For a former bank clerk with no previous experience of canmaking Barnabas Csereklye has climbed a steep learning curve as manager of Hungary’s first beverage can plant.

Csereklye – who subsequently worked in managerial roles in the banking sector – is the first to admit that he’s “an economist, not an engineer”. However, he has a passion for the business and was happy to take on the challenge of building the plant when approached by the owners, who had established a drinks plant at Szikszó in 2010.