Profile: Ball Corp (BLL.N)
Ball Corporation (Ball), incorporated on December 19, 1922, is a supplier of metal packaging to the beverage, food, personal care and household products industries. The Company's packaging products are produced for a range of end uses and are manufactured in facilities around the world. The Company operates in four segments: metal beverage packaging, Americas and Asia; metal beverage packaging, Europe; metal food and household products packaging, and aerospace and technologies. Its product lines include aluminum and steel beverage containers. The Company also produces steel food, aerosol, paint, general line and decorative specialty containers, as well as extruded aluminum aerosol and beverage containers and aluminum slugs. The Company sells its packaging products to multinational beverage, food, personal care and household products companies. Its aerospace business is engaged in the designing, development and manufacturing of aerospace systems for civil, commercial and national security aerospace markets. It produces spacecraft, instruments and sensors, radio frequency systems and components, data exploitation solutions and a range of aerospace technologies and products.
Metal Beverage Packaging, Americas and Asia, Segment
The metal beverage packaging, Americas and Asia, segment consists of the metal beverage packaging, Americas, operations in the United States, Canada and Brazil, and the metal beverage packaging, Asia, operations in the People's Republic of China. Metal beverage containers are primarily sold under multi-year supply contracts to fillers of carbonated soft drinks, beer, energy drinks and other beverages. The Company produces metal beverage containers and ends at over 15 manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Brazil. The Company produces ends within approximately three of the United States facilities, including one facility that manufactures only ends, one facility in Mexico and one facility in Brazil. Rocky Mountain Metal Container, LLC, a joint venture owned by Ball Corporation and MillerCoors LLC, operates metal beverage container and end manufacturing facilities in Golden, Colorado. The Company's operations in Asia include the manufacture of aluminum containers and ends in four facilities in People's Republic of China.
Metal Beverage Packaging, Europe, Segment
The metal beverage packaging, Europe, segment includes the manufacture of metal beverage containers in facilities located throughout Europe. This segment supplies two-piece metal beverage containers and ends for producers of carbonated soft drinks, beer, energy drinks and other beverages. The Company's European operations consist of over 10 facilities in Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Poland and Serbia. The Company's European beverage facilities produced approximately 19 billion metal beverage containers in Europe. Approximately seven of the Company's beverage container facilities use aluminum and over three use steel.
Metal Food and Household Products Packaging Segment
The metal food and household products packaging segment consists of operations located in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, Argentina and India, that manufacture metal food, aerosol, paint, general line and extruded aluminum containers, as well as decorative specialty containers and aluminum slugs. The Company produces two-piece and three-piece steel food containers and ends for packaging vegetables, fruit, soups, meat, seafood, nutritional products, pet food and other products. The Company has over 10 facilities in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico and India that produce these products. The Company manufactures and sells steel aerosol containers in two facilities in Argentina.
Aerospace and Technologies Segment
The aerospace and technologies segment consists of the manufacture and sale of aerospace and other related products and services provided for the defense, civil space and commercial space industries. It includes national defense hardware, antenna and video component technologies, civil and operational space hardware and systems engineering services. This segment develops spacecraft, sensors and instruments, radio frequency (RF) systems and other technologies for the civil, commercial and national security aerospace markets. Its businesses include hardware, software and services sold primarily to United States customers, with focus on space science and exploration, environmental and earth sciences, and defense and intelligence applications. Its activities involve the design, manufacture and testing of satellites, remote sensors and ground station control hardware and software, as well as related services, such as launch vehicle integration and satellite operations. Its other hardware activities include target identification, warning and attitude control systems and components; cryogenic systems for reactant storage, and associated sensor cooling devices; star trackers, which are general-purpose stellar attitude sensors, and fast-steering mirrors. Additionally, the aerospace and technologies segment provides various technical services and products to government agencies, prime contractors and commercial organizations for a range of information warfare, electronic warfare, avionics, intelligence, training and space system needs.
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