How cans help prevent food waste

In commemoration of Earth Day, celebrated on 22 April, Crown has developed a new infographic examining the points across the production and consumption cycle where waste occurs, and how metal packaging can help combat the problem. Metal cans preserve their food contents and offer a long shelf life, which reduces the risk of food spoiling […]


Crown cans for Hops For Heroes’

For the second year, Crown will help to make Memorial Day memorable in support of US military armed services, veterans, and their families. The Company will be a national sponsor of Hops for Heroes’ 2015 Homefront IPA program and will donate cans, graphics work for can printing, and freight for shipping, so that the 10 […]

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The Can Makers appoints new chairman

The Can Makers, the industry trade body representing the UK manufacturers of drinks cans, has appointed Martin Constable as the new chairman. Martin takes over from Graham Fenton. Martin Constable comments, “It is certainly an exciting time to be chairman of the Can Makers. We’ve seen strong market performance for drinks cans across the board, […]


Stiff competition

When BAA, the British Airports Authority, was deemed to have a monopoly on the UKs airports the Competition Commission stepped in, conducted a full review of the situation, and then promptly ordered it to sell off three facilities to rival companies – two of which were in the London area. If you translate the information […]

Crown announces acquisition of Empaque

Crown Holdings has announced that Mexico’s Federal Competition Commission has approved its acquisition of Empaque, a Mexican manufacturer of aluminium cans and ends, bottle caps and glass bottles for the beverage industry, from Heineken N.V. The parties expect to close the transaction shortly. Empaque, headquartered in Monterrey, Mexico, currently operates two beverage can plants, a […]

Crown expands Goleniow plant

Crown Bevcan Europe and Middle East is investing in a new manufacturing line at its Goleniow plant to produce 200 diameter (50mm) ends. The Goleniow plant, located in west Poland, currently produces a range of metal closures serving different food markets. The new line has a projected production capacity of 2.4 billion ends per year […]

Novelty tin for Fox’s biscuit brand

Crown Aerosols and Speciality Packaging Europe has launched a novelty tin for the Fox’s biscuit brand Vinnie’s Biscwits Selection range shaped like the character Vinnie’s head. The matte varnished design features Vinnie munching on a biscuit set against a metallic purple background finish. The triple-embossed gold banner reinforces Fox’s current seasonal range, and helps strengthen […]

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Crown to showcase confectionery packaging at ProSweets

Crown Aerosols and Specialty Packaging Europe has announced that it will be showcasing its premium and sustainable packaging solutions for confectioners at ProSweets, a tradeshow for the confectionery industry, February 1-4, 2015, Cologne, Germany. In addition, the company will feature an array of packaging designs and finishes for European confectionery brands. Crown will be on […]


Crown wins gold at Starpack awards

Crown Aerosols and Speciality Packaging Europe is celebrating a number of successes in the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) Starpack Awards 2014. At the awards ceremony, which took place in London, UK, the team was honored with gold, silver and bronze across multiple categories for its work with some of Europe’s beverage and […]

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Huber Packaging to purchase four Crown general lines

Huber Packaging Group will purchase Crown general line tinplate packaging locations in Switzerland (Aesch), Finland (Helsinki), Great Britain (Liverpool) and France (Rouen), as soon as the local and European consultation procedures (if applicable) and necessary formalities have been completed. The acquisition is scheduled to close by the end of the first quarter of 2015. The […]

Crown offers 550ml beverage can

Crown Embalagens Metálicas da Amazônia S.A. (Crown Brazil), a joint venture of Crown Holdings and Évora S.A. of Porto Alegre, Brazil, is now offering a 550ml beverage can that brands can use to leverage the growing culture of sharing beverages. The can enables consumers to easily share their beverage with friends or family, yet retains […]


Crown reaches new labour agreement

Crown Cork & Seal USA, an affiliate of Crown Holdings, has reached a new three-year labour agreement with the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail & Transportation Workers Local 450 covering the company’s beverage can manufacturing facility in Kankakee, Illinois. The agreement commenced on November 3, 2014. “Crown is pleased to have reached a […]

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