Our Research, Development and Engineering Center in Wantage, U.K. is the focal point for our innovation initiatives. The team works in harmony with all the Company’s Business Units to develop added-value technologies and provide unparalleled support to customers and our global operations. These efforts are augmented by the innovations and improvements made every day by the technical teams embedded in the Company’s Business Units.
We also operate regional Centers of Excellence in Singapore; Thailand; Massillon, Ohio (U.S.); and Lancaster, Ohio (U.S.) where engineers and scientists specialize in specific packaging technologies.
The Wantage facility includes world-class pilot facilities for metal packaging and printing technology, where we can conduct extensive testing on new packaging products in an environment that replicates the conditions in which packaging is manufactured, filled, processed, used and handled by our customers. These facilities, along with the use of computer-aided design (CAD) and modeling, enable us to greatly reduce packaging development time scales and increase the success rate of new products in the marketplace. As a result, we continue to make numerous patented advancements in packaging products and manufacturing technology.
Our network also includes three reprographics studios, which are comprehensively equipped and managed by our experts, taking beverage can designs from the initial concept stage to production-ready artwork.