Company History

 

Phil, George and William P. White

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Company History

1926 The White Brothers (picture) founded White Cap in Chicago/USA
1957 Continental Can acquires White Cap
1984 Peter Kiewit acquires Continental Can 
1991 Schmalbach-Lubeca acquires Continental Can's European Operations and White Cap (USA) from
Peter Kiewit
2001 Schmalbach-Lubeca forms Joint Venture with Silgan Holdings to create White Cap, LLC
2002 Amcor Limited (Australia) acquires Schmalbach-Lubeca’s PET & White Cap Closures Businesses
2003 Silgan Holdings Purchases Amcor Limited's share of White Cap, LLC; name changed to Silgan Closures LLC
2006 Silgan Holdings purchases Amcor White Cap Europe/Asia & South America, re-unification of the White Cap businesses; name changed to Silgan White Cap Americas & Silgan White Cap Europe/Asia
2008 Silgan Holdings acquires the metal closure producer VEM de Tapas Metálicas S.A. (Spain) and VacVem (China)
2011 Silgan Holdings Poland completes the acquisition of the assets of the Polish metal closure producer “DGS-TO” Spółka z ograniczoną odpowiedzialnością
2012
 
Silgan Holdings Austria (SMP) acquired the leading metal packaging producer (cans and metal closures) Öntas Öner Teneke Ambalaj located in Izmir, Turkey
2013
  
Silgan Holdings acquires the metal vacuum closure assets from Amcor, Australia
 
2013 Acquisition of Portola Packaging Ltd producing plastic closures for the food and beverage industry

Product History

1926 New closure type for glass containers Side Seal Pry Off & worldwide licensing of Vapour Vacuum® closure/sealing technology
1959 First Twist-Off® closure for the baby food industry
1970 First PT (Press-On Twist-Off®) closure launched
2000 Launch of 40mm Band-Guard®
2005 63 PTU
2007 51 PTU and introduction of low migration compound 863
2008 51 PT-Band® - double tamper evident
2011 BPA ni products
2012 Launch of 38 RAB and 82 DW
2013 Acquisition of Portola Packaging Ltd producing plastic closures for the food and beverage industry

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