Ardagh Group, now one of the world’s leading rigid packaging producers is celebrating a highly successful Interpack 2011. The company scooped a gold medal for its OptiLift® easy open metal can end in the iF Awards held on the show’s first day.The OptiLift® innovation was also accredited as one of the top ten highlights of the Interpack Exhibition in Düsseldorf.
Later in the week, the company received two Alufoil Trophies (for Deep Drawn End and SealLite®) and two Worldstar Awards (For PowerClick® and KlickSafe®).
Besides the awards, Ardagh was winning many new customers for its product innovations, following the integration of its glass and metal packaging businesses into a unified Ardagh Group.
From its microwaveable metal trays, resealable bottle cans, Easy Peel® opening systems, Top Keg Plus CO2 pressure control system and super lightweight glass bottles, the Ardagh team had plenty to showcase and be proud of.
“This is the first industry event where members of our glass and metal teams have worked as one family, and the team spirit that was generated was alone worth our presence at Interpack,” commented Woep Möller, Group Commercial Director.
He added: “The quality and quantity of customers totally exceeded our expectation. Of course there was a curiosity factor to see how the new Ardagh Group was shaping up, but what really excited us was the positive interest in our new packaging solutions through all sectors, and the recognition that we have created a customer focussed organisation with an emphasis on innovation, resource optimisation and customer service at its very heart.”
20 May 2011