Can-do attitude: Revenue has fallen, but firms have exploited opportunities in new markets

Light metal containers are commonly used to pack beverages and food. Consumers’ preference for convenient impulse purchases supports demand for industry products, notably drinks. Packaging is used to protect, preserve and distribute goods while giving brand owners an opportunity to promote their products. Light metal packaging is particularly dominant in beverage markets where volumes are very high. Manufacturers of light metal packaging compete with alternative packaging made from plastic and glass, and must innovate to lower costs and minimise the environmental footprint of their products. This is normally achieved by using fewer harmful materials, recycling more and reducing waste...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£1.8bn
Annual Growth 14-19
-0.1%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
5,251
Businesses
54

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Craft beer has been an important growth area in the face of high external competition
  • The weak pound has made industry products less expensive internationally, stimulating export growth
  • The development of self-heating, self-cooling and microwaveable cans is expected to help combat competition
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Aluminium containersAluminium containers are estimated to account for 41% of revenue. Aluminium cans are mainly used to package carbonated soft drinks and beer; however, they are also used to contain other food and non-food items. The UK soft drink market is dominated by a few large companies, including Coca-Cola, Britvic and GlaxoSmithKline. These companies control most soft drink canning and bottling in the United Kingdom. Metal containers face significant competition in 2018-19 from plastic PET containers in the carbonated soft drink, packaged beer, juice, mineral water and processed food markets. Conversely, the growing environmental consciousness of consumers would mean substituting away from plastic bottles, working in favour of aluminium containers. Gla...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Light Metal Packaging Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Light Metal Packaging Manufacturing Industry are

  • Effective cost controls
  • Having an exclusive sales contract
  • Having links with suppliers
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from plastic packing goods manufacturing and Demand from beer production in the Light Metal Packaging Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Light Metal Packaging Manufacturing Industry?

    Operators in the industry manufacture metal tins, cans, collapsible tubes and boxes. These are used to store food and drink.

    Industry Products
  • Tinplate containers
  • Aluminium containers
  • Stoppers, closures, caps and lids
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing tins and cans for food and drink
  • Manufacturing other metal containers for food and drink
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from plastic packing goods manufacturing
  • Demand from beer production
  • Demand from seafood processing
  • Demand from soft drink production
  • Demand from fruit and vegetable processing

  • Current Performance
  • In ore
  • Pedal to the metal
  • A silver lining
  • Prices not foiling the industry
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Plastic steels the show
  • The environmental magnet
  • Potential dents
  • Down like lead balloons
  • Table: Light Metal Packaging Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Light Metal Packaging Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Seafood Processing
  • Fruit & Vegetable Processing
  • Tea Processing
  • Coffee Processing
  • Condiments & Seasoning Manufacturing
  • Beer Production
  • Soft Drink Production

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Aluminium Production

  • Products & Services
  • Aluminium containers
  • Tinplate containers
  • Stoppers, closures, caps and lids
  • Chart: Light Metal Packaging Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Alcoholic beverage manufacturers
  • Non-alcoholic beverage manufacturers
  • Food manufacturers
  • Other manufacturers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Light Metal Packaging Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Light Metal Packaging Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Light Metal Packaging Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Crown Packaging Manufacturing UK Ltd, Ball Beverage Packaging Holdings UK Ltd, Can-Pack UK Ltd, Ardagh Metal Packaging UK Limited,
  • Table: Crown Packaging Manufacturing UK Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Ball Beverage Packaging Holdings UK Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Can-Pack UK Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Ardagh Metal Packaging UK Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Light Metal Packaging Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Light Metal Packaging Manufacturing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Carbon Footprint
  • The carbon dioxide emitted by an organisation, event, product or person.
  • Polyethylene Terephthalate (Pet)
  • A thermoplastic polymer resin of the polyester family. It is used to make containers for food, beverages and other liquids because it is an excellent barrier material.
  • Tinplate
  • A thin sheet of iron or steel coated with tin to prevent rusting.
  • Toll Manufacturing
  • An arrangement in which a company processes raw materials or manufactures semi-finished goods for another company.
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