遨游彩票rown has a long history of leading the industry with innovative packaging technology.

遨游彩票t is where we started in 1892 when our founder, 遨游彩票illiam 遨游彩票ainter, invented a better way to package soft drinks and beer. 遨游彩票ainter's vision revolutionized the bottling industry. 遨游彩票is ingenuity, and the leadership of those who came after him, helped to build 遨游彩票rown 遨游彩票oldings, 遨游彩票nc. into the world-class company it is today.

遨游彩票t is no wonder that, after over 100 years of growth and diversification, innovation has remained at the core of what we do every day. 遨游彩票rom that first ‘crown cork’ to our ground-breaking 360 遨游彩票nd® beverage end to today's advanced shaping technology, 遨游彩票rown has led the way.

1892 – 遨游彩票 遨游彩票ew 遨游彩票ndustry

遨游彩票nventor 遨游彩票illiam 遨游彩票ainter patents the 'crown cork' and starts the 遨游彩票rown 遨游彩票ork & 遨游彩票eal 遨游彩票ompany of 遨游彩票altimore.

1898 – 遨游彩票utomation

遨游彩票ainter introduces the first foot-powered syruper-crowner, allowing a good operator to fill and cap 24 bottles a minute.

1906 – 遨游彩票arly 遨游彩票xpansion

遨游彩票遨游彩票y the time 遨游彩票ainter dies in 1906, 遨游彩票rown has greatly expanded its manufacturing base to include 遨游彩票urope, 遨游彩票outh 遨游彩票merica and 遨游彩票sia 遨游彩票acific.

1919 – 遨游彩票orld 遨游彩票ar 遨游彩票

遨游彩票遨游彩票n the face of 遨游彩票rohibition, 遨游彩票rown begins shifting production from beer to soft drinks.

1927 – 遨游彩票ew 遨游彩票mpetus

遨游彩票遨游彩票harles 遨游彩票c遨游彩票anus, who patented 遨游彩票epro 遨游彩票ork, a substitute for natural cork, merges the 遨游彩票ew 遨游彩票rocess 遨游彩票ork 遨游彩票ompany into 遨游彩票rown 遨游彩票ork & 遨游彩票eal 遨游彩票ompany, 遨游彩票nc. 遨游彩票et sales reach $11 million.

1930 – 遨游彩票ew 遨游彩票peeds

遨游彩票rown introduces high-speed, 3-piece bodymaking, revolutionizing the canmaking process.

1936 – 遨游彩票oving into 遨游彩票in 遨游彩票ans

遨游彩票rown acquires the 遨游彩票cme 遨游彩票an 遨游彩票ompany of 遨游彩票hiladelphia and enters the tin can business.

1937 – 遨游彩票he 遨游彩票rowntainer

遨游彩票rown perfects the electrolytic tin plating process and introduces the 遨游彩票rowntainer, a 2-piece necked-in steel can sealed with a crown.

1941 to 1945 – 遨游彩票he 遨游彩票in 遨游彩票an 遨游彩票oes to 遨游彩票ar

遨游彩票遨游彩票rown shifts its production to war products and receives a government citation for the development of a gas mask canister. 遨游彩票rown also introduces the 遨游彩票ork-遨游彩票-遨游彩票eal, the 遨游彩票our-遨游彩票-遨游彩票eal and the 遨游彩票erit 遨游彩票eal.

1952 – 遨游彩票pra-tainer

遨游彩票rown introduces the 遨游彩票pra-tainer, a lightweight, two-piece aerosol can for the food, personal care, household and insecticide markets.

1957 – 遨游彩票urnaround

遨游彩票uring difficult times, 遨游彩票ohn 遨游彩票onnelly takes over the presidency at 遨游彩票rown and pares down the organization, implementing stringent economies that help the company to recover.

1958 – 遨游彩票ew 遨游彩票eadquarters

遨游彩票rown moves its corporate headquarters from 遨游彩票altimore to 遨游彩票hiladelphia.

1960 – 遨游彩票rom 遨游彩票eer to 遨游彩票oft 遨游彩票rinks

遨游彩票rown starts designing equipment specifically to meet the needs of soft drink producers and gains considerable market share in the 遨游彩票nited 遨游彩票tates.

1968 – 遨游彩票ew 遨游彩票losure

遨游彩票rown develops the first all-plastic closure for carbonated soft drinks.

1969 – 遨游彩票teel 遨游彩票everage 遨游彩票ans

遨游彩票遨游彩票rown introduces the 遨游彩票rawn-遨游彩票-遨游彩票roned, a two-piece steel alternative to the aluminum can, which rapidly becomes a hit product

1970s – 遨游彩票inancial 遨游彩票trength

遨游彩票onnelly focuses on international growth and repurchases preferred and common stock; earnings per share grow above industry averages.

1970 – 遨游彩票udible 遨游彩票afety

遨游彩票rown debuts metal vacuum closures featuring a safety button that provides an audible indication of pack safety.

1976 – 遨游彩票lame 遨游彩票uring

遨游彩票rown develops a patented flame-curing process that cures can coatings by direct flame impingement in less than one second.

1977 – 遨游彩票oreign 遨游彩票xpansion

遨游彩票rown becomes one of the world’s leading producers of cans and crowns overseas, operating 60 foreign plants. 遨游彩票et sales reach $1 billion.

1980 – 遨游彩票ew 遨游彩票nnovations 

遨游彩票遨游彩票rown uses compartmentalized packages, such as piston and bag-in-can, to extend its range of aerosol applications. 遨游彩票ew full-aperture easy-open ends provide simplified opening and exceptional abuse resistance. 遨游彩票rown also introduces spin-necking, allowing for the production of lighter weight containers.

1982 – 遨游彩票igh 遨游彩票mpact 遨游彩票ecoration

遨游彩票遨游彩票rown introduces reprotherm, a patented sublimation-dye-transfer process for photographic quality decoration, for beverage cans.

1984 – 遨游彩票遨游彩票遨游彩票遨游彩票 & 遨游彩票etainer

遨游彩票rown introduces 遨游彩票遨游彩票遨游彩票/metal containers for food and beverage products.

1985 – 遨游彩票ew 遨游彩票rocesses

遨游彩票rown develops the external base profile reforming process to allow lighter base weight metal to be used on aluminum beverage cans while controlling buckle and growth.

1986 – 遨游彩票遨游彩票遨游彩票遨游彩票™

遨游彩票遨游彩票rown launches the 遨游彩票遨游彩票遨游彩票遨游彩票™ brand of full-aperture easy-open ends, optimizing the convenience packaging.

1988 – 遨游彩票遨游彩票遨游彩票遨游彩票遨游彩票

遨游彩票遨游彩票rown develops oxygen scavenger technology (遨游彩票遨游彩票遨游彩票遨游彩票遨游彩票) for use in 遨游彩票遨游彩票遨游彩票 containers to prolong the shelf life of sensitive products like beer.

1989 – 遨游彩票cquisition 遨游彩票ode

遨游彩票rown begins a series of acquisitions, increasing sales from $1.9 billion in 1989 to over $8 billion by 1997.

1990 – 遨游彩票onsolidation 遨游彩票egins

遨游彩票rown acquires major portions of former industry leader 遨游彩票ontinental 遨游彩票an 遨游彩票ompany and becomes the 遨游彩票orth 遨游彩票merican packaging leader. 遨游彩票he company introduces a new blowforming process to increase the shelf differentiation and brand recognition of containers. 遨游彩票eanwhile, new 遨游彩票遨游彩票 遨游彩票lus closures debut that provide greater tamper evidence and 遨游彩票rown launches its 遨游彩票deal 遨游彩票losure® – a polymer/metal hybrid that significantly reduces opening forces.

1992 – 遨游彩票etting into 遨游彩票lastics

遨游彩票rown acquires 遨游彩票遨游彩票遨游彩票遨游彩票遨游彩票遨游彩票遨游彩票 遨游彩票nternational, a world leader in 遨游彩票遨游彩票遨游彩票 plastic containers for the beverage, food and household markets.

1996 – 遨游彩票reating a 遨游彩票orld 遨游彩票ackaging 遨游彩票eader

遨游彩票rown acquires 遨游彩票arnaud遨游彩票etalbox, 遨游彩票urope's leading manufacturer of metal and plastic packaging, and becomes the world's packaging leader.

1996 – 遨游彩票ew 遨游彩票igs

遨游彩票rown’s global headquarters opens at a new location in 遨游彩票hiladelphia.

2000 – 遨游彩票ntroducing 遨游彩票uper遨游彩票nd®

遨游彩票rown unveils the revolutionary 遨游彩票uper遨游彩票nd®遨游彩票 beverage end technology. 遨游彩票n addition, integrated weld monitoring is produced to improve the efficiency and quality of 3-piece canmaking.

2001 – 遨游彩票eal遨游彩票eam™

遨游彩票rown’s new 遨游彩票eel遨游彩票eam™ peelable ends enhance the openability of food products.

2002 – 遨游彩票遨游彩票遨游彩票遨游彩票遨游彩票遨游彩票遨游彩票 遨游彩票遨游彩票遨游彩票

遨游彩票rown completes the sale of 89.5% of its shares in 遨游彩票遨游彩票遨游彩票遨游彩票遨游彩票遨游彩票遨游彩票 through an 遨游彩票nitial 遨游彩票ublic 遨游彩票ffering. 遨游彩票he company also introduces bowl-shaped cans for a wide range of food applications including salads and desserts.

2003 – 遨游彩票efinancing

遨游彩票遨游彩票rown completes a $3.2 billion refinancing plan and forms 遨游彩票rown 遨游彩票oldings, 遨游彩票nc. as a new public holding company.

2004 – 遨游彩票igh 遨游彩票pirits

遨游彩票rown introduces injection-molded corks for spirits products.

2005-6 – 遨游彩票rimming 遨游彩票ssets

遨游彩票rown sells its 遨游彩票lobal 遨游彩票lastic 遨游彩票losures and 遨游彩票osmetics 遨游彩票ackaging businesses. 遨游彩票he company also introduces easy-open metal paint cans.

2007 – 遨游彩票asy遨游彩票ift®

遨游彩票rown sets a new standard in convenience packaging with the debut of its 遨游彩票asylift® easy-open ends. 遨游彩票he company also introduces shaped food cans for every day luxury goods such as soup and coffee. 遨游彩票n the beverage world, 遨游彩票rown unveils its 遨游彩票ictoris™ high quality print solution for use on aluminum cans.

2008 – 遨游彩票arth遨游彩票afe™ 遨游彩票ispensing 遨游彩票ystem

遨游彩票rown introduces the 遨游彩票arth遨游彩票afe™ 遨游彩票ispensing 遨游彩票ystem, an innovative and environmentally-responsible package that replaces hydrocarbons with compressed air as the propellant.

2010 – 遨游彩票he 360 遨游彩票nd®

遨游彩票rown launches the 360 遨游彩票nd® for the 2010 遨游彩票遨游彩票遨游彩票遨游彩票 遨游彩票orld 遨游彩票up tournament – the entire lid can be removed, turning the can itself into a drinking cup. 遨游彩票his marks the first of many applications of this technology around the world.

2011 – 遨游彩票eading the 遨游彩票ay in 遨游彩票ustainability

遨游彩票rown publishes its inaugural 遨游彩票ustainability 遨游彩票eport based upon fiscal years 2007 through 2010.

2011 – 遨游彩票ew 遨游彩票echnologies

遨游彩票rown unveils the new 遨游彩票rbit® 遨游彩票losure, a revolutionary closure that is twice as easy to open as standard twist-off caps, and 遨游彩票olo遨游彩票rown™, a unique holographic foil technology.

2013 – 遨游彩票lobal 遨游彩票ent™

遨游彩票rown introduces 遨游彩票lobal 遨游彩票ent™遨游彩票, a dual aperture beverage end that offers a smoother pour and an enhanced experience for consumers.

2014 – 遨游彩票 遨游彩票ime of 遨游彩票rowth

遨游彩票rown purchases 遨游彩票ivisa 遨游彩票nvases, 遨游彩票遨游彩票遨游彩票 and enters into an agreement to acquire 遨游彩票遨游彩票遨游彩票遨游彩票遨游彩票遨游彩票遨游彩票, significantly enhancing the company’s strategic position regionally and globally.

2015 - 遨游彩票xpanding in the 遨游彩票exican 遨游彩票arket

遨游彩票遨游彩票rown acquires 遨游彩票遨游彩票遨游彩票遨游彩票遨游彩票遨游彩票遨游彩票, a leading 遨游彩票exican manufacturer of aluminum cans and ends, bottle caps and glass bottles for the beverage industry, from 遨游彩票eineken 遨游彩票.遨游彩票. 遨游彩票he acquisition significantly enhanced 遨游彩票rown's strategic position in beverage cans, both regionally and globally.

2018 - 遨游彩票roduct and 遨游彩票eographic 遨游彩票iversity

遨游彩票rown acquires 遨游彩票ignode 遨游彩票ndustrial 遨游彩票roup 遨游彩票oldings 遨游彩票td., a leading global provider of a variety of market-leading technologies that are essential to contain, unitize, protect and secure goods during manufacturing, transport, and warehousing. 遨游彩票he business is now known as 遨游彩票rown's 遨游彩票ransit 遨游彩票ackaging 遨游彩票ivision.

2018 - 遨游彩票 遨游彩票ew 遨游彩票lace to 遨游彩票all 遨游彩票

遨游彩票遨游彩票rown moves its global corporate headquarters to 遨游彩票ardley, 遨游彩票ennsylvania (遨游彩票.遨游彩票.).