Crown is one of the big dogs in the beverage can industry (alongside aluminum giants Ball and Rexam). Fun side note: In June 2016, the final regulatory hurdle was cleared for the purchase of Britain’s Rexam to America’s Ball Corp. (hooray for multinational conglomerates). Crown is an equally beastly metal packaging company with operations in 40 countries employing more than 23,000 people and net sales of $9.1 billion. The company actually invented the bottle cap, which it originally called the “crown cork” (which we like the sound of better).
Crown supplies a lot of cans around the world including a lot to craft brewers (course, last time we heard, it upped its minimum orders). In fact, Crown Beverage Packaging North America, a business unit of Crown Holdings Inc., was delighted to have 16 different craft brewer customers win a total of 23 GABF medals, including six gold medals. They even sent a quote about it.
“We are very proud of our craft partners for their success,” notes Crown’s Regional Sales Manager for Craft Beer, Nick Osborne. “We have known the majority of our customers since they started breweries. We are excited for the great things to come.”
The winners included Mother Earth Brewing, Fish Brewing, Ghostfish Brewing, Independence Brewing, Brewery Vivant, Neshaminy Creek, Grimm Brothers Brewing, Real Ale Brewing, NoDa Brewing, Kulshan Brewing, Black Tooth Brewing, Daredevil Brewing, Wachusett Brewing, Nebraska Brewing, Fatheads and Devil’s Backbone Brewing.
We did a cool interview with Crown a ways back on trends in the can industry. Read that here!
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CANtastic. Crown, in fact, is on record as stating they haven’t been able to service the craft business with “specialty” cans, ie, 16oz, in North America as they would have liked too. Hence why they are building a new two-line can plant in Nichols, NY. On-line in 2017. Its kind of of silly when you think about it that every single one of their 16oz/473ml cans made for Canada, including the large brewers, comes from plants in the southern USA, in Mississippi and Texas. Nichols, NY is slightly closer (to the border) I think. LOL.