Woman Enjoying a Beverage Outdoors
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Beer has been a staple for consumers for thousands of years – first brewed by the Sumerians of ancient Mesopotamia about 5,000 years ago. The drink has been consumed from a variety of different types of containers during its rich history, including clay vessels by the Egyptians. Today’s date, January 24th, marks the anniversary of the sale of the first canned beer in the United States in Richmond, Virginia in 1935. Since then, cans have been rapidly adopted by national brewers and microbrewers, with the format accounting for more than half of the $20 billion U.S. beer industry.

Young Girl Making Soup
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
  1. The earliest archaeological evidence for the consumption of soup dates back to 6000 BC, and it was hippopotamus soup.
  2. Soups are classified into two groups: clear soups and thick soups.
  3. Soups can be consumed hot or cold, depending on the climate of the region where it’s being served, and flavors can be sweet or savory.
  4. Americans eat more than 10 billion bowls of soup each year.
  5. The most popular soup variety in the U.S. is chicken noodle.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Crown is closing out 2016 by scooping up multiple industry awards that recognize the innovative packaging it has developed in conjunction with customers around the world.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Reveal, which uses temperature sensitive inks to engage consumers before, during and after beverage consumption, is an interactive technology developed by Crown Bevcan Europe & Middle East’s in-house Design Studio team. Using specially developed inks, which have been formulated in partnership with Chromatic Technologies, Inc. (CTI), graphics can change to ‘reveal’ specific imagery and messaging as the cold product inside is consumed, fostering greater interaction between consumers and brands.

Caroline May
Friday, November 4, 2016

Crown Europe’s Elements of Engagement (EoE) program trains leaders to cultivate an open dialogue and create a culture of transparency, helping increase employee engagement at all levels.

Forward Initiative Participants
Monday, October 24, 2016

Crown Europe is taking a proactive approach to filling its operational leadership positions of tomorrow with the FORWARD initiative. Designed to identify, recruit and train candidates with key foundational skills, the new program exposes participants to assignments that span countries and disciplines ranging from continuous improvement to engineering over a 24 to 36 month period.

Sound wave for 330cc beverage can opening
Thursday, October 13, 2016

When you think of your favorite packaged food or beverage, which of the five senses come to mind first? If you said touch, taste or smell, you’re not alone. Consumers routinely pick up products and touch them, or refer to the smell or taste of their favorite foods. These senses have served as inspiration for the packaging of food and beverages for decades. Sound is probably the least utilized sense when it comes to modern food and beverage packaging. 

Food value chain: processing and packaging
Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted annually. 

The source of the problem is different in different economic regions. In industrialized countries, more than 40% of food waste takes place during distribution and beyond, including time on retail shelves and in consumer homes. On the other hand, in developing countries, more than 40% of food waste takes place before distribution, including the post-harvest handling and processing phases.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Ninety-seven children of Crown employees around the world were recently recognized as recipients of the John F. Connelly Scholarship Fund. Since its launch 25 years ago, the fund has attracted approximately 18,500 applicants and has awarded over $3.8 million dollars to support one year of post-secondary education for 1,873 students. This year's recipients were chosen from 685 applications, representing 110 Crown locations in 25 countries.

LaSalle University Visit
Thursday, August 25, 2016

There has been a strong relationship between Crown and La Salle University (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) ever since the late John Connelly served as our company’s chairman.