In November 2010 Ardagh held the grand opening of its brand new Conklin facility, located in New York State only 14 months after announcing “ground breaking”.
In this first phase, the new factory will produce leading edge steel easy open ends for the North American market. The ends have been designed by the Ardagh research and development centre in France, a world leader in easy open technology (having designed, for example, the “I’m 18” lightest easy open end for the European food markets).
The factory is a model for environmental protection and expects to be certified in Leadership, Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), a program managed through the World Green Building Council. Additionally, the operations have a ZERO landfill programme. This means the Conklin facility is committed to recycling all its generated waste sending nothing to landfill.
1 December, 2010