Ardagh Group
Menu

Ardagh Group Announces Investment in Rugby Plant

Ardagh Group announced today an important investment in its Rugby manufacturing plant  for the purpose of converting its beverage can production capabilities from steel to aluminium. This venture will serve to support committed partnership agreements with some of the most well-established beverage brands in the world.  The timeline for the conversion involves project commencement in Q4 2017 and with an anticipated completion in Q1 2018.

The investment in the UK plant’s manufacturing capabilities signals a clear intent from Ardagh Group in the continued development of its recently acquired beverage can business. “We look at this conversion as a key move in furthering Ardagh’s overall footprint and are confident it will be welcomed by our customers, the Rugby plant and our other key stakeholders,” said Oliver Graham, CEO Ardagh Metal Beverage.

The Rugby UK plant was first established in 1989 as a two-line aluminium plant. In 1996, the plant was converted to steel to support customer needs at that time.  Processes within the plant are currently being optimised via Ardagh’s Wrexham plant and other locations across Europe to ensure that customer expectations continue to be met during the plant’s downtime.

Metal is a permanent material meaning it can be infinitely recycled without loss of quality.  Universally recognised for its protective qualities, versatility and environmental credentials, metal has the strongest recycling rates of all packaging materials in Europe, thus effectively contributing to the fundamental principles of a circular economy.

First Quarter 2017 Earnings Release

Ardagh Group S.A. – First Quarter 2017 Earnings Release

Ardagh Group S.A. (NYSE: ARD) today announced its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2017. Paul Coulson, Chairman, stated, “The Group has made a positive start to the year, ...

27 Apr 2017

Urban Chestnut Launches Urban Underdog

Urban Chestnut Launches Urban Underdog in Ardagh Beverage Cans

Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. has partnered with Ardagh Group to develop and release an on-premise only package for the city of St. Louis, available at local bars and restaurants. By packag...

19 Apr 2017

Flör captures nature in sustainable pack

Flör captures the goodness of nature in a sustainable package

How to deliver the ultimate wellbeing and the pleasurable taste of some of nature’s most naturally occurring wild flowers and plants as a modern beverage for discerning and health cons...

13 Apr 2017

Glass and Metal for Craft Brewers at CBC

Ardagh Group Unites the Qualities of Glass and Metal for Craft Brewers at CBC 2017

Ardagh Group announced today it will debut its glass and metal packaging beer portfolio together for the first time in the U.S. at the 2017 Craft Brewers Conference/BrewExpo America (Boo...

4 Apr 2017