Consumer packaging company Rexam has revealed plans to build a can-making factory in Nüziders, Austria, to meet the growing demand for energy drink Red Bull.

The group said that it would invest £45m in 2006 and 2007 for the wall-to-wall can-making plant.

Lars Emilson, chief executive of Rexam, added: “We have had a long and close relationship with Red Bull. We recently announced the extension of our exclusive contract with them and this wall-to-wall plant is a natural development of that relationship.”