|Crown Holdings Incorporated, formerly Crown Cork & Seal Company, is an American company that makes metal beverage and food cans, metal aerosol containers, metal closures and speciality packing. Founded in 1892, it is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has 149 plants around the world. As of December 2012, Crown is present in 41 counties and employs 21,900 people. It claims to manufacture one out of every five beverage cans used in the world, and one out of every three food cans used in North America and Europe. The company is ranked No. 296 in Fortune 500 list for 2012 and is number one in the packaging and container industry for the same list.
Smurfit Kappa Group PLC (SKG) is a manufacturer of paper-based products. The Company manufactures, distributes and sells containerboard, corrugated containers and other paper-based products, such as solidboard, graphicboard and bag-in-box. The Company operates in two segments: Europe and the Americas. The Europe segment, which is integrated, includes a system of mills and plants that is converted into corrugated containers. The Americas segment comprises of the Company’s forestry, paper, corrugated, paper sack and folding carton activities in the region. The Company operates in 21 countries in Europe. The Company’s subsidiaries include Carton de Colombia. S.A., Carton de Venezuela,S.A., Grupo Smufit Mexico, S.A. de C.V. and Nettingsdorfer Papierfabric AG & Co KG.
Ball Corporation (Ball) is a supplier of metal packaging to the beverage, food, personal care and household products industries. The Company operates in four segments: metal beverage packaging, Americas and Asia; metal beverage packaging, Europe; metal food and household products packaging, Americas, and aerospace and technologies. Ball also provides aerospace and other technologies and services to governmental and commercial customers within its aerospace and technologies segment. Its product lines are aluminum and steel beverage containers. Ball also produces steel food containers and steel and aluminum aerosol containers for beverages, food, personal care and household products, as well as steel paint cans, decorative steel tins and aluminum slugs. In December 2012, the Company acquired Envases del Plata S.A. de C.V. During the year ended December 31, 2012, the Company acquired Tubettificio Europeo S.p.A. (Tubettificio).