MillerCoors names Crown’s Monterrey facility 2016 Supplier of the Year
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MillerCoors has named Crown Beverage Packaging Mexico, a business unit of Crown Holdings, Inc. as its 2016 Packaging Materials Supplier of the Year. Crown’s facility in Monterrey, Mexico supplies MillerCoors with crowns and aluminum roll on closures for glass bottles.
“Crown Mexico has been a longtime supplier to MillerCoors’ operations in the United States, consistently providing us with excellent quality bottle crowns and great customer service throughout the years,” said Tod Galloway, Vice President, US Head of Regional Procurement, MillerCoors. “They continuously strive to innovate with us and help grow our brands, all at a competitive cost within the industry. 2016 was a particularly strong year for Crown Mexico, and as such, they were presented our Packaging Supplier of the Year Award. We are fortunate to have such a long-standing and reliable partner.”
The award recognizes the exceptional levels of innovation, quality and service that Crown provided to MillerCoors during its 2016 fiscal year. Crown has worked in partnership with both the Miller and Coors brands for over two decades, and has remained a strategic resource since the companies merged in 2008.
“It is an honor to receive this award, which is a testament to the efforts of the entire Crown family in Mexico,” said Juan Carlos Gomez, Senior Sales Manager for Crown Beverage Packaging Mexico. “It recognizes our focus on delivering high quality products and services that translate into high filling efficiencies for MillerCoors and embodies Crown’s commitment to helping customers build their brands. We look forward to a long future of collaboration and cooperation with MillerCoors.”
In addition to the Monterrey plant, which manufactures can ends and crowns, Crown operates four beverage-can plants and one glass bottle plant in Mexico. Also, a glass bottle facility in Chihuahua, Mexico is scheduled for start-up in the first half of 2018.