Crown Holdings chooses Belden Architecture for Comprehensive Automation Infrastructure
With 146 manufacturing plants in 36 countries, Crown Holdings – formerly Crown Cork & Seal – is one of the largest beverage, food, aerosol and specialty packaging companies in the world. One of Crown’s facilities, an aluminum can manufacturing plant in Kankakee, Illinois, is a leading supplier of aluminum cans to major multinational beverage companies.
To not only update the manufacturing plant, but prepare it for the next 100 years of service, a robust solution was required for both current and future needs. J
"Belden has an excellent track record providing high-quality network guidance, consultation and support for customers in the Chicago area. We also like Belden’s strong brand recognition and high-quality products. I believe working together as a team on strategies and execution is important, especially when our customer benefits from a comprehensive solution.”
– Jon Herrity, Standard Electric Supply Co.
The team designed a system with an optimized array of switches and network management software. With deep process control knowledge and prior success with Hirschmann switches, Belden was identified and selected as a partner given best-in-class industrial networking products and ease of use.
“Belden’s reputation preceded itself, so we came to them first and after weighing their solutions against other options, we came back to Belden. Their unrivaled reputation for local support and knowledge, strong partnership with Standard Electric Supply Co. and their ability to answer product questions put us at ease. We knew we could trust and rely on their local expertise for support long after the network was installed.”
– Luke Carter, Engineering Manager, Crown Holdings’ Kankakee/Bradley facility