BW Packaging Systems Company

Continental Closetech


Continental Can Company was one of the largest can manufacturers in the world.  It was also one of the largest can making equipment manufacturers.  Part of the equipment manufactured was a line of the finest fully automatic Can Seamers.  Continental Can Company had been building Can Seamers since 1910.  In 1984, Kiewit acquired Continental Can Company in a stock purchase.  Figgie international purchased Closetech from Continental Can Company in 1986 that was still owned by Kiewit.  Barry Wehmiller purchased Figgie Packaging Systems from Figgie International on March 3, 1995.  Part of Figgie Packaging Systems was the line of can Seamers known as Closetech.


The 2000 series machine, due to its design, is simply converted and as such, many varieties sprang up over the years.  Several years after the introduction of the series, the aerosol version and Clincher were designed.