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Our goal is to make beverage cans the preferred choice for drinks packaging.

The Can Makers Committee gives the UK’s beverage can industry a unified voice, by bringing together can manufacturers, suppliers of raw materials, and related industries.

We proactively position and support the positive attributes and image of beverage cans through joint marketing, environmental and technical initiatives.

We represent the industry’s views and voice opinions so that stakeholders understand how metal packaging contributes to the Circular Economy.


We communicate the can's benefits as a drinks package to brand owners, retailers and consumers in a consistent and dynamic way


We monitor the beverage can's environmental performance and support recycling programmes


We commission and distribute research demonstrating the can's advantages


We coordinate with stakeholders for the benefit of our members


Our expert technical commissions develop good practise guidelines to enhance the industry’s reputation for safety and reliability, ensuring members’ compliance with technical and legal standards.


The Can Makers is a member of Metal Packaging Europe.

Metal Packaging Europe gives Europe’s rigid metal packaging industry a unified voice, by bringing together manufacturers, suppliers, and national associations.

The membership covers more than 300 manufacturing sites, employing over 60,000 people. 80% of member companies are small and medium-sized enterprises. Together, they produce some 85bn units every year for the beverage, food, health & beauty, household and industrial markets.

Click here to get to know more about Metal Packaging Europe.