Ball to delay beverage packaging projects in Europe, Brazil amid Covid-19

United States-based Ball Corp expects to slightly delay beverage packaging growth projects in Europe and Brazil as a result of the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The metals packaging and aerospace supplier said projects for multiple beverage can line additions will be executed across its existing European plant network in 2020 and beyond to meet demand recovery, but that certain work has been delayed to the second half due to country-specific travel restrictions and safety concerns for its project engineering team.

Demand and business conditions are expected to be challenging in the second quarter with overall consumption, particularly in the immediate consumption channels, remaining subdued. But it expects the EMEA region to see a notable year-over-year improvement in the second half of 2020 with new capacity ramping...

Published

Andrea Hotter

May 07, 2020

17:49 GMT

New York