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Our design approach

At Ardagh Group, we understand the importance of branding and packaging design. Our customers have received more than 80 Clear Choice Awards from the Glass Packaging Institute for packaging their products in innovative glass containers manufactured by Ardagh Group. From innovations in complex bottle shapes, to embossing and debossing techniques, to breakthroughs in closure finishes, we are constantly pioneering new ways to get our customers’ products beyond the shelf and into the consumers’ hands.

OurVision4Glass℠ process brings knowledge of advanced glassmaking techniques and aesthetic sensibility to every project. Our Product Design team’s portability allows us to work with customers anywhere, and after a design is completed, we offer photo realistic renderings and a selection of prototype models to bring the package to life. Ardagh Group’s Vision4Glass enhances the collaboration process and provides true speed to market for our customers’ products.

Quality and Service

Limitless possibilities

At Ardagh, we’re not just making glass containers, we’re creating the future of glass packaging. We offer technology, expertise, innovation, a vast geographical spread and full end-to-end supply chain service. With more than 100 years of glass container manufacturing experience, we have 15 manufacturing facilities strategically located throughout the U.S.

Our containers range in size from 1 oz. to 135 oz., and we have 16 colors available, including the traditional choices of flint, amber and green, as well as more contemporary blue and purple options. In addition to creative shapes, we can design our glass bottles and jars to include textures and embossing features that provide strong brand identity. Our large stock catalog details hundreds of shape, size and color combination possibilities.

ECO Series

ECO Series®

Ardagh Group was the first company in the U.S. to offer bottles and jars that combine product aesthetics with a reduced environmental impact, known as ECO Series®. This innovative series provides all the eco-friendly advantages of glass – a neutral and inert material that is infinitely recyclable, while maintaining high quality, enhancing customer appeal, and lessening the overall impact on the environment.

In production, the ECO Series range meets the same standards of technical and aesthetic quality as traditional containers, while resulting in immediate gains for the customers’ transportation optimization and illustrating a commitment to sustainability.

FlexRun

FlexRun®

As the market leader in wine bottle manufacturing, Ardagh Group continues to innovate in product and service flexibility. Ardagh’s FlexRun® Service is the first of its kind in the North American wine market, providing any winery, large or small, increased flexibility to run specialty bottles with limited investment.

Ardagh Group developed technology that allows production of two unique bottles on the same machine simultaneously, while optimizing costs for our customers. FlexRun is ideal for product launches, market tests, commemorative or limited edition bottles and customized punt designs.

Customer service

Customer service

We believe that our responsibility to our customers must extend throughout the supply chain. We employ a dedicated team of account coordinators and managers, technical experts who understand filling line operations, logistics professionals who are familiar with all aspects of transportation and warehousing, and resources who can advise on recycling and sustainability.

Because Ardagh Group places great importance on providing the industry’s best customer service, we invest in an on-going program of improvement to ensure that customers’ expectations are met at all times, and exceeded where possible.

Ardagh manufactures more than 300 glass bottles and jars each second in the U.S.