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Innovation is at the heart of everything we do, from development and design to raw material reduction and energy efficiency. Ardagh is committed to pioneering new packaging products and manufacturing processes. Together with significant investment in research and development, this is how we maintain our leading global position.
Ardagh’s investment in Research and Development is delivering results, particularly for our customers. Our wealth of knowledge, together with our expertise, has allowed us to explore exciting possibilities in design, shapes and textures. This has led to the creation of new consumer experiences and achieved high acclaim for our customers’ brands.
We continue to succeed in process innovation by focussing closely on three areas: lightweighting, down-gauging and operational excellence. Our aim is always to create efficiencies, as part of our own production processes and those of our customers.
Take, for instance, the bottles we produce for Coca Cola, which are now 50g lighter than they were in 2005 and yet we have managed to retain all of the bottle’s trademark dimensions, characteristics and strength.
We also continue to refine metal packaging production methods, in order to down-gauge the material; making it thinner and lighter and therefore using less raw materials. With advanced analytical software, such as FEA (Finite Element Analysis), we can now model new container designs based on optimum weights, before production begins.
Our ongoing commitment to innovation has provided global recognition for Ardagh Group and to our customers and their products. We have won over 100 international awards, granted over 50 worldwide Patents and over 100 Intellectual Property rights.
This recognition ranges from product innovation and design to process innovation involving raw material reduction, energy saving initiatives and operational excellence across our facilities worldwide. Our latest awards stories are below.
Ardagh Group wins Clear Choice Awards
7 Nov 2014
Five ENERGY STAR® Plant Certifications
10 Oct 2014
Ardagh recognised for world class marketing
4 Jun 2014
Triple Success in Worldstar Awards
29 Jan 2014
A trio of wins at the UK Packaging Awards
4 Dec 2013
Recognition for packaging innovation
14 Oct 2013
Starpack Award for Absolut Unique
12 Aug 2013
Paint cans awarded 'Widely Recycled' Status
16 May 2013
Quartet of successes for Ardagh Group
30 Jan 2013
Two trophies at 2012 Cans of the Year
9 Oct 2012
2012 Starpack Award for Coca Cola
18 Jul 2012
Major Award for Energy Efficiency
29 May 2012
iF Packaging Awards in Glass and Metal
12 Mar 2012
Four trophies at 2011 Cans of the Year
13 Oct 2011
Five Packaging Awards at Interpack
20 May 2011
Ardagh gains prestigious 2011 awards
7 Apr 2011
Worldstars for PowerClick® & KlickSafe®
17 Feb 2011
UK Packaging News Awards toast Beer Keg
3 Nov 2010