Ball Corporation Agrees to Acquire Tubex Aluminum Aerosol Pa

|Mar 11|magazine12 min read

BROOMFIELD, Colo., March 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) today entered into a purchase agreement to acquire Tubex Industria E Comercio de Embalagens Ltda, an aluminum aerosol packaging business with a plant near Sao Paolo, Brazil, along with associated contracts and other related assets for $80 million, plus a potential earn out.  Closing is subject to customary closing conditions.

The Sao Paolo-area plant includes eight extruded aluminum aerosol can lines, which produce personal care packaging for global and local customers located in Brazil. It employs approximately 300 people.

"As the demand for sustainable aluminum packaging continues to grow among customers and consumers worldwide, this investment allows us to broaden our geographic reach and serve this expanding market as one of the leading aluminum aerosol suppliers in Brazil," said John A. Hayes, Ball's chairman, president and chief executive officer.

The plant will become part of Ball's aluminum aerosol packaging division, and complements Ball's global aluminum aerosol and slug business in Europe, North America and Asia, led by Stan Platek, vice president and general manager.

About Ball Corporation
Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable aluminum packaging solutions for beverage, personal care and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ more than 18,300 people worldwide and reported 2019 sales of $11.5 billion. For more information, visit www.ball.com, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

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