Crown Holdings, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of packaging products for consumer goods. As of December 31, 2014, the company operated 149 plants along with sales and service facilities throughout 40 countries. Segments The company’s business is organized geographically within three divisions: Americas, Europe and the Asia Pacific. The company’s reportable segments within the Americas Division are Americas Beverage and North America Food. The company’s reportable segments within the European Division are European Beverage and European Food. The company's the Asia Pacific Division is a segment which primarily consists of beverage can operations and also includes the company's non-beverage can operations, primarily food cans and specialty packaging. The company's non-reportable segments include its European aerosol and specialty packaging business, its North American aerosol can business and its tooling and equipment operations in the U.S. and the U.K. Americas Division The Americas Division includes operations in the U.S., Brazil, Canada, the Caribbean, Colombia and Mexico. These operations manufacture beverage, food and aerosol cans and ends, specialty packaging and metal vacuum closures and caps. Americas Beverage: The Americas Beverage segment manufactures aluminum beverage cans and ends and steel crowns in the U.S., Brazil, Canada, Colombia and Mexico. North America Food: The North America Food segment manufactures steel and aluminum food cans and ends and metal vacuum closures in the U.S. and Canada. European Division The European Division includes operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. These operations manufacture beverage, food and aerosol cans and ends, specialty packaging and metal vacuum closures and caps. European Beverage: The European Beverage segment manufactures steel and aluminum beverage cans and ends in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. European Food: The European Food segment manufactures steel and aluminum food cans and ends, and metal vacuum closures, in Europe and Africa. The Asia Pacific Division The Asia Pacific division is a segment which primarily consists of beverage can operations in Cambodia, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam and also includes the company's non-beverage can operations, primarily food cans and specialty packaging in China, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Products Beverage Cans The company supplies beverage cans and ends and other packaging products to various beverage and beer companies, including Anheuser-Busch InBev, Carlsberg, Coca-Cola, Cott Beverages, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Heineken, Molson Coors, National Beverage and Pepsi-Cola, among others. Food Cans and Closures The company manufactures various food cans and ends, including two-piece and three-piece cans in various shapes and sizes, and sells food cans to food marketers such as Bonduelle, Cecab, Faribault Foods, Mars, Morgan Foods, Nestlé, Princes Group and Simmons Foods, among others. The company offers various metal vacuum closures and sealing equipment solutions to marketers, such as Abbot Laboratories, Danone, H. J. Heinz, Kraft, Nestlé, and Unilever, among others, from a network of metal vacuum closure plants worldwide. The company supplies total packaging solutions, including metal and composite closures, capping systems and services while working closely with customers, retailers and glass and plastic container manufacturers to develop closure solutions and meet customer requirements. The company also offers its LIFTOFF series of food ends, including its Easylift full aperture steel food can ends; and PeelSeam, a flexible aluminum foil laminated end. The company offers expertise in closure design and decoration, ranging from quality printing of the closure in up to nine colors, to inside-the-cap printing, which offers customers new promotional possibilities, to better product protection through Ideal Closures, Orbit and Superplus. Aerosol Cans The company’s customers for aerosol cans and ends include manufacturers of personal care, food, household and industrial products, including Colgate Palmolive, Friesland Campina, Procter & Gamble, SC Johnson and Unilever, among others. Specialty Packaging The company’s specialty packaging business is primarily located in Europe and Asia. The company produces specialty containers with various lid and closure variations. The company’s specialty packaging customers include Abbott Laboratories, Akzo Nobel, Britvic, Mars, Nestlé, PPG, Tikkurlia Oy and United Biscuits, among others. Sales and Distribution The company markets and sells products to customers through its own sales and marketing staffs. Customers The company’s customers consist of manufacturers and marketers of packaged consumer products worldwide. In addition to sales to Coca-Cola and Pepsi-Cola, the company also supplies independent licensees of Coca-Cola and Pepsi-Cola. Research and Development The company spent $39 million in 2014 in its centralized research, development and engineering activities. Competition The company’s competitors include Ardagh Group; Ball Corporation; BWAY Corporation; Can-Pack S.A.; Metal Container Corporation; Rexam PLC; and Silgan Holdings Inc. History Crown Holdings, Inc., a Pennsylvania corporation, was founded in 1927.
crown holdings inc (CCK:New York)
One Crown Way
Philadelphia, PA 19154
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