To be located near Belfast, the new facility will be built to meet the increasing requirements of the company’s beverage customers in Ireland, the UK and Europe
Ardagh Metal Packaging (AMP), a business unit of Ardagh Group, has unveiled plans to invest $200m for the construction of a new beverage can facility in Northern Ireland.
To be located near Belfast, the new facility will be built to meet the increasing requirements of the company’s beverage customers in Ireland, the UK and Europe.
The new facility is part of the firm’s multi-billion dollar investment programme to increase the recyclable metal packaging capacity in Europe, North America and Brazil.
According to the company, metal cans are the most recycled drinks package across the globe that support circular economy and meet the requirements of AMP customers and consumers.
AMP Europe CEO David Spratt David Spratt said: “We plan to have the new state of the art plant operational during 2023 and we expect to commence recruitment in 2022.
“This investment is supported by key AMP customers and will have capacity for further expansion to service additional growth in customer demand.”
The current investment will enable the company to create many full-time jobs for engineers, technicians and other roles.
At present, the company is at the pre-planning application stage and is actively coordinating with local stakeholders on the project.
Over the coming months, the company will reveal the further details of the new facility.
AMP CEO Oliver Graham said: “This exciting project is an important part of AMP’s global investment programme.
“We are delighted to be investing in Northern Ireland supporting our clients’ sustainability needs and further reducing our carbon footprint by locating capacity closer to our end customers.”
Separately, AMP has acquired Canada-based Hart Print, which offers flexible digital printing solutions to customers serving the beverage market.