anheuser-busch 2006AR_PackagingOperations

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  • 1. The Anheuser-Busch PACKAGING GROUP includes can production, recycling, label-making and glass operations 20
  • 2. PACKAGING OPERATIONS BREWING INNOVATIONS For more than 30 years, Anheuser-Busch Packaging Group (ABPG) has supplied high-quality and low-cost packaging for Anheuser-Busch beers and other beverage industry customers. Demand for cans and lids exceeded expectations in 2006 and helped Anheuser-Busch’s packaging subsidiary deliver a pretax profit of $145 million, a 2.5 percent increase over 2005. Precision Printing and Packaging, Inc. produces more than 20 billion labels annually for Anheuser-Busch, including the Metal Container Corp. to mandatory deposits and helps reduce clear applied plastic labels that Metal Container Corp. supplies more than container costs. It has benefi ted from upward enhance Bud Light and Budweiser 60 percent of Anheuser-Busch’s domestic beer trends in recycling rates. Select bottles. cans and 75 percent of its domestic lids. In 2006, Metal Container began the rollout of an improved Precision Printing and Packaging, Inc. lid with its soft drink customers that resulted Precision Printing and Packaging, Inc. produces in significant metal cost savings for all involved. more than 20 billion labels annually for In addition, the introduction of a new stronger Anheuser-Busch, which represents more than can design is providing important quality benefi ts 70 percent of the brewery’s label requirements. for customers. These include the clear applied plastic labels that enhance Bud Light and Budweiser Select bottles. In 2006, Metal Container also began supplying Precision also supplies billions of labels to other cans for Hansen Natural Corp.’s popular Monster food, beverage and consumer products customers. Energy brand and other Hansen energy drinks. Longhorn Glass Corp. Anheuser-Busch Recycling Corp. Longhorn Glass Corp. produces longneck glass Anheuser-Busch Recycling Corp. is one of bottles for the Anheuser-Busch Houston brewery. the world’s largest recyclers of aluminum cans, Longhorn supplies more than 60 percent of the recycling more than 125 percent of the cans Houston brewery’s requirements, or approxi- packaged at Anheuser-Busch’s U.S. breweries. mately 8 percent of Anheuser-Busch’s total glass This business unit provides a positive alternative bottle needs. 21 ANHEUSER-BUSCH COMPANIES, INC.