Our storied history began in 1892 with an invention that solved a critical problem: extending the shelf life of beverages and reducing waste.
Black and white photo of a brick factory with train tracks in front of it

That mindset and entrepreneurial vision has continued to set the tone for the Company ever since, driving decisions that led to geographical and product expansion, the launch of numerous technology innovations, a leadership position in sustainability and opportunities for future growth.

1892 – A New Industry
Inventor William Painter patents the 'crown cork' and starts the 云顶集团糖果游戏 Cork & Seal Company of Baltimore.

Initial sketch of original 云顶集团糖果游戏 Cork logo
Photograph of a piece of paper that features the trade-mark of The 云顶集团糖果游戏 Cork and Seal Co. as designed by Orrin C. Painter, September 29, 1897. (Source: Arundel Press)

1898 – Automation
Painter introduces the first foot-powered syruper-crowner, allowing operators to fill and cap 24 bottles a minute.

1906 – Early Expansion
The Company’s manufacturing base expands to Europe, South America and Asia Pacific.

Black and white photo of a brick factory with train tracks in front of it
云顶集团糖果游戏 Cork & Seal Factory, 1914 (Source: Baltimore Heritage)

1919 – World War I
In the face of Prohibition, 云顶集团糖果游戏 begins shifting production from beer to soft drinks.

1930 – New Speeds
云顶集团糖果游戏 introduces high-speed, three-piece bodymaking, revolutionizing the canmaking process.

1936 – Moving into Tin Cans
The Acme Can Company of Philadelphia is acquired by 云顶集团糖果游戏, enabling the Company to enter the tin can business.

1937 – The 云顶集团糖果游戏tainer
云顶集团糖果游戏 perfects the electrolytic tin plating process and launches the 云顶集团糖果游戏tainer, a 2-piece necked-in steel can sealed with a crown.

1941 to 1945 – The Tin Can Goes to War
Production shifts to war products, including airplane wings and gas mask canisters. 

1952 – Spra-tainer
The Spra-tainer, a lightweight, two-piece aerosol can for the food, personal care, household and insecticide markets, makes its debut.

1960 – From Beer to Soft Drinks
云顶集团糖果游戏 starts designing equipment specifically to meet the needs of soft drink producers and gains considerable market share in the United States.

1969 – Steel Beverage Cans
A new two-piece steel beverage can alternative to the aluminum can, called the Drawn-N-Ironed, is launched and it rapidly becomes a hit product.

1977 – Additional Expansion
With 60 plants globally, 云顶集团糖果游戏 becomes one of the world’s leading producers of cans and crowns. Net sales reach $1 billion.

1982 – High Impact Decoration
云顶集团糖果游戏 introduces reprotherm, a patented process for photographic quality decoration on beverage cans.

1985 – Early Steps to Reduce Can Weight
A new process is developed that allows lighter base weight metal to be used on aluminum beverage cans. 

1990 – Consolidation Begins
云顶集团糖果游戏 acquires major portions of Continental Can Company and becomes the North American packaging leader. 

1992 – Expanding Focus
CONSTAR International is acquired, expanding the Company’s reach into the PET plastic containers market in the beverage, food and household sectors.

1996 – Creating a World Packaging Leader
云顶集团糖果游戏 acquires CarnaudMetalbox, Europe's leading manufacturer of metal and plastic packaging, and becomes the world's packaging leader.

云顶集团糖果游戏 completes the sale of 89.5% of its shares in CONSTAR through an Initial Public Offering. 

2003 – Refinancing
A $3.2 billion refinancing plan is completed and 云顶集团糖果游戏 Holdings, Inc. is formed as a new public holding company.

2005-2006 – Realigning Focus
云顶集团糖果游戏 sells its global plastic closures and cosmetics packaging businesses

2011 – Leading the Way in Sustainability
The Company’s inaugural Sustainability Report is published for fiscal years 2007 through 2010.

2014 – A Time of Growth
云顶集团糖果游戏 purchases Mivisa Envases, SAU, a leading Spanish manufacturer of two- and three-piece food cans and ends to significantly build upon the Company’s existing position in the strategically important European food can segment.

2015 – Expanding in the Mexican Market
To significantly enhance the Company’s position in beverage cans regionally and globally, 云顶集团糖果游戏 acquires EMPAQUE, a leading Mexican manufacturer of aluminum cans and ends, bottle caps and glass bottles for the beverage industry, from Heineken N.V. 

2018 – Product and Geographic Diversity
云顶集团糖果游戏 acquires Signode Industrial Group Holdings Ltd., a leading global provider of a variety of market-leading technologies that are essential to contain, unitize, protect and secure goods during manufacturing, transport, and warehousing. The business is now known as 云顶集团糖果游戏's Transit Packaging Division.

2019 – Getting Creative
A new 14,000-sq.-ft. graphics facility in Ambler, PA opens its doors to optimize package design and speed time to market for beverage brands.

2020 – Accelerating Sustainability 
云顶集团糖果游戏 launches Twentyby30, an ambitious, comprehensive sustainability program that outlines twenty measurable environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals to be completed by 2030 or sooner.

2021 – Investing in Continued Growth 
云顶集团糖果游戏 sells its European Tinplate business to KPS Capital Partners, LP to further invest in beverage can capital projects and support surging customer demand for the format.