Dr. Gangwei Wu is director of the China Business Unit of project integrator Roeslein & Associates in Shanghai, where he manages projects, client and supplier relationships and agreements with a focus on the China and Asia business in canmaking and the unitized modular fabrication of production lines. Before joining Roeslein & Associates, which is based in St Louis, Missouri, he worked at the Merrimack brewery of Anheuser-Busch in the packaging operations and then as a lead project engineer for brewer Anheuser-Busch, managing a number of greenfield packaging lines in China. The Canmaker magazine recently featured Dr. Gangwei Wu in their Day in the Life series.
Since its establishment in 1992, a dynamic investment culture has turned Can-Pack into one of the fastest-growing canmakers in the world. The Polish company has continued to open up new plants on a regular basis, with the Netherlands its latest destination.
Production of beverage cans has started on a second line at Can-Pack SA’s newly-built plant in The Netherlands. That’s just five months after the first line started up at Helmond near Eindhoven and doubles capacity to two billion cans a year. The plant has been engineered by US-based Roeslein & Associates with the building being completed in October 2016.
Published on Forbes.com
Written by Daniel Runde
If one were to design an agency specifically for the Trump Administration, you would have created the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA). USTDA generates $85 in U.S. exports for every $1 spent on their programs. Last year alone, USTDA generated $12 billion in export value and supported nearly 66,000 jobs largely in manufacturing in the United States. All the U.S. taxpayer monies spent through USTDA stay in the U.S. USTDA helps to level the playing field for U.S. firms looking to expand internationally, all while encouraging companies to “buy American, hire American.” The Trump Administration should look at USTDA as an opportunity, not as misspent tax dollars.
Leading project integrator in the beverage can business, Roeslein & Associates has launched a system that controls the temperatures of inks on D&I can decorators. The Decorator Cooling System provides decentralised control for the temperature of the decorator’s inkers, gearbox, and the overvarnish tank.
Poland-based canmaker Can-Pack SA has revealed plans for its first new beverage can plant to be constructed in Brazil. Last year at the Cannex trade show in Colorado, suppliers said that Can-Pack had been ordering canmaking equipment for up to two plants in Latin America.
In 2002, Rudi Roeslein, Chief Executive Officer of Roeslein & Associates, approached USTDA to fund a feasibility study on the construction of a two-piece can manufacturing facility in Nigeria. At the time Roeslein & Associates was looking to expand into emerging economies, but the company was too small to fund a study on market potential in a country like Nigeria. As a result, USTDA provided $251,080 for Roeslein to conduct a feasibility study to determine if the financial, economic and design of the facility would support the building of the only can making facility in Sub-Saharan Africa. In manufacturing the canning facility, Roeslein builds the modular pieces in Red Bud, Illinois, about 25 miles southeast of St. Louis. Once assembled the individual can manufacturing modules are then shipped in standard shipping containers, and connected on-site to form a full two-piece can manufacturing facility. This type of factory design allows for technical work to be exported, and is easier to assemble than more traditional factory designs where the entire facility is constructed on-site.
Plans for the development of Africa’s largest beverage can plant have been delayed following further political turmoil in Egypt.
It was expected that the plant built by Mahmood Saeed Beverage Cans & Ends Industry Company Ltd (MSCANCO) north of Cairo would have the second of its high-speed production lines operating by last summer.
The third and fourth lines were scheduled for operation by the end of 2018, when capacity would be more than five billion cans a year, making it the biggest in all of Africa.
Published by Telegraph & Argus
Written by Chris Holland
CAN-making machine manufacturer Carnaud Metalbox Engineering has celebrated a landmark in its nearly 100 years of operations.