Ardagh Group Introduces Highly Flexible Glass Forming System To Reduce Production Lead Times

Press Release Summary:

Ardagh Group’s Development Machine is designed to include embossing, textures and to make glass bottles and jars of varying sizes and shapes in the manufacturing process.


Original Press Release:

Ardagh Group Launches Development Machine

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's competitive environment means that packaging design is acknowledged by brand owners as key to the success of any new product launch. Companies that develop and launch new products in the shortest time have a clear advantage in the marketplace. 

Ardagh Group, a leading producer of glass containers for the food and beverage industries in the United States, recognizes this and has finalized a multi-million dollar investment in a new Development Machine, allowing brands to unveil new or redesigned products in glass packaging much faster than ever before.

Located in Ardagh Group's glass manufacturing facility in Port Allegany, Penn., the Development Machine is a highly flexible glass forming system, capable of quick changes, and is contributing to a 30% reduction in new product lead times.

The technology (see it in action), available to customers globally, can simulate nearly every manufacturing condition to make glass bottles and jars of all shapes and sizes, while also incorporating the latest design features such as unique textures and embossing.

Ardagh Group's overall Vision4GlassSM approach includes a team of in-house designers that collaborate with customers in the earliest design phases to create conceptual designs, technical drawings, 3D renderings and prototype models. The addition of the Development Machine to this process makes it seamless for brand owners to create custom bottle designs, launch new products, or unveil limited edition releases.

"As a leader in glass packaging, Ardagh Group continues to focus on innovation and this flexible facility enables our customers to achieve real reductions in the time taken to get their products to market," said Alex Robertson, Chief Commercial Officer of Ardagh Group's North American Glass division.

Companies interested in exploring the Development Machine can contact Ardagh Group directly.

For more information about Ardagh Group's glass packaging, go to www.ardaghgroup.com/glass.

Further Information

Gina Behrman, Director, Marketing & Communications at Ardagh Group, Glass – North America, gina.l.behrman@ardaghgroup.com, 317.558.5717

Paula Polei, Manager, Marketing & Communications at Ardagh Group, Glass – North America, paula.polei@ardaghgroup.com, 317.558.5732

Notes to the Editor

Ardagh Group is a global leader in glass and metal packaging solutions, producing packaging for most of the world's leading food, beverage and consumer brands. We operate more than 100 facilities in 22 countries, employ approximately 23,000 people and have global sales of approximately $8.6 billion. www.ardaghgroup.com

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