The Canmaker is a monthly business intelligence publication for the metal packaging industry offering its readers a mixture of news, features, reviews and comment.  

Published continuously since 1988, The Canmaker is a key source of information for canmakers, their suppliers and customers in the food, beverage, personal care, home products and industrial sectors.

Our readers

The Canmaker‘s subscription list reads like an international who’s-who of the metal packaging world, embracing executives and staff from the smallest companies in the world to the largest multinational corporations.

“I truly believe The Canmaker is one of the best industry magazines I have seen in my 30-year career in coatings…

You can be proud of that”

The Canmaker Innovations

Published at the beginning of each year, The Canmaker Innovations reviews the latest metal packaging developments, technology and ideas. It also provides a review of The Canmaker Cans of the Year Awards, featuring the winners and short-listed entries with images and descriptions.

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The Canmaker is a monthly trade publication available exclusively to businesses and industry professionals. 

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Our content is available in the following formats across a range of packages:

  • Print

  • Digital

  • Online 

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Help your business grow

Reach canmakers, their suppliers and customers in the food, beverage, personal care, home products and industrial sectors

We offer a range of options to promote your products and services alongside quality editorial to The Canmaker’s dedicated audience including:

  • A range of positions in print

  • Various positions on

  • The Canmaker Directory

  • The Canmaker year planner

  • Our monthly newsletter

SPG Events

SPG Events delivers a range of events tailored to the packaging industry, offering metal packaging manufacturers and users varied opportunities to explore technology and ideas to help improve their businesses.

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The Canmaker Summit

The Canmaker Summit brings together delegates and speakers from around the world to exchange ideas, discuss current trends and make new contacts.

The Summit includes The Canmaker Cans of the Year Awards – a  celebration of the world’s finest metal packaging.

Join us for two days of stimulating, thought-provoking, topical presentations

Edinburgh, Scotland 11-12 October 2023

“This year’s Summit was exciting because it took the free exchange of information between delegates to a new high”

The Canmaker Cans of the Year Awards

The Canmaker Cans of the Year Awards celebrate, promote and reward the innovative and ground-breaking work that takes place within the global metal packaging industry each year.

Sign up to our newsletter for updates of how you can be involved in the next Cans of the Year Awards

“I was highly excited to have won the Can of the Year at The Canmaker Cans of the Year Awards. NOMOQ, as a new company, really appreciates getting recognition from the leading magazine in the industry”

Peter Stein, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Cannex Fillex

The World Canmaking Congress

Cannex Fillex is an international showcase of the latest metal packaging and filling technologies from around the world. 

Canmakers, fillers, designers, equipment manufacturers and materials suppliers can: 

  • Discover new companies

  • Meet face-to face with suppliers

  • Make valuable business contacts

Join us in Guangzhou, China 16-19 July 2024.

“The products, equipment and technology exhibited here reflect the latest technology and direction in international canmaking industry.”

Xia Qifeng

Consultant to the Department of Science & Technology of Guangdong Province