Craft beer success in Canada

The success of craft beer today is down to the pioneering efforts of a handful of adventurous brewers. While some of the big breweries are now battling with falling sales, the upsurge of smaller brewers continues.The popularity of craft beers, heralded for their individuality and local appeal, has long had customers convinced both locally and further afield. One example...

Meeting hygiene needs means new investment

Just over three years ago when I last contributed to this column, I introduced what we call at Gruppo ASA the ‘hub-and-spoke’ business model. The objective was to optimise production in our family-owned concern, which had grown through the acquisition of seven companies, which in most cases, included printing through to the final assembly of cans.To cut costs and...

Wrapping up

Joe Finan of INX International has attempted in this column to give the reader enough of a colour foundation to be fairly conversant in the subjectThis month’s column wraps up our brief discussion of colour.  Our journey lasted a year but this subject literally goes on forever. We recap here – verbatim – the main points made each month. ...

Bryan Donkin, the world's first canmaker

2013 marks the 200th anniversary of the first canmaking and canning plant being established and Bryan Donkin helped make it happen.Many people contributed to the development of preserved foods in the early years of the 19th century as demand for healthy and nutritious provisions increased from armies, navies and expeditions which were engaged in wars in Europe and exploration...

Politics and its packaging impact

How will recent political changes affect consumer spending and packaging, asks Arthur Stupay* Recent major political and leadership changes in several western countries raise questions about prospects for the economy and consumer spending. Will the US, Britain and France implement reforms to reduce both individual and corporate taxes? Will public spending programmes for infrastructure spur the economy without causing inflation?...

Beacon for best practice

As it’s 30 years since what became the Canpack Group was created in Poland it would be appropriate for celebrations.

Sidermec cuts a figure in Europe

In just over 40 years, what started as a small Italian operation has rolled out its customised supply of cut tinplate to canmakers across Europe. Paul Gander reports Earlier this year, tinplate service and sales group and Italian family business Sidermec added to its network of hubs in Italy and Belgium by establishing a new processing site in Grisignano, north-east...

New opportunities

A brewery in Myanmar has responded to rising demand for beer and relaxation of trade barriers with new investments. Paul Hill reports With demand for canned beer in Myanmar growing significantly following the opening up of its markets, Dagon Beverages Company, the south-east Asian country’s second-largest brewery, has been installing extra canning capacity.From 2015 to 2016 alone, Dagon’s share of...

Light fantastic

Canmaker Crown has been working with brewer MolsonCoors to bring special-effect cans to the short selling season of Canada’s summer. John Nutting reports A collaborative project between brewer MolsonCoors and one of Crown’s beverage can plants is aiming to boost sales of Coors Light beer during the ‘100 days of Summer’.In the promotion, starting this month in Canada, six designs...