UK: Rexam packaging sale gets EC approval

By Alan Osborn | 3 October 2001

The UK drink can manufacturer Rexam plc is to sell its beverage can plants at Runcorn in the UK and its factory in France to the German company Schmalbach-Lubeca under a deal approved yesterday by the European Commission. Brussels said it had no concerns about competition. The sales are a condition of last year's deal under which Rexam acquired American National Can. Sale of a third Rexam plant, at Gelsenkirchen in Germany, is under scrutiny by the Commission.

just-drinks articles are only available to registered users and members.

Join now for increased access

There are various access options to choose from. All provide instant access to the latest news, insight and expert analysis.

If you’re already a member, login here.

The UK drink can manufacturer Rexam plc is to sell its beverage can plants at Runcorn in the UK and its factory in France to the German company Schmalbach-Lubeca under a deal approved yesterday by the European Commission. Brussels said it had no concerns about competition. The sales are a condition of last year's deal under which Rexam acquired American National Can. Sale of a third Rexam plant, at Gelsenkirchen in Germany, is under scrutiny by the Commission.

  • Unlimited access to all the latest global beverage news and insight
  • Expert analysis that puts the news into context
  • Exclusive interviews with leading industry figures
  • Monthly management briefings with detailed analysis on hot topics
  • Personalised RSS feeds and email newsletters
  • 10-year archive of news, insight and intelligence
  • Discounts on just-drinks market research
  • Plus much more

If you’re already a member, login here

Not what you were looking for?

Search just-drinks:

just-drinks tagline

Not a member? Join here

Decrease font sizeDecrease font sizeDecrease font size Increase font sizeIncrease font sizeIncrease font size Comment on this article Email this to a friend Print this page