Crown Holdings Inc was founded in the year 1892. The Company designs, manufactures and sells packaging products for consumer goods. Its products include steel and aluminum cans for food, beverage, household and other consumer products and metal vacuum closures and caps. At December 31, 2015, the Company operated 147 plants along with sales and service facilities throughout 37 countries and had approximately 24,000 employees. The Company's business is organized geographically within three divisions, Americas, European and Asia-Pacific. The Company's reportable segments within the Americas Division are Americas Beverage and North America Food. Its reportable segments within the European Division are European Beverage, and European Food. Americas Beverage includes operations in the U.S., Brazil, Canada, the Caribbean, Colombia and Mexico. The North America Food segment manufactures steel and aluminum food cans and ends and metal vacuum closures in the U.S. and Canada. The European Division includes operations in Eastern and Western Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. These operations manufacture beverage, food and aerosol cans and ends, specialty packaging and metal vacuum closures and caps. The Company's reportable segments within the European division are European Beverage and European Food. The European Beverage segment manufactures steel and aluminum beverage cans and ends in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. The European Food segment manufactures steel and aluminum food cans and ends, and metal vacuum closures, in Europe and Africa. The Asia Pacific Division is a reportable segment which consists of beverage can operations in Cambodia, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam and also includes the Company's non-beverage can operations, the food cans and specialty packaging in China, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The Company supplies beverage cans and ends and other packaging products to a variety of beverage and beer companies, including Anheuser-Busch InBev, Carlsberg, Coca-Cola, Cott Beverages, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Heineken, National Beverage and Pepsi-Cola. It manufactures a variety of food cans and ends, including two- piece and three-piece cans in numerous shapes and sizes, and sells food cans to food marketers such as Bonduelle, Cecab, Mars, Simmons Foods, Nestle, Princes Group and Stockmeyer, among others. The Company offers a wide variety of metal vacuum closures and sealing equipment solutions to marketers such as Abbot Laboratories, Danone, H. J. Heinz, Nestlé, Premier Foods, and Unilever, among others, from a network of metal vacuum closure plants around the world. The Company supplies total packaging solutions, including metal and composite closures, capping systems and services while working closely with customers, retailers and glass and plastic container manufacturers to develop closure solutions and meet customer requirements. The Company's customers for aerosol cans and ends include manufacturers of personal care, food, household and industrial products, including Colgate Palmolive, KIK Custom, Procter & Gamble, SC Johnson and Unilever, among others. The Company competes with other packaging manufacturers as well as with fillers, food processors and packers, some of whom manufacture containers for their own use and for sale to others. The Company's competitors include Ardagh Group, Ball Corporation, BWAY Corporation, Can-Pack S.A., Metal Container Corporation, Mivisa Envases S.A.U., Rexam PLC, Silgan Holdings Inc. and Toyo Seikan Group. The company is subject to numerous laws and regulations governing the protection of the environment, disposal of waste, discharges into water, emissions into the atmosphere and the protection of employee health and safety.
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