Wild Goose Canning has joined forces with Meheen, a move that enables the new business to offer canning and bottling lines to customers.

Meheen and Wild Goose confirmed that both businesses would continue to offer and support their current products.

Going forward, they said they plan to harness their “unified experience, industry knowledge and ingenuity to build on their tradition of innovation”.

Dan Cleary, president of Meheen, explained: “We’re thrilled about the Meheen-Wild Goose partnership and the opportunities it creates for our customers and employees.

“Both Meheen and Wild Goose are passionate about supporting craft, and together we’ll be uniquely positioned to do that.

“We know some craft producers prefer cans, some bottles and many want both. Our team will now be empowered to help microbreweries and other craft producers select and purchase the world’s best packaging solutions – cans, bottles or both – for their needs and preferences.”

“This combination makes tremendous sense on so many levels,” added Alexis Foreman, the President and one of Wild Goose’s founders.

Foreman said: “Wild Goose and Meheen have crossed paths for years, and we’ve come to recognize we have a lot in common – from our dedication to serving craft, to our tradition of innovation, to a long list of common customers.

“When the opportunity to join forces arose, we immediately saw the benefits it would generate. We’re looking forward to taking advantage of the best both companies have to offer to better serve our customers.”