Ardagh Group has announced that it plans to invest towards the 'significant enhancement' of its steel seafood can production capabilities in its Casablanca plant.
The Irish-based packaging company is making the investment to celebrate the Moroccan plant’s tenth anniversary.
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The group intends to expand its production, inspection and palletisation features to consolidate its position as a leading producer of seafood cans.
Patrick Savouré, commercial director of Ardagh’s seafood sector, is very optimistic about the plant’s future growth prospects.
“The recent worldwide interest in seafood canning is not only based on its health, sustainability and preservative qualities,” he said. “Well-known restaurants around the world are now serving seafood dishes as a trendy starter in their original cans, and consumers are keeping the cans as collectors’ items.”
Ardagh has standardised a body gauge dimension of 0.14mm on its seafood packaging globally, the thinnest gauge in the industry, enhancing the products’ sustainability footprint.
“It seems that this most traditional and best form of seafood packaging is back in vogue, and with our worldwide network of plants, pioneering technology and impressive R&D capabilities Ardagh is uniquely placed to benefit,” Savouré added.
The Irish packaging company saw its revenue grow by 5% on a constant-currency basis in the first quarter of 2018, despite a revenue dip in its Glass Packaging North America division.
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