Crown Cork & Seal last week announced a long-term agreement with Nestle in Russia for the supply of cans for Nescafe, the leading coffee brand in Russia.
Beginning mid-2003, Crown Cork & Seal will assemble three can sizes (50g, 100g and 250g) in a Nestle plant in Timashevsk, southern Russia. The Crown Cork & Seal plant will be part of the Nescafe repacking facility, opened in June of last year.
Material, pre-printed to Nestle's requirements, will be supplied by Crown's facility in Thessaloniki, Greece to the assembly lines in Timashevsk.
"Crown Cork & Seal is very pleased to be selected by Nestle as their partner for such an important growth opportunity," said William R. Apted, President, European Division for Crown Cork & Seal. "This agreement represents another step in providing local support for Crown's customers in Eastern Europe."
Crown Cork & Seal is a leading supplier of packaging products to consumer marketing companies around the world. World headquarters are located in Philadelphia, USA.