cans in Scunthorpe (Great Britain) and Aurangabad (India), in as well as starting a Linco joint venture, producing crown corks in Cairo (Egypt).

In 2010 Tapon Corona Iberica – a Spanish bottle cap manufacturer was taken over. At the same time the beverage can production line was started in Volokolamsk near Moscow (Russia).

In 2011 the beverage can production line was started in Casablanca (Marocco) and another project for the start-up of a production line began in Finland.

It’s worth noting that as the first steel packaging company in Central and Eastern Europe we have commenced the production of welded packaging instead of soldered packaging. We were the first to use applied bevel cutting of metal plates from rings, we pioneered the introduction of thin, double reduced steel tinned plates in production and finally, we were the first to start varnishing and lithographing plates on large size sheets.

Some of the achievements of the company’s engineers include solutions for pressed ends which construction enables the application of water soluble paints, and launching the production of easily opened full panel steel ends with 52, 73, 83 and 99 mm diameters and very good protection of the cut.

In February 2006, at the Metal Can Factory in Brzesko the production of the steel ends on End-O-Mat type devices was launched commissioned which permits supplying the Company’s clients with steel ends that have better parameters than those achievable on traditional presses.

Organizationally, since 2005 the production of steel packaging for the chemical business was separated and since then has been managed by the newly established Can-Pack Food and Industrial Packaging Sp. z o.o. based in Dębica. From 2008 Can-Pack Food and Industrial Packaging Sp. z o.o. also took over the production and sales of food packaging offered by the Can-Pack Group.

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