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Welcome to CanMaking.Info!

by CanMaking.Info on 30/08/2013 - 11:00 am

The Can Making Industry has afforded me a wealth of friendship, knowledge and travel experiences since I joined Metal Box Engineering as an apprentice mechanical engineer in the summer of 1976. Now with more than 37 years served in this wonderful industry I have wanted to contribute something back that will benefit the truly global community of can makers and their suppliers.

Whilst we are admirably served by the printed trade media and online news sites, as an engineer with a passion for all things IT and internet I have long believed that we as a community deserve a real home on the worldwide web where information can be freely shared for the benefit of everyone.

I therefore hope that CanMaking.Info will be accepted and adopted by can makers and can machinery, equipment and material suppliers alike as their ‘go to’ resource for contact information, diary events, product information and classified sales.

Everybody can list their information for free, and browsing the site does not require you to register or log in.

As with every venture, CanMaking.Info will eventually have to be self funding and revenue will be derived from sponsors who can pay to enhance and create custom listings and promote their company and products. But my mandate is that CanMaking.Info will always be free to list on and visit.

As the founding sponsor we have already created listings for 475 suppliers and 35 trade organisations, and are publishing more than 150 product data sheets and brochures in the articles section. We will continue to work on adding to the knowledge base for the foreseeable future.

Please bookmark www.canmaking.info as your favourite canmaking site. Create a profile and claim or create your listings and contribute to the knowledge base. It is my gift to you all. Thank you for 37 (and counting) wonderful years

John Jenner
Founding Sponsor


Sandeep Singh - 16/10/2013 - 02:10 am

Dear John, Thank you for all your efforts in creating this wonderfull platform to help us all . May god give you a healthy and blissfull ife ahead . Wish you all the best in watever you do.. Regards Sandeep Singh : CANS INDIA

Roger Bennison - 09/10/2013 - 12:09 pm

Greetings and good wishes John! I believe we first met nearly thirty years ago, soon after I started Vertex with the encouragement of Stuart Denyer. As you can see from our listing, we are still in Virginia. I wish your endeavour every success, and hope I can contribute something of value to the knowledge base (perhaps on the topic of weld monitoring?)

Eurocan - 10/10/2013 - 10:55 am

It is brilliant to hear from you Roger, and thank you for being the first person to post a comment on the blog. I cannot believe it is thirty years... I am still in touch with one or two of the original Metal Box Engineering guys; Mike Wakeling celebrated his 70th birthday earlier this year! In fact one of the most rewarding aspects of being involved with this site has been catching up with so many old friends and colleagues. Please do get going with an article for the knowledge base on weld monitoring, that is exactly the type of material we want to encourage people to contribute.

Many thanks

John Jenner

Founding Sponsor