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The Can Makers and Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association join forces

The Can Makers will now become The Can Makers Committee within MPMA

Today the Can Makers announce their merger with the Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association (MPMA). The UK industry trade body for beverage cans will continue to represent metal beverage packaging manufacturers within the Association.

The merger sees beverage cans join forces with the rest of the metal packaging industry and will now be known as the Can Makers Committee. Whilst operations externally will remain largely unchanged, processes will become much more streamlined and enable the industry to communicate more effectively with key stakeholders. Sustainability is at the forefront of the industry’s activities and the merger allows for closer coordination of key messages.

William Boyd MPMA

William Boyd, CEO MPMA says,

“This merger is great news for the metal packaging industry and its members as together we will be able to better coordinate and share our resources to promote metal as the most sustainable pack format. We look forward to achieving bigger and better things in 2019.”

Marcel Arsand

Marcel Arsand, Chairman of the Can Makers Committee says,

“Drinks cans are the most recycled drinks container on the planet and provide a great foundation to achieve a circular economy. By working more closely with the wider metal packaging industry we can provide an even stronger voice for our members and demonstrate why cans are a viable sustainable option for drinks makers, retailers and consumers alike more effectively.”

The Committee will continue to operate under the parent organisation of Metal Packaging Europe (MPE).

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