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Rexam at a glance

Rexam is a leading global consumer packaging company.

We are business partners to many of the world’s most famous and successful consumer brands as well as young, entrepreneurial start ups.

We offer a broad range of packaging products and solutions for many consumer facing industries, using different materials and technologies.

The packaging we manufacture is often key to maintaining and reinforcing our customers’ reputation and values. It plays a major role in our customers’ positioning strategies, helping to shape consumers’ brand experiences.

Beverage Cans

Beverage Cans

Beverage Cans 70% of underlying operating profit 2007

Rexam is the world’s number 1 beverage can maker.

The cans are used for a wide array of beverages, including beer, carbonated soft drinks, juices, sports and energy drinks, water, wine, spirit mixers and iced tea and coffee.

Our Beverage Cans business is essentially a regional business operating on a global scale. In general our plants are located close to our customers to minimise logistics costs.

Plastic Packaging

Plastic packaging

Plastic Packaging 30% of underlying operating profit 2007

Plastic Packaging is focused primarily on the value added and faster growing segments of rigid plastic packaging. It includes pharmaceutical packaging, closures for beverages and personal care applications and packaging for cosmetics, home and personal care products as well as food.

The businesses represent a global capability and are united by shared customers, common injection moulding and other technologies and a focus on intellectual property, innovation and operational excellence.

Products include spray samplers, lipstick and mascara cases, compacts, closures for fragrances, lotions and beverages, fine mist and foam pumps, food containers and drug delivery devices.

Our geographic markets

Rexam is headquartered in London, UK. We have around 100 plants in more than 20 countries around the world. In 2007, we employed on average 22,300 people in our continuing operations, almost a quarter of whom were in China and South East Asia.

Full details of our employee numbers can be found in the Rexam people section and further details of our locations can be found on


Sales by destination from continuing operations 2007

Sales by destination 2007 pie chart
  • US
  • Other Europe
  • Brazil
  • UK
  • France
  • Germany
  • Rest of world
  2007 2006
US £1450m £1328m
Other Europe £997m £901m
Brazil £361m £336m
UK £195m £198m
France £162m £150m
Germany £107m £88m
Rest of world £339m £300m
  £3611m £3301m