The Can Makers is the trade body representing the UK companies responsible for the manufacture of beverage cans. Members work together specifically to promote the benefits of the beverage can and aid communication between the industry and its customers: brewers and soft drinks manufacturers, retailers, the packaging industry, media and consumers.

Members are the manufacturers Ardagh, Ball Beverage Packaging Europe and Crown Bevcan UK; their raw materials suppliers Akzo Nobel, Sun Chemicals, Inx International UK Ltd, PPG Industries and Sherwin-Williams.

The UK is the largest beverage can market in Europe, with over 9.6 billion cans shipped each year from UK can manufacturing plants. The Can Makers was the first organisation in Europe formed to promote drink cans. It is part of a European network set up under the auspices of Metal Packaging Europe (MPE), which includes similar country organisations across Europe.

Why choose the can?

A can is infinitely recyclable, comes in a wide range of sizes and has numerous uses. Cans are preferred by consumers who consider them easy to open, store and stack and easy to dispose of. Need more reasons to choose cans?

Made to Measure

It is a common misconception that drinks cans come in a limited range of sizes. They in fact come in a wide range of sizes with a number of diameters and heights, and hence capabilities and looks.