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Can Makers welcomes new member

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The Can Makers, the trade body representing drinks can manufacturers in the UK has welcomed a new member, XSYS part of the Flint Group. It follows a period of sustained growth in the beverage can sector during which demand has increased to record levels.

Simon Gresty, Can Makers chairman, said: “Following the exceptional challenges which the industry has successfully managed in the last 12 months, it is with real pleasure that I welcome XSYS to the Can Makers.

“XSYS joins the Can Makers as a key supplier to the industry and as one of the largest suppliers to the printing, packaging and labeling industries worldwide. A specialist for the global flexographic and letterpress printing industry the firm’s technical know-how and global network will further strengthen the team and aid the Can Makers’ work to promote the benefits of the beverage can and aid communications between the industry and its customers.

Paul McCoy, Flint Group sales manager UK & Ireland, commented: “The Can Makers plays a crucial role in presenting the unique properties of the beverage can and helping manufacturers and other suppliers to the industry work more effectively together to achieve common goals. I look forward to working closely in partnership with Simon and the team in the months and years ahead.”

Mr Gresty added: “Set against record levels of demand, the story of the beverage can is one of innovation while adaptability and resilience have been the vital qualities which have ensured the can making industry’s continuing success.

“I have no doubt XSYS’ membership will prove highly beneficial as we continue to represent the industry’s views and voice opinions so that stakeholders understand the benefits of metal packaging in a Circular Economy.”

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About the Can Makers

The Can Makers is the trade body representing drinks can manufacturers in the UK. Members work together specifically to promote the benefits of the drinks can and aid communications between the industry and its customers: the brewers and soft drinks manufacturers and the retailers, as well as the packaging industry, the media and consumers.

The UK is the largest beverage can market in Europe, with over 10 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 the Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association which represents the UK metal packaging industry. The Can Makers and MPMA form part of a European network set up under Metal Packaging Europe (MPE), which includes similar country organisations across Europe.

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