Crown Expands In Asia With New Plant In Indonesia

Friday, December 15th, 2017 | 1692 Views

Beverage and food can manufacturer Crown Asia Pacific has opened a new beverage can manufacturing plant in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The facility is the company’s 16th beverage can plant in Asia Pacific and its first in Indonesia, and supports emerging demand for eco-friendly beverage packaging formats.

“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, Crown Asia Pacific.

Located just outside of Jakarta in the city of Karawang, the plant is in close proximity to soft drink, juice and other beverage manufacturers concentrated in the Indonesian capital.

The single-line facility will produce standard 330ml two-piece aluminium 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.

The new plant will create over 100 jobs in its first year, with more than 90 percent of its workforce coming from the local community.

“In addition to helping refresh a brand’s packaging mix, beverage cans offer several key attributes that appeal to the country’s rapidly urbanising consumer base, including portability, chillability and sustainability. We look forward to supporting local, regional and international customers from this new location,” concluded Mr Bourque.