Crown Holdings, Inc. engages in designing, manufacturing, and selling packaging products for consumer goods. The company’s products are sold through its sales organization to the soft drink, food, citrus, brewing, household products, personal care, and various other industries. Divisions and Operating Segments The company’s business is organized geographically within three divisions: Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. AMERICAS DIVISION This 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: This segment manufactures aluminum beverage cans and ends, and steel crowns the U.S., Brazil, Canada, Colombia and Mexico. North America Food: This segment manufactures steel and aluminum food cans and ends, and metal vacuum closures in the U.S. and Canada. EUROPEAN DIVISION This division includes operations in Eastern and Western Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. These operations manufacture beverage, food and aerosol cans and ends, specialty packaging, and metal vacuum closures and caps. European Beverage: This segment manufactures steel and aluminum beverage cans and ends in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. European Food: This segment manufactures steel and aluminum food cans and ends, and metal vacuum closures in Europe and Africa. THE ASIA PACIFIC DIVISION This division consists of beverage can operations in Cambodia, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam; and non-beverage can operations. The company offers 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, National Beverage, Pepsi-Cola, and others. Food Cans and Closures: The company manufactures various food cans and ends, including two-and three-piece cans in various shapes and sizes, and sells food cans to food marketers, such as Bonduelle, Cecab, Mars, Simmons Foods, Nestle, Princes Group, Stockmeyer and others. The company offers various metal vacuum closures and sealing equipment solutions to primary marketers, such as Abbot Laboratories, Danone, H. J. Heinz, Nestle, Premier Foods, Unilever and 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 with customers, retailers, and glass and plastic container manufacturers to develop closure solutions and meet customer requirements. Technologies used to produce food cans include three-piece welded, two-piece drawn and wall-ironed and two-piece drawn and redrawn. 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 xompany 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 product protection through Ideal Closures, Orbit and Superplus. The company manufactures easy open, vacuum and conventional ends for various heat-processed and dry food products, including fruits and vegetables, meat and seafood, soups, ready-made meals, infant formula, coffee, and pet food. Aerosol Cans: The company’s customers for aerosol cans and ends include manufacturers of personal care, food, household, and industrial products, including Colgate Palmolive, KIK Custom, Procter & Gamble, SC Johnson, Unilever, and others. Specialty Packaging: The company’s specialty packaging business is located primarily in Europe and Asia. It produces various specialty containers with various lid and closure variations. The company’s specialty packaging customers include Abbott Laboratories, Akzo Nobel, Britvic, Kraft, Mars, Nestle, Nippon Paints, PPG, Tikkurlia Oy, United Biscuits, and others. Sales and Distribution The company markets and sells products to customers through its own sales and marketing staffs. Research and Development The company spent $36 million in its centralized research, development, and engineering activities in 2013. Competition The company’s competitors include Ardagh Group; Ball Corporation; BWAY Corporation; Can-Pack S.A.; Metal Container Corporation; Mivisa Envases S.A.U.; Rexam PLC; Silgan Holdings Inc.; and Toyo Seikan Group. 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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