Nippon Steel Corporation (Nippon Steel) held a ceremony to commemorate 60 years of supplying tinplate (for Can) to Del Monte Philippines, Inc. (Del Monte) in Manila in September 2022. Since Nippon Steel began working with Del Monte in 1962, It delivered a cumulative total of more than 1.2 million tons of tinplate.
At the commemorative ceremony, Nippon Steel and Del Monte reflected on the companies’ shared history, such as the development and adoption of advanced technologies, including those for thinner plates for can containers, environmentally friendly chromate-free tinplate (trademark “EZP™”), and easy open ends (can lids). With the aim of further strengthening relationship, both companies agreed to enhance joint initiatives to achieve carbon neutrality, and ultimately to realize a sustainable society, in addition to ensuring a stable supply of high-quality tinplate, developing products utilizing Nippon Steel’s technologies, and reducing costs for both companies.
Nippon Steel will continue to improve the technological capabilities and ability to propose services to support the development of the food industry and to help improve people’s living standards by supplying tinplate, a material used for can products, which is suitable for the long-term preservation of food products.