Ardagh Group
Our place in the world of Packaging

Our place in the world of packaging

We produce over 35 billion containers a year. Whether it contains food, beverages, spirit or pharmaceuticals, our packaging has to deliver every single time. We invest heavily in meeting and exceeding the high levels of quality we set for ourselves; standards that are expected by our customers and in turn, by their customers.

This is what makes Ardagh a leading glass and metal packaging provider in a number of key markets in Europe, North America and around the world. We will continue to produce glass and metal packaging that combines practicality with innovation and sustainability, that reflects a brand’s personality, protects its contents and wherever possible, ‘wows’ consumers.

Benefits of Glass

Benefits of glass

Glass packaging protects its content and enhances a brand’s appeal. As a permanent material glass is 100% and infinitely recyclable, making it the perfect packaging choice for today’s products and tomorrow’s. Ardagh produces distinctive and innovative glass packaging in all shapes and sizes for the world's biggest brands and offers a choice of almost 20 different colours.

Being infinitely recyclable, a glass bottle or jar can be made into a new one over and over again, with no loss in quality or purity. Making new glass bottles and jars from recycled glass reduces the amount of energy needed in the production process and lowers emissions into the atmosphere.

Benefits of Metal

Benefits of metal

Metal packaging is universally recognised for its protective qualities, versatility and environmental credentials. Metal is a permanent material, meaning it can be infinitely recycled without any loss to quality. Metal has the best recycling rates of all packaging materials in Europe, contributing to a circular economy.

Metal offers infinite design opportunities like no other material and is used across the world in many market sectors. Constantly evolving production technologies are used to ensure exciting possibilities in metal packaging for the future.

On average, people open seven items of packaging a day. That is around 140,000 over a typical lifetime