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Ball Corporation

Ball Corporation

Geographic Location

Country: Czechia
Region: Plzensky; Jihozapad
Location of affected unit(s): Pilsen


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment
24.42 - Aluminium production

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 29-04-2022
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-03-2022
Foreseen End Date: 01-01-2023
Planned Job Creation: 200

Additional Information

Ball Corporation, an American manufacturer of recyclable metal beverage and food containers, has announced to create 200 new jobs in a newly built plant in the Pilsen industrial zone. The production at the new site will start at the beginning of 2023. The investment of € 170 million is one of the largest of its kind in the Pilsen Region and throughout the Czech Republic in the last year. The plant is being built on a revitalized brownfield, its production of recyclable aluminium beverage packaging will be fully automated and will thus comply with the long-term philosophy of sustainable development. The firm has launched a large recruitment campaign since the beginning of March. New employees will undergo training courses.

In 2019, Ball Corporation received a state investment incentive of almost CZK 900 million (€ 36.5 million).

Founded in 1880, Ball Corporation employs 24,300 people worldwide and reported revenues of $ 13.8 billion in 2021.