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Packaging (Metals and Aerosols) Market Report 2003

  • ID: 35173
  • May 2003
  • Region: United Kingdom
  • Key Note Ltd
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The UK metals packaging market continues to be vibrant despite growing competition from plastics. In many key consumption areas, the UK continues to lead the rest of Europe with opportunities for metal packaging. In 2002, the apparent UK market for metal packaging containers reached an estimated £2.34bn, having undergone year-on-year increases since 1998.

The growth of the Internet and e-commerce is having a significant effect on all aspects of the supply chain, from manufacturing through to retail. Metal packaging manufacturers and all suppliers to the retail sector are being forced to become involved in e-logistics and e-commerce and to engage in electronic business-to-business contacts. For manufacturers, the Internet offers the potential to sell direct to the customer. While some manufacturers are taking advantage of the Internet to sell to distinct consumer groups and create new product offerings, most are more cautious, aware that their products would be unlikely to generate sufficient traffic to make an online service viable.

Steel and aluminium continue to compete in many packaging areas, such as aerosols and cans. A significant factor underlying can manufacturers' READ MORE >

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:<BR><BR>Executive Summary 1<BR><BR>1. Market Definition 10<BR><BR>REPORT COVERAGE 10<BR>MATERIALS USED IN METAL PACKAGING 10<BR>Coated and Uncoated Steel 10<BR>Aluminium 10<BR>Metal Alloys 11<BR>MARKET SECTORS 11<BR>Light Metal Packaging 11<BR>Open-Top Cans 11<BR>Aerosol Cans 11<BR>General-Line Cans 11<BR>Metal Closures 12<BR>Aluminium Foil 12<BR>Foil Laminates 13<BR>Collapsible Tubes 13<BR>Heavy Metal Packaging 14<BR>Barrels and Drums 14<BR>Other Bulk Containers 14<BR>MARKET TRENDS 14<BR>General Trends 14<BR>Recycling 15<BR>Aluminium Recycling 16<BR>Steel Recycling 16<BR>ECONOMIC TRENDS 17<BR>Population 17<BR>Table 1: UK Resident Population by Sex (000 and %), Mid-Years 1998-2002 17<BR>Gross Domestic Product 17<BR>Table 2: Index of Growth in UK Gross Domestic Product at Current Prices (index 1995=100), 1997-2001 18<BR>Inflation 18<BR>Table 3: UK Rate of Inflation (%), 1998-2002 18<BR>Unemployment 18<BR>Table 4: Unemployment Rate and Actual Number of Unemployed Persons (% and 000), 1998-2002 19<BR>Household Disposable Income 19<BR>Table 5: Index of Household Disposable Income (index 1971=100), 1997-2000 19<BR>MARKET POSITION 19<BR>Table 6: Total Packaging Consumption in the UK by Type of Material by Volume (%), 2002 20<BR>Light Metal Packaging 20<BR>Open-Top Cans 21<BR>Open-Top Beverage Cans 21<BR>Open-Top Food Cans 21<BR>Aerosol Cans 22<BR>General-Line Cans 22<BR>Metal Closures 22<BR>Aluminium Foil 23<BR>Collapsible Tubes 23<BR>Heavy Metal Packaging 23<BR>Barrels and Drums 23<BR>Other Bulk Containers 24<BR><BR>2. Market Size 25<BR><BR>THE TOTAL MARKET 25<BR>Table 7: The Apparent UK Market for Metal Packaging by Value (£m at msp), 1998-2002 26<BR>BY MARKET SECTOR 26<BR>Table 8: UK Manufacturers' Sales of Metal Packaging by Value (£m at msp), 1998-2002 26<BR>Light Metal Packaging 27<BR>Open-Top Cans 27<BR>Open-Top Beverage Cans 27<BR>Aerosol Cans 28<BR>General-Line Cans 28<BR>Metal Closures 28<BR>Aluminium Foil 29<BR>Collapsible Tubes 29<BR>Heavy Metal Packaging 29<BR>Barrels and Drums 29<BR>Other Bulk Containers 29<BR>OVERSEAS TRADE 30<BR>Table 9: Total Metal Can Sales by Value (£m), 1998-2001 30<BR>Table 10: Total Metal Can Sales by Sector by Value (£m), 1998-2001 30<BR>Table 11: Total UK Imports and Exports for Metal Packaging Containers† by Value (£m at msp), 1998-2002 31<BR>Exports 31<BR>Table 12: UK Can Exports by Value (£m), 1998-2002 32<BR>Imports 32<BR>A European Perspective 32<BR>Packaging Manufacturers and Suppliers 32<BR>Table 13: European Aluminium Foil Deliveries by Volume (000 tonnes net metal), 1998-2002 33<BR>Table 14: Steel Used for Packaging Applications in APEAL Member Countries by Product Sector by Volume (%), 2001 34<BR>Beverage Cans 34<BR>Table 15: Production of Steel† for Food and Beverage Packaging in the EU (000 tonnes), 1998-2002 35<BR><BR>3. Industry Background 36<BR><BR>RECENT HISTORY 36<BR>INDUSTRY SYNOPSIS 36<BR>Table 16: Comparison of Companies Engaged in the Manufacture of Light Metal Packaging (£000, % and £) 37<BR>NUMBER OF COMPANIES 37<BR>Manufacturers of Steel Drums and Similar Containers 37<BR>Table 17: Number of VAT-Based Enterprises Engaged in the Manufacture of Steel Drums and Similar Containers by Turnover Sizeband (£000), 2002 38<BR>Manufacturers of Light Metal Packaging 38<BR>Table 18: Number of VAT-Based Enterprises Engaged in the Manufacture of Light Metal Packaging by Turnover Sizeband (£000), 2002 39<BR>EMPLOYMENT 39<BR>Manufacturers of Steel Drums and Similar Containers 39<BR>Table 19: Number of VAT-Based Local Units Engaged in the Manufacture of Steel Drums and Similar Containers by Employment Sizeband (number of employees), 2002 40<BR>Manufacturers of Light Metal Packaging 40<BR>Table 20: Number of VAT-Based Local Units Engaged in the Manufacture of Light Metal Packaging by Employment Sizeband (number of employees), 2002 41<BR>Table 21: Number of UK Metal Packaging Industry Employees, 1998-2002 41<BR>Table 22: Metal Packaging Industry Sales per Employee by Value (£000), 1998-2002 42<BR>REGIONAL VARIATIONS IN THE MARKETPLACE 42<BR>DISTRIBUTION 42<BR>HOW ROBUST IS THE MARKET? 42<BR>Table 23: UK Domestic Sales of Metal Packaging by Value (£m), 1998-2002 43<BR>Table 24: UK Sales of Soft Drink Cans by Value (£m), 1998-2002 43<BR>Table 25: UK Sales of Beer and Cider Cans by Value (£m), 1998-2002 44<BR>LEGISLATION 44<BR>Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive 44<BR>Climate Change Levy 45<BR>Food Legislation 45<BR>KEY TRADE ASSOCIATIONS 45<BR>Aluminium Federation 45<BR>Aluminium Foil Container Manufacturers' Association 45<BR>Association of Drum Manufacturers 45<BR>Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging 46<BR>Beverage Can Makers Europe 46<BR>British Aerosol Manufacturers' Association 46<BR>British Soft Drinks Association 46<BR>Chemical Industries Association 46<BR>European Aerosol Federation 47<BR>European Aluminium Association 47<BR>European Aluminium Foil Association 47<BR>European Association of Aluminium Aerosol Container Manufacturers 47<BR>Industry Council for Packaging & the Environment 48<BR>Institute of Packaging 48<BR>Metal Packaging Manufacturers' Association 48<BR>Packaging Federation 48<BR>Processing & Packaging Machinery Association 49<BR>The UK Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation 49<BR><BR>4. Competitor Analysis 50<BR><BR>THE MARKETPLACE 50<BR>Table 26: Selected Leading Companies in Metal Packaging in the UK by Turnover (£m), 2000/2001 50<BR>Consolidation and Rationalisation 51<BR>MARKET LEADERS 52<BR>Afon Tinplate Company Ltd 52<BR>Company Structure 52<BR>Financial Results 52<BR>Alcoa Closure Systems International (UK) Ltd 52<BR>Company Structure 52<BR>Financial Results 53<BR>Ball Packaging Europe UK Ltd 53<BR>Company Structure 53<BR>Current and Future Developments 53<BR>Financial Results 53<BR>BHP Billiton PLC 53<BR>Company Structure 53<BR>Current and Future Developments 54<BR>Financial Results 54<BR>CarnaudMetalbox PLC 54<BR>Company Structure 54<BR>Current and Future Developments 54<BR>Financial Results 55<BR>Cebal UK Ltd 55<BR>Company Structure 55<BR>Current and Future Developments 55<BR>Financial Results 55<BR>Corus UK Ltd 55<BR>Company Structure 55<BR>Current and Future Developments 55<BR>Financial Results 56<BR>Greif UK Ltd 56<BR>Company Structure 56<BR>Current and Future Developments 56<BR>Financial Results 56<BR>Impress Metal Packaging Ltd 57<BR>Company Structure 57<BR>Current and Future Developments 57<BR>Financial Results 57<BR>Lawson Mardon Packaging UK Ltd 57<BR>Company Structure 57<BR>Current and Future Developments 57<BR>Financial Results 58<BR>Linpac Metal Packaging Ltd 58<BR>Company Structure 58<BR>Financial Results 58<BR>Rexam PLC 58<BR>Company Structure 58<BR>Current and Future Developments 58<BR>Financial Results 59<BR>United Closures and Plastics PLC 59<BR>Company Structure 59<BR>Current and Future Developments 59<BR>Financial Activities 59<BR>USC Europe UK Ltd 59<BR>Company Structure 59<BR>Financial Results 59<BR>OUTSIDE SUPPLIERS 60<BR>Key Suppliers 60<BR>Aerosol Cans and Components 60<BR>Aerosol Valves 61<BR>Machinery and Tool-Making Suppliers 61<BR>Printing Inks 61<BR>Sealing Compounds, Coatings and Varnishes 61<BR>Recovery and Reprocessing of Aluminium and Tinplate 62<BR>Aluminium 62<BR>Tinplate 62<BR>Caps and Closures 62<BR>Drums 62<BR>MARKETING ACTIVITY 63<BR><BR>5. Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats 65<BR><BR>STRENGTHS 65<BR>WEAKNESSES 65<BR>OPPORTUNITIES 66<BR>THREATS 67<BR><BR>6. Buying Behaviour 68<BR><BR>INTRODUCTION 68<BR>CUSTOMER PROFILE 69<BR>Light Metal Packaging 69<BR>Open-Top Cans 70<BR>Open-Top Beverage Cans 70<BR>Open-Top Food Cans 71<BR>Aerosol Cans 71<BR>General-Line Cans 71<BR>Metal Closures 72<BR>Aluminium Foil 72<BR>Collapsible Tubes 72<BR>Heavy Metal Packaging 73<BR>Barrels and Drums 73<BR>Other Bulk Containers 73<BR>CONSUMER PROFILE 73<BR>Carbonated Soft Drinks 73<BR>Take-Home Beer and Lager 74<BR><BR>7. Current Issues 75<BR><BR>MATERIAL COSTS 75<BR>RECYCLING 75<BR>Recycling Schemes 75<BR>Can Recycling in Europe 76<BR>SUPPLY CHAIN — THE ROLE OF THE INTERNET AND E-COMMERCE 76<BR>GLOBAL COMMERCE INITIATIVE 77<BR>EUROPEAN MARKETS 78<BR>Carbonated Soft Drinks 78<BR>Alcoholic Drinks 78<BR>THE IMPACT OF THE EURO 79<BR>THE POLITICAL SCENE 80<BR>PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT 80<BR>Nestlé Self-Heating Can 80<BR>Two-Piece Steel Aerosol Cans 80<BR>L'Oréal Body Spray 81<BR>CONSUMER DEMAND 81<BR>LEGISLATIVE CHANGES 82<BR>8. The Global Market 83<BR>GLOBAL MARKETS 83<BR>Europe 83<BR>France 83<BR>Beer 83<BR>Carbonated Soft Drinks 83<BR>Germany 83<BR>Beer 84<BR>Carbonated Soft Drinks 84<BR>Italy 84<BR>Beer 84<BR>Carbonated Soft Drinks 84<BR>Russia 85<BR>Alcoholic Drinks 85<BR>Carbonated Soft Drinks 85<BR>Scandinavian Countries 85<BR>Beer 85<BR>Carbonated Soft Drinks 86<BR>Spain 86<BR>Beer 86<BR>Carbonated Soft Drinks 86<BR>North America 87<BR>Canada 87<BR>The US 87<BR>The Far East 88<BR>RECYCLING SCHEMES 88<BR><BR>9. Forecasts 90<BR><BR>INTRODUCTION 90<BR>FORECASTS 2003 TO 2007 91<BR>Exports and Imports 91<BR>Table 27: Forecast Total UK Imports and Exports for Metal Packaging by Value (£m at msp), 2003-2007 91<BR>The Apparent UK Market 91<BR>Table 28: The Forecast Apparent UK Market for Metal Packaging by Value (£m at msp), 2003-2007 92<BR>FUTURE TRENDS 92<BR>Steel Packaging 93<BR>Cans 93<BR>Aerosols 94<BR>Steel Drums 95<BR>Aluminium Packaging 95<BR><BR>10. Company Profiles 96<BR><BR>Ball Packaging Europe Uk Ltd 97<BR>Bhp Billiton Plc 99<BR>Carnaudmetalbox Plc 101<BR>Corus Uk Ltd 103<BR>Greif Uk Ltd 105<BR>Impress Metal Packaging Ltd 107<BR>Lawson Mardon Packaging Uk Ltd 109<BR>Rexam Plc 111<BR><BR>11. Further Sources 113<BR><BR>Associations 113<BR>General Sources 114<BR>Bonnier Information Sources 114<BR>Government Publications 115

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