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Crown to build new beverage can facility in Peterborough
Crown Packaging is set to build a new beverage can manufacturing facility at Delta Park, Peterborough, after agreeing terms with Midlands-based commercial developer, Trebor Developments. The former Mars Petcare site was originally intended as a two-unit speculative scheme but has recently secured detailed planning consent for a 625,000 sq ft build-to-suit manufacturing facility for aluminium beverage cans for Crown.
Construction work on the Peterborough factory will begin during the second quarter of 2022, with the first line expected to commence production during the second quarter of 2023. Additional lines are planned in a phased manner to reach over three billion units of annual capacity. The site, which will employ 280 people, will be Crown’s largest manufacturing facility for beverage cans in Europe.
Ashwini Kotwal, president of Crown Bevcan EMEA, said: “Beverage cans are the world’s most sustainable and recycled beverage packaging option and are increasingly preferred by customers and consumers alike. The demand for beverage cans is rapidly growing with increasing proportion of new beverages in the UK being introduced in cans. This new facility demonstrates Crown’s commitment to meeting expanding customer requirements.”
Greg Dalton, development manager for Trebor Developments, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have secured planning for this significant build-to-suit manufacturing facility. We continue to work closely with Crown to ensure the unit is delivered on budget and on programme. The finished product will be a fantastic accolade for both parties.”