Rexam has worked with filling partner, DIS, to upgrade its filling equipment in the UK for packaging Wild Pelican wine in cans.

The UK-based drinks packaging giant has installed equipment that offers a "smoother and more precise" filling technique, it said. The technology was fitted at the end of last year and is now fully functional following a testing period, Rexam said yesterday (5 July).

Can sizes will include slim 20cl, 25cl and 33cl.

The equipment filters the wine before it is canned. It also maintains the mineral and oxygen levels within the wine, Rexam said.

Wild Pelican's managing director, Christiaan Huisman, said: "We have been placing our wine in cans since 2008 and believe it is a great concept, and the support we have had from Rexam and DIS has been fantastic."