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Cork oak tree planted and dedicated by
Jimmie H. Davis
William Painter, an American of British descent, invented the crown
cap for bottled carbonated beverages in 1891, and obtained patents
468,226 and 468,258 for it on February 2, 1892. He founded his own
manufacturing business, the Crown Cork and Seal Company, in Baltimore
and set out on a campaign to convince bottlers that his cap was the
right one to use on their products. By 1898, he had created a
foot-powered crowner device to sell to bottlers and retailers so that
they could seal the bottles with his caps quickly and easily. This
helped gain acceptance of his bottle caps. By 1906, Crown had opened
manufacturing plants in Brazil, France, Germany, Japan, and the United
In 1927, after a merger with New Process Cork Company, Crown Cork and
Seal Company was established in New York City. Crown Cork
International Corporation was established in the subsequent year in
order to assist subsidiaries engaged in bottle crown and other cork
business outside the United States.
By the 1930s Crown was selling half of the world’s supply of bottle
caps. Crown entered the tin can business in 1936 with the purchase of
the Acme Can Company of Philadelphia, which led to the creation of the
Crowntainer, a funnel-shaped beer can, the following year.
To address market changes after
World War I
Americas Division: Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, and serves North, Central and South America, with 46 plants and 5,600 employees which produce aerosol, beverage, food and specialty packaging, as well as metal closures. European Division: Headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, and serves Europe, Africa and the Middle East with 71 plants and 11,200 employees which produce aerosol, beverage, food and specialty packaging, as well as metal closures. Asia Pacific Division: Headquartered in Singapore, and serves Asia Pacific with 32 plants, 4,300 employees with aerosol, beverage, and food packaging, as well as metalclosures.
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^ a b c d "For Investors". Retrieved 23 January 2016.
^ Crown Cork & Seal Company (CCK) annual SEC income statement
filing via Wikinvest.
^ a b "About Crown". Retrieved 23 January 2016.
^ Brett Krasnove (9 May 2014). "
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