From its shelf presence to its practical and sustainable qualities, glass is unrivalled. Ardagh Group manufactures glass packaging for the world's biggest brands across all food and beverage markets, in a wide variety of award-winning designs, shapes and sizes. For enjoyment, protection, preservation, innovation and sustainability, the alternatives just don't match up, it has to be glass.
Our team of in-house designers work closely with leading design agencies, in partnership with our customers, to develop exciting and bold new packaging. Every project brings an opportunity to challenge the boundaries of design and deliver innovative solutions.
Ardagh is pioneering the use of new technologies including Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to enhance design possibilities as well as improve production performance. We have also implemented a global design platform to streamline and standardise our design process.
Maximising competitiveness relies on our quality and customer service being the best in the industry. Ardagh's glass business prides itself on industry leading performance that is consistently recognised in customer feedback.
Continual improvement processes, rigorous key performance indicators, state-of-the-art inspection and production monitoring systems all form part of our focus on delivering zero defect quality in all our facilities.
An industry-leading level of investment supports Ardagh's programme of continual quality & service improvement.
Our customer service teams are skilled in the application of filling line monitoring systems which display data in real-time allowing us to drive the pace of improvement.
A Group-wide initiative ensures that best practice is continuously implemented so we can continue to meet our customers' requirements.
The properties of glass mean that it perfectly retains the freshness, taste and quality of beer. Ardagh Group provides glass packaging in various shapes and designs for some of the world’s biggest brewers, including such iconic brands as Budweiser, Carlsberg, Heineken, Peroni and Stella Artois.
Ardagh Group has produced a new lighter weight 660ml bottle for Innis & Gunn’s Original and Rum Finish beers. In keeping with its record of continuous innovation, Innis & Gunn set Ardagh the task of producing the lightest weight bottle in its class at 360g, which will sit alongside a newly light weighted 330ml bottle.
FABs come in a multitude of colours and flavours and are wonderfully showcased by contemporary glass packaging.
Glass is perfect for creating eye-catching designs, with endless decorative possibilities and a wealth of creative techniques to choose from.
It's hard to imagine capturing the essence of golden, sparkling cider in any material other than glass. The coldness in your hand and the fizz on opening are all part of the brand experience, made possible by glass.
From baby food to vegetables and coffee to cook-in sauces, glass is available in every conceivable size and shape. Glass provides the highest level of protection; nothing gets in or out, so food stays fresh and tasting good, without the need for refrigeration.
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the iconic Ball® brothers ‘Perfect Mason’ jar, a limited-edition 16oz glass jar has been produced. Ardagh worked closely with Jarden Home Brands to develop the colour and design features to replicate how the iconic jars looked 100 years ago.
The vintage-inspired packaging serves the requirements of the growing number of people who wish to preserve home-made jams, pickles and chutneys.
Glass has long been the packaging choice for wine connoisseurs. Wine bottled in glass stays tasting great, year after year. Glass also provides the opportunity to differentiate brands with colour, shape and decoration to reflect the exceptional wine they contain.
NABs include everything from the purest of bottled waters to the most iconic and globally recognised soft drinks. Ardagh provides glass packaging solutions across a broad spectrum of colours, sizes and shapes, enhancing the image of some of the world’s most renowned brands.
Glass remains the material of choice for spirit drinkers around the world, from famous whiskies to the most renowned vodkas and gins. Ardagh provides award-winning glass packaging for global brands including Absolut, Glenfiddich, Jameson and Smirnoff.
Turning a brilliant idea into world-leading packaging is a challenge that is well within the capability of the development team at Ardagh’s glass production plant at Limmared in Sweden. The company that produced the award winning Absolut Unique bottle has in 2013 pushed the frontiers of glass packaging even further with the launch of Absolut Originality.
When product protection and safety are of the utmost importance, an inert material such as glass is the ideal packaging option.
Glass packaging safeguards contents from oxygen invasion and cross contamination, providing the ultimate protection.