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Amcor Capsules to Inaugurate New North American Production Facility and Bring Greater Capacity and Sustainability to the Wine and Spirits Industry

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Amcor Capsules’ investment in new state-of-the-art plant in Québec, Canada, will increase production capacity to address wine & spirits customer’s growth in North America

Zurich, Switzerland, 04 April 2024: Amcor Capsules, a global leader in developing and producing responsible closures and capsules for wine and spirits brands, today announced the opening of its new plant in Granby, Quebec, which is expected to begin commercial operations in early April 2024.

The new production facility in Granby, located just 20 kilometers from Amcor Capsules’ current facility in St. Cesaire, reinforces Amcor’s long-standing presence in North America dating back over 30 years. It marks a significant milestone in the company’s commitment to providing North American customers with local solutions to support their growth.

Its strategic location not only enhances the supply chain, enabling efficient local North American distribution, but also facilitates improved service to customers and reduced supply lead times. With its integrated supply chain approach, the Granby plant exemplifies Amcor Capsules’ dedication to delivering excellence in every aspect of its operations.

The new Granby plant, spanning over 100,000 square feet, represents a significant leap forward for Amcor Capsules in its commitment to providing premium quality closures and capsules. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology and comprehensive camera systems, this facility also ensures meticulous quality checks throughout the production process.

“We are thrilled to inaugurate our new plant in Granby, Quebec, which underscores our unwavering dedication to providing exceptional service and quality to our customers,” said Patrice Rigaud, Plant General Manager St Cesaire & Granby. “This new plant will not only significantly expand our production capacity, but also reaffirm our commitment to provide the best screwcap design, expertise and production capabilities in North America, delivering constant high quality and service standards.”

In line with Amcor Capsules’ sustainability engagement, the Granby plant operates entirely on renewable energy, leveraging Quebec’s hydropower which accounts for 100% of the province’s electricity. Furthermore, the plant will be producing the company’s greener version of its market leading STELVIN® aluminium screwcap range, which was announced in October 2023 and offers a reduced carbon footprint by up to 35%1. The reduction in carbon emissions will also benefit spirits brand owners ordering 30x60mm screwcaps from Amcor Capsules. This commitment to environmental responsibility underscores the company’s mission to move towards a more sustainable future while meeting customer demands.

“The investment in our new facility in Granby is a testament to our commitment to providing cutting-edge screwcap solutions that exceed customer expectations,” said Yannick Magnon, General Manager Amcor Capsules. “We are confident that this expansion will not only enhance our operational capabilities but also contribute to the overall satisfaction of our valued customers.”

For more information about Amcor Capsules and its innovative solutions, visit www.amcor.com/products/beverages/wine-spirits/emea.

  1. This reduction is based on the comparison with an aluminium screwcap made with a European average primary aluminium sheet (9 ton of C02/ton of production) (European aluminium, 2018, https://european-aluminium.eu/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/european-aluminium-environmental-profile-report-2018-executive-summary.pdf)

About Amcor Capsules

Amcor Capsules is a market leader specializing in the design and manufacture of capsules and closures for wine, sparkling wine, and spirits. Amcor Capsules has plants in France, Canada, USA, and Chile.

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About Amcor

Amcor is a global leader in developing and producing responsible packaging solutions for food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical, home and personal-care, and other products. Amcor works with leading companies around the world to protect their products and the people who rely on them, differentiate brands, and improve supply chains through a range of flexible and rigid packaging, specialty cartons, closures, and services. The company is focused on making packaging that is increasingly lighter weight, recyclable and reusable, and made using an increasing amount of recycled content. In fiscal year 2023, 41,000 Amcor people generated $14.7 billion in annual sales from operations that span 218 locations in 41 countries. NYSE: AMCR; ASX: AMC

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