Scunthorpe factory has produced enough cans to stretch to the Moon and back as company celebrates rolling 10 billionth can

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 3 Oct 2017

A £75 million investment by the Polish owners on building a canning factory in Scunthorpe has paid big dividends.

For the 200-plus employees at the Can-Pack UK plant on the Skippingdale industrial Estate are celebrating rolling the 10 billionth can.

Proud company chiefs claim 10 billion cans laid end to end would stretch around the world 32 times or reach from the Earth to the Moon and back again.

The landmark comes nine years after the factory opened with a single production line.

Following the installation of a second line three years ago, the plant is capable of producing more than six million cans a day.

The Can-Pack UK factory in Scunthorpe

The cans are sold to major breweries and soft drink filling plants across Europe and the UK.

Philip Fisher,the Scunthorpe managing director, said: "I am immensely proud of what the team here has achieved over the past nine years.

"We took a derelict site and created a business which now employs well over 200 people and supports many other local jobs and businesses in our wider supply chain. This was all made possible by the commitment of our employees, our business partners and the support of our shareholder.

"I would like to extend my personal thanks to each and every one of those who have supported us over the past nine years. I remain excited about the future and look forward to the production of the 20 billionth can!"


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