Canning Suppliers and Contacts
It is easier and more cost-effective than ever for manufacturers to get their delicious drinks into cans for people to enjoy.
If you want to find someone to can your beverage for you, set up a canning line, need a bit of help with your can designs (from the designs themselves to producing sleeves and labels) or want to find associations with the subject at their heart, here are some companies and organisations to get you started.
We keep updating this page as new options become available – this is a growing market and new companies and services launch regularly, so check back to update your contact book.
If you think we’ve missed someone from the list, would like to submit a suggestion or ask a question, just email us here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you need a supplier for printed or plain cans?
If so, here are links to the Can Makers members that manufacture drink cans:
Setting up a canning line
Thinking of setting up a canning line but need some advice on the best way to proceed? Here are some contacts that can help.
If you are looking to purchase a range of manufacturing and/or canning line equipment, you might want to contact a reseller:
Thinking about selling your drinks in multipacks? You’ll need an easy-to-carry solution.
Can Design Tools
Planning to design your can in-house, or looking at alternative options? Here’s a handy free tool which will let you visualise your final product, in 3D, in seconds.
Need help with can and brand design? Designers can help you explore exciting design possibilities for your beverage cans. There are a huge number of designers to choose from, but here are a couple of ideas to get you started.
DBA – Design Business Association
Design Intellect’s top 50 packaging design and branding agencies
Printed cans labels (for small quantities)
Once you’ve designed the branding to bring your drink to life, these contacts can help you put it on the can.
Printed labels are one effective way to do this, which these companies can help with:
If you want to print direct to can on a small quantity, rather than use a label, here’s an option for you.
If you’re doing a very small run, these companies can put your design onto cans via sleeving, after they’ve been filled, and pack them, ready to distribute.
Foil cap end suppliers
Looking to improve the aesthetic appearance of your can ends? Then try this supplier to create maximum impact for your customers.
Packaging companies for your cans
Once you have your beverages canned, you need to think about how you can transport them.
Organisations and associations can provide you with a whole host of useful information and support.
Members of the Can Makers work together specifically to promote the benefits of the beverage can and aid communication between the industry and its customers: brewers and soft drinks manufacturers, retailers, the packaging industry, media and consumers. A full list of members can be found on the Can Makers website.
Other Organisations and Industry Bodies
Metal Packaging Europe
Metal Packaging Europe Beverage Commission
Information on metal packaging in Europe
BevCan Benelux – Metal Packaging Europe
Information about the beverage can industry in Belgium and the Netherlands
BevCan East – Metal Packaging Europe
Information about the beverage can industry in Central East Europe
Information about the beverage can industry in Germany
La Boite Boisson – Metal Packaging Europe
Information about the beverage can industry in France
Latas de bebidas – Metal Packaging Europe
Information about the beverage can industry in Spain
Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association UK
Information on all types of metal packaging
Information on aluminium can recycling
Every Can Counts
Information about can recycling out of the home
Information on packaging and the environment
Information on metal packaging recycling
APEAL – The Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging
Information on steel packaging
BBPA – British Beer and Pub Association
Information about the Beer and Pub industry in the UK
Consumer market research
Can Makers Institute
Information on the can industry in the USA
European Aluminium Association
Information on aluminium
Society of Independent Brewers