By installing a can line in-house, Crown can streamline Bonduelle’s production process and supply chain helping staff manage can inventory and logistics.
The line, which is now operational, manufactures cans to pack sweet corn and peas.
Bonduelle opened its first Russian plant in 2004 in Krasnodar Krai and acquired the Russian operations of French cooperative Centrale Coopérative Agricole Bretonne (CECAB), last year, adding a second plant in Timashevsk to its portfolio.
Hervé Caroff, general manager, Bonduelle Russia, said as the country’s consumption continues to grow, it wanted to run its operations as efficiently as possible.
The addition of the Novotitarovskaia line expands Crown’s presence in Russia. It opened a facility in Timashevsk, southern Russia in, 2003.