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New Aluminum Can JV Has a Foundation Stone-laying Ceremony in Thailand

Showa Denko K.K.
July 13, 2017

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, have established a joint corporation “Asia Pacific Can Company Limited” (APC)* to manufacture and sell aluminum cans, and had a foundation stone-laying ceremony today.

Establishment of APC was decided by the three founding parties in March 2017. After the start-up of operations of the factory which is scheduled for October 2018, APC 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. APC 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. 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. APC will be the Showa Denko Group’s second overseas can production base following Hanacans Joint Stock Company of Vietnam. The Showa Denko Group will utilize APC’s business development for the formation of its best marketing mix in Southeast Asia.

[Outline of the joint corporation]

Company name
Asia Pacific Can Company Limited
*As of December 1,2017, APC has changed the company name to "Asia Can Manufacturing Co.,Ltd.(ACM)".
Scope of business
Production and sale of aluminum cans
Construction site
Bang Pakong, Chachoengsao Province, the Kingdom of Thailand
June 15, 2017
Startup of operations
October 2018 (planned)
700 million bahts
CBG (74%); SAC (24%); SDK (2%)
(left to right)Yasushi Tashiro, President of SAC Mr. Sathien Setthasit , Chairman of CBG

(left to right)Yasushi Tashiro, President of SAC Mr. Sathien Setthasit , Chairman of CBG

a pile-driving ceremony

a pile-driving ceremony

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