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Ardagh Group installs new food can line at Czech facility

Ardagh Group has invested €10m to install a new drawn, walled and ironed (DWI) two piece food can line at its plant in Znojmo in the Czech Republic. The investment introduces the latest technology and benefits to the important growing region in Europe.

According to the Luxembourg-based company, the investment at the Znojmo plant will enable Ardagh to increase sales of DWI cans to the pet food and human food markets in Czech, Poland, Austria and Hungary with commercial production expected to commence at the end of 2012.

Ardagh Group Metal Food Europe sales director Tim Clarke said the investment is made in the company’s fourth DWI plant in Europe.

"DWI is a more efficient can making process which offers the potential for further down gauging of material, bringing both financial and environmental benefits. Our recent experiences confirm that the DWI can is the can for the future," Clarke said.

In May 2012, Ardagh invested $4m to install new food can line at its plant in Bila Tserkva, Ukraine. The investment helped the company to expand its sale of cans to the food and dairy industries in the Ukraine and Moldova.