Growth in the global beer market has in turn encouraged?the growth of the global beer packaging market. With the move towards eco-friendly packaging, the global beer packaging market is undergoing positive change.?Today, most packaging consists of light-weight beer bottles, which are not only eco-friendly, but are also cost-effective for beer manufacturers. Analysts at Technavio predict that the global beer packaging market will grow at a CAGR of over?4% between 2016 and 2020.
Top companies in the global beer packaging market
Founded in 1923, Rexam is a Britain-based, American multinational consumer packaging company. A leading beverage can maker, the company is a member of FTSE 100. At present the company operates 56 manufacturing sites in 23 countries worldwide and has SAB Miller, AB InBev, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Arizona, Carlsberg, CCU, Heineken and Monster as its major customers. In June 2016, Rexam was acquired by Ball Corporation.
A world leader in paper-based packaging, Smurfit Kappa is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. Some of its major products are containerboard, corrugated containers and other paper-based packaging products, such as solid board, graphic board, and bag-in-box. The company also offers multi-ply boards, pulp-based coated and uncoated paper, wood free coated papers, and unprinted bleached sulfate board.
Founded in 1903, Owens-Illinois is a global leader in the manufacturing of glass containers. The company provides high quality glass packaging for beer, wine, spirits, food, non-alcoholic beverages, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Constellation Brands, Heineken and Nestle are some of its many customers. In 2005, the company changed its trade name to O-I, in order to bring its global operations under a single, cross-language and cross-culture brand name.
Founded in 1880, Ball Corporation is a leading provider of metal and plastic packaging for beverages, foods and household products, and of aerospace and other technologies and services to commercial and governmental customers. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and reported a revenue of $7.99 billion in 2015.
A Fortune 1000 corporation, Graphic Packaging is one of world’s largest manufacturers of folding cartons, unbleached paperboard, coated recycled board, microwave packaging and machinery. Based in Atlanta, the company has been in a rigorous mode of acquiring several other packaging corporations. Some of its most recent acquisitions are G-Box, Walter G. Anderson and Metro Packaging & Imaging.
A Switzerland-based company, Tetra Laval provides innovative systems that improve the efficiency, quality and safety of food processing and packaging. The company consists of three industry groups, namely Tetra Pak, Sidel and DeLaval – all of which focus on technologies for the efficient production, processing and packaging of food.
Leading Australian multi-national packaging company, Amcor provides a wide-range of rigid & flexible packaging solutions for food, beverage, healthcare, home and personal care and tobacco packaging industries. Listed on the Australian Security Exchange, the company generated a revenue of $9.77 billion in 2015. Amcor’s Global Pharma products have won several awards for innovation in packaging.
A leading name in the packaging industry, Can-Pack was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Poland. The company manufactures metal packaging solutions for food, beverage, and chemical industries in Europe, Asia, and Africa. Can-Pack also manufactures glass containers for beer, spirits, and soft drink industries and closures like aluminium easy-open ends and corks.
Headquartered in Tennessee, International Paper is a paper and packaging company with operations located in EMEA, the Americas and Asia. The company manages around 335,000 acres of forestland in Brazil and licenses for forestlands in Russia along with 24 packaging mills.
Leaders in innovative-packaging solutions, Fabri-Kal is the seventh-largest plastic thermoformer in North America, serving the foodservice and consumer goods packaging markets. The company is headquartered in Michigan and provides high-quality plastic packaging for dining and carryout operations.
An American corrugated packaging company, WestRock was formed in 2015 after the merger of MeadWestvaco and RockTenn. Folding cartons, paperboards, containerboard, Kraft paper, partitions and protective packaging are some of its most sought-after products.
A full-service packaging company, Gamer Packaging was founded in 1987. The company provides packaging solutions and services to beer, food and beverage, personal care, household, pharmaceutical, and specialty product markets.