|Rexam PLC, the global consumer packaging company, announces that, in a step designed to bring its beverage can and end making capacity into line with market demand, it will be closing its aluminum can end manufacturing plant in San Leandro, California.
The San Leandro end plant, which employs 80 people and manufactures 5.5 billion ends per year, will officially close on 8 February 2004.
Commenting on the closure, Rolf Börjesson, Rexams Chief Executive, said. We are in constant discussion with our customers and suppliers to determine the best ways to deliver the highest quality products, services and innovation. Our continuous focus on quality has resulted in increased efficiency throughout our operations. Thanks to these improvements in productivity and the streamlining of our distribution chain, customers can be assured that we will be able to meet their requirements following the closure of this plant.