Crown Embalagens Metálicas da Amazônia (Crown Brazil) has expanded capacity, with the launch of a new beverage can production plant in Teresina, the state capital of Piauí in the northeastern part of the country.

The move forms a part of the company’s strategy to support the continuous growth of customers.

With an ability to expand capacity over the future, the Teresina plant will have an initial capacity to produce one billion beverage cans annually.

The plant has the capacity to produce cans in various formats including 269ml, 310ml, 355ml and 425ml sleek style cans and 355ml, 473ml and 550ml standard cans.

Crown Brazil president Djalma Novaes said that the company’s customers in the north and northeast regions of Brazil are experiencing strong growth.

"By opening a facility in Teresina, we are well positioned geographically to reduce transportation distances, streamline logistics and provide timely customer support," added Novaes.

After the addition of Teresina, Crown Brazil currently operates five plants across the country.

Crown’s other production facilities are located in Cabreúva, São Paulo; Estância, Sergipe; Manaus, Amazonas; and Ponta Grossa, Paraná.

Crown Brazil is a joint venture between Crown Holdings and Évora.

Image: Crown opens fifth production plant in Brazil. Photo: courtesy of Crown Holdings, Inc.