Ardagh Glass Holmegaard
Our Holmegaard glass production facility in Denmark was founded on November 5, 1825.
Count Christian Conrad Sophus Danneskiold-Samsøe applied for a permit for the facility, to utilise the Holmegaard moor belonging to his estate, however the facility did not commence production until two years after his death, under the direction of his widow, the Countess Henriette Danneskiold –Samsøe.
Until 1831, the facility had one furnace, manufacturing only bottles. From 1832 household glass, art and industrial glass were also manufactured. A second furnace was built and the manufacturing of flint glass was initiated in 1835.
Ardagh Glass Holmegaard is part of Ardagh Group – a global leader in glass packaging, producing award-winning, sustainable glass bottles and jars for some of the world’s most influential brands. We are the only glass packaging producer in the Nordic region. Our aim is to create sustainable packaging solutions in Denmark, not only for Denmark and other Nordic countries but for all countries to which our customers export food and beverage products packed in glass.
How we make glass bottles and jars
Ardagh Glass Packaging produces some of the world’s most iconic and sustainable glass bottles and jars. Our short video gives you an exclusive peek inside our fascinating processes at some of our glass production facilities. It will show you how our state-of-the-art technology creates the most beautiful glass containers, ready to be filled by our customers. Join us as we take you from raw materials to the finished article in just over one minute.
Glass packaging in Denmark
Ardagh Group is the biggest supplier of glass bottles and packaging in the Nordic region. The quality of our products and service is second to none. Through our continual improvement processes, rigorous key performance indicators and advanced inspection and production monitoring systems, we deliver determination to zero-defect quality in all of our glass packaging production facilities.
We produce glass packaging in all shapes and sizes for the world’s leading brands. As well as offering numerous colour choices, we create distinctive and innovative glass packaging that can set a brand apart. Glass protects its contents perfectly, is eye-catching, has a strong shelf presence that expresses a brand’s personality.
Glass beer bottles
Glass bottles preserve the freshness, taste and quality of their contents, so is the perfect material for beer bottle packaging. Ardagh provides glass packaging in various shapes and designs for some of the world’s leading brewers, from its Nordic production facilities. We offer several different decoration options for our glass bottle manufacturing including pressure-sensitive labelling, embossing, coating, steam sleeving and screen printing. Learn more about these processes here.
Glass food jars
Glass food packaging is inert and non-porous, protecting the quality and taste of the food inside. The durability of glass food packaging is unmatched; it is reusable and endlessly recyclable. From coffee to cooking sauces, we are proud to supply many European food brands with our high-quality glass bottles and jars.
Glass provides the highest level of protection; nothing gets in or out, so food stays fresh without the need for refrigeration. You’ll find a large selection of our glass food jars and glass bottles in our Product Catalogue.
Glass cider bottles
As Europe’s leading glass bottle manufacturer, Ardagh supplies cider bottles in a range of sizes and shapes. The insulation qualities of our glass bottles keep the cider cool and fresh. Available in predominantly brown and green, these colours block a significant amount of UV light, protecting the cider’s flavour.
It’s hard to imagine golden, sparkling cider in any material other than a perfect glass bottle because nothing preserves the freshness, taste and quality quite like it. We produce glass cider bottles for some of the world’s leading brands, where exceptional quality is essential. Our Nordic glass manufacturing facilities are able to manage design projects across all product sectors in a variety of different shape profiles, to give brands unique stand out and aesthetic appeal to their glass cider bottles.
Glass wine bottles
For wine lovers, glass packaging is the only material that will do. Wine bottled in glass stays tasting great, and indeed, many bottled wines improve with age. Glass wine bottles allow brands to develop differentiation on the shelf through colour, shape and decoration. We can create eye-catching designs on any of our wine bottles, from magnificent graphics to state-of-the-art embossing.
Non-alcoholic beverage glass bottles
Our glass packaging for non-alcoholic beverages comes in different shapes, sizes and colours, expertly designed to enhance the brand image and to stand out on the shelf. From spring waters to juices and sodas, view our range of glass bottles here. This market includes everything from pure spring waters to soft drinks. We create glass packaging that adds shelf appeal, enhances the product image and gives a brand real cut-through in this competitive marketplace.
We believe that our responsibility to our customers must extend throughout the supply chain. We invest heavily in an on-going programme of improvement and cater for many different customers’ needs. This includes glass bottles that are for different beverage purposes.
Spirit glass bottles
Glass is the preferred packaging material for spirit producers and consumers in Denmark and throughout the world. Our spirit bottles are filled with world-famous whiskies, vodkas, gins, cocktails and liqueurs. We have created award-winning glass packaging for international spirit brands, who have trusted us with their packaging for many years.
Glass is a great choice for alcoholic beverage packaging because of its endless design possibilities and infinitely recyclable properties. As Europe’s largest glass manufacturer, we are able to recycle glass to create stunning beverage bottles without losing quality or purity in the process. Glass also helps to retain the freshness of the alcoholic drink.