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New Aluminum Can JV Has a Ceremony for the Completion of a Factory in Thailand

Showa Denko K.K.
December 7, 2018

On December 6, 2018, Showa Denko (SDK) (Tokyo: 4004), Showa Aluminum Can Corporation (SAC), which is a consolidated subsidiary of SDK, and Carabao Group Public Company Limited (CBG), which is a leading beverage maker headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand, jointly had a ceremony for the completion of a new aluminum can factory owned and operated by Asia Can Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (ACM). ACM is a can manufacturing company established in June 2017 as a joint venture among SDK, SAC and CBG, and had been conducting the project to construct the new factory since then.

The Showa Denko Group positions its aluminum can business as “Growth-accelerating” business in its ongoing medium-term business plan “Project 2020+,” and has been promoting business expansion strategy targeted at Southeast Asia. As a result of the completion of the new aluminum can factory of ACM, Showa Denko Group’s capacity to manufacture aluminum cans in Southeast Asia has been expanded to 3 billion cans a year, including that of Hanacans Joint Stock Company of Vietnam.

After the start-up of operations of the new factory, ACM will mainly manufacture aluminum cans for CBG’s beverages for export from Thailand. CBG aims to expand its overseas sales, centering on Southeast Asian countries, China and the United Kingdom. ACM will support CBG’s overseas operations through stable supply of high-quality aluminum cans manufactured by leading-edge technologies and quality management system built up by SAC over many years.

[Outline of the joint corporation]

Company name
Asia Can Manufacturing Co.,Ltd.
Scope of business
Production and sale of aluminum cans
Construction site
Bang Pakong, Chachoengsao Province, the Kingdom of Thailand
Establishment
June 15, 2017
Capital
700 million bahts
Shareholders
CBG (74%); SAC (24%); SDK (2%)
Completion ceremony

Completion ceremony

Completion ceremony

(left to right) Mr. Sathien Setthasit, Chairman of CBG and Mr. Hideo Ichikawa, Chairman of SDK

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