to relocate manufacturing line to Belgrade plant
Ball Corporation announced that the company
will relocate a metal beverage can production line originally
intended for a plant in Lublin, Poland, to Ball’s Belgrade, Serbia,
plant. The line will be integrated into the existing Belgrade
facility and is expected to begin production by the end of the
first quarter of 2011.
“Relocating the production line to an existing
manufacturing facility requires minimal capital and provides
additional benefits from economies of scale,” said Raymond J.
Seabrook, executive vice president and chief operating officer,
global packaging operations. “This line will enable us to supply
the needs of our customers and meet growth rates in regional
The new production line will initially manufacture
approximately 750 million aluminum beverage cans per year and
can be expanded as demand warrants. It will be the second line
in the Belgrade plant, which opened in 2005 and employs approximately
140 people. Ball continues to evaluate options regarding the
planned Lublin facility.