Kindel Blechdruckerei

Tinplate printer on tinplate printing machine

Quality since 1904

Since 1904, Kindel Blechdruckerei has developed into a recognised printing partner for high-quality printing and varnishing for metal packaging. We have also been manufacturing complex metal closures in-house for decades.

As a family-run, medium-sized company in its fourth generation, our strengths include comprehensive printing, coating and service offering from a single source. Numerous well-known customers from Germany and Europe trust our manufacturing expertise and value our flexibility and reliability in the implementation of individual product requirements.

Coating tinplate with lacquer

Location advantage Wuppertal

Our location in Wuppertal is strategically located. The most important suppliers and customers in the European metal packaging industry are located within a radius of around 500 kilometers from our metal printing plant. Antwerp and Rotterdam, the two largest ports in Europe, are under three hours away from Wuppertal. Our metal printing plant is also conveniently located close to the Wuppertal-Nord highway junction on the A46, A1 and A43.

Varnishing / Printing

Tinplate packaging, printed or blank

Varnishing and printing

With our modern and high-performance machinery, we varnish and print tinplate and aluminum sheets in various dimensions and thicknesses. Our customers are active in a wide range of industries ranging from chemicals and construction to cosmetics and caviar processing, which we provide with ultra-thin sheet metal packaging services.

Printing process

Our many years of experience in metal printing, a highly qualified team of employees and modern production technology guarantee high product quality and customer satisfaction. Even for small print runs, we are a reliable partner for first-class printing results. Our multilingual service and sales team looks after a national and international customer base in all areas of product consulting and order processing through to on-time delivery.

Manufacturing process for tinplate cans

Worth knowing

  • arrow_forwardSheet formats
    Sheet-fed varnishing of
    aluminum / tinplate / scroll sheets
    Sheet widths 710 - 1145 mm
    Sheet lengths 510 - 965 mm
    Sheet thickness 0.12 - 0.50 mm

    Sheet-fed offset printing formats
    Sheet widths 710 - 1220 mm
    Sheet lengths 510 - 1000 mm
    Sheet thickness 0.12 - 0.40 mm
  • arrow_forwardLoading and unloading

    We have our own ramp for unloading overseas 20ft and 40ft containers. We also offer warehousing facilities of the raw materials delivered to us.

  • arrow_forwardPrepress

    Data transfer and conversion from all common graphics programmes is possible without any problems. Our experienced graphics team will turn your design into a finished print template in the prepress stage.

  • arrow_forwardPrinting plate production

    As an extension of our manufacturing expertise, we have set up our own printing plate production with the Lüscher Xpose! for thermal offset printing plates. All production steps from prepress and printing plate production to varnishing and printing are therefore carried out in our plate printing plant in Wuppertal.


We are happy to answer any questions about metal printing!

Specialist for Tinplate Packaging

Tinplate packaging, printed or blank

Manufacturing process for tinplate cans

Tinplate packaging

At our site in Wuppertal, we have been producing tinplate cans in various designs for customers throughout Europe for many years.

In addition to the classic ring-lid can, e.g. for paints, we also manufacture plug-in lid cans for fillers and easy-open lid cans for various chemical-industrial products. We manufacture two-piece cans for pasty fillings or sweets/drops.

We also produce slip lid cans, which are ideal as decorative cans and which our customers like to fill with pastry specialties or use as tea tins.

Our cans are available in various designs. They can be ordered blank without a design, plain or with an individual, multi-colored design. We offer you the flexibility you need to present your products in an appealing way.


  • arrow_forwardCan programme
    Can type Ø 56 Ø 73 Ø 84 Ø 99 Ø 116 / 117 Ø 155 Ø 160 / 161 Height in mm
    Slip-lid can F F F F / S F F = 45 - 172
    S = 82 - 265
    F = Ø 116/117: 45 - 260
    Ring-lid can F F F F / S F F = 45 - 172
    S = 82 - 265
    F = Ø 116/117: 45 - 260
    Easy-open lid can F F F F / S F S S F = 45 - 172
    S = 82 - 265
    Ø 116/117: 45 - 260
    F = Ø 155/160: 72 - 250
    Tear-off lid tin F F / S F = 45 - 172
    S = 82 - 265

    F = Seamed seam
    S = Seam weld

    2-piece cans Content
    28 / 12 mm 5 ml
    40 / 12 mm 10 ml
    50 / 14 mm 20 ml
    66 / 18 mm 50 ml
    78 / 21 und 78 / 26 mm 100 ml


Please call us with questions about tinplate packaging!

Metal Closures

Metal closures with seal


In addition to producing closures for our cans, we also manufacture tinplate and aluminum closures.

Our aluminum lids are used to close jars that are rinsed after emptying and reused as drinking glasses, a resource-saving solution.

The production of slip-lids as a sustainable alternative to plastic lids is particularly important to us. These lids can be resealed and are ideal for products such as instant coffee powder or milk powder. We are committed to offering innovative solutions that are both functional and environmentally friendly.

Drying of the sealing compound for metal closures


  • arrow_forwardOur aluminum closures assortment

    61,5 63,565,270,274,4
    All dimensions in mm. Other dimensions on request.

Worth knowing

  • arrow_forwardAluminum

    Aluminum occurs naturally as aluminum oxide (alumina) in bauxite and is the raw material for aluminum production (fused-salt electrolysis). Bauxite is a weathered product of limestone and silicate rock and is mainly mined in open-cast mines in Australia, China and Brazil. Aluminum reacts quickly with oxygen and forms a thin layer of aluminum oxide, which protects aluminum products well against weathering and corrosion. Aluminum is ideal for recycling. The processing of aluminum requires extrusion, rolling aluminum ingots into sheets, strips and aluminum foil and various casting processes. Surface treatments include grinding, brushing, polishing and pickling.

  • arrow_forwardTinplate

    Tinplate is a thin cold-rolled steel sheet. The surface is coated with tin as corrosion protection. Common sheet thickness ranges from 0.1 to 0.5 mm.


We will be happy to advise you on metal closures!

Contact Us

Managing Director Marcus Kindel

Marcus Kindel

Managing Director
Phone +49 202 26634‑0

Sales Kristian Kindel

Kristian Kindel

Phone +49 202 26634‑25

Head of Metal Packaging Uwe Klinke

Uwe Klinke

Head of Metal Packaging
Phone +49 202 26634‑40
Mobile +49 170 9354358

Sales France Hendrik Vermaas

Hendrik Vermaas

Sales France
Phone +49 202 26634‑27
Mobile +31 615 316400

Sales Metal Packaging Birgit Schulte

Birgit Schulte

Sales Metal Packaging
Phone +49 202 26634‑42

Quality Management Sandra Brüggemann

Sandra Brüggemann

Quality Management
Phone +49 202 26634‑16

Production Planning Thomas Kröger

Thomas Kröger

Production Planning
Phone +49 202 26634‑33

Prepress Boban Thomas

Boban Thomas

Phone +49 202 26634‑30

Accounting Mike Leckebusch

Mike Leckebusch

Phone +49 202 26634‑20

Back Office Petra Dünnweg

Petra Dünnweg

Back Office
Phone +49 202 26634‑21