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Rexam United Arab Can Manufacturing Company (RUAC)

Rexam United Arab Can Manufacturing Company (RUAC) is a manufacturer of aluminium beverage cans and ends based in Dammam on the Arabian Gulf Coast, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The business was initially established as a joint venture between four Saudi partners, three of whom are consumers of beverage cans, and Reynolds International Inc. who provided the technical expertise and support for the establishment of the manufacturing facility.

In early 1997 the RUAC plant opened for business, capitalized at 90 million riyals (more than $24 million). The plant has now grown its annual production capacity to be over 2.8 billion cans and 3.1 billion ends per year.

In 2014, Rexam PLC, a leading global beverage can maker, announced that it had signed an agreement to acquire a 51% stake in United Arab Can Manufacturing Limited (UAC). Current shareholders of UAC comprise Olayan Financing Company, Aujan Industries Co. LLC, The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Saudi Arabia and Al-Jabr Trading Company.

As a Coca Cola approved supplier, RUAC not only supplies Coca Cola plants throughout the Middle East region, but also major juice and carbonated beverage producers such as Aujan Industries who produce the market leading Rani brand. Currently RUAC supplies product to K.S.A, Bahrain, Kuwait, U.A.E, Jordan, Lebanon, Yemen, Qatar, and Iraq with a high reputation for quality and service.

RUAC has been ISO 9002 certified since 2001, and continues to build on this certification with numerous quality and safety initiatives within the plant. These include 5S and development work on FSSC 22000.

One of the most efficient plants in the region, RUAC utilizes advanced technology and enhanced line configuration to achieve higher productivity than in conventional plants. The plant's automatic process equipment, much of which was custom-designed and custom-built for this particular location, operates at high efficiency and with minimal waste of raw materials.

The current product range of RUAC includes 185ml, 250ml, 330ml and 355ml cans, together with 200, 202, and 206 diameter ring pull and stay on tops.