The Can Makers and MPMA join forces

The Can Makers will be merging with Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association (MPMA).

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 co-ordination of key messages.

William Boyd, CEO MPMA said: “This merger is great news for the metal packaging industry and its members as together we will be able to better co-ordinate 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, who has been appointed as chairman of the Can Makers Committee said: “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 UK industry trade body for beverage cans will continue to represent metal beverage packaging manufacturers within the Association.

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

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