Of the metal packaging market
Steel producers like ArcelorMittal, Tata Steel or ThyssenKrupp are huge factory conglomerates that jointly produced 1.673 billion tonnes of steel in 2017. The automotive industry and the metal packaging industry are its most important customers. This Whitepaper will, of course, focus on the metal packaging industry.
Steel producers deliver tinplate or aluminium to can makers in coils or in cut-to-length sheets. Can makers print or lacquer the material, and their can making lines manufacture the cans required by the can fillers.
There are approximately 5000 can makers worldwide, ranging from medium/small family-owned companies, to large multinationals like: Crown Holdings, Silgan or Ardagh. Major can fillers are well-known companies, for example: Nestlé, Unilever and Kraft. The fourth layer consists of the large retailers that distribute the filled cans to supermarkets or more specialized stores.
The fifth layer consists of all individuals that purchase the finished products. This layer, like any other industry, pays for the complete cycle. This group determines the demand, based on which all layers produce.
Who is backing the MPT?
Currently we are not able to communicate the partners of MPT because of Non Disclosure Agreements. At a later stage, MPT will publish a big release, disclosing all partnerships.