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Ardagh Group: global operations

2013-12-20 | Company news

In this article, we take a look at the general situation of the Ardagh Group, considering its recent acquisitions, and with its financial situation in mind. We are taken through its markets, brands and production methods, all aimed at creating a global based and focussed company.

Ardagh Group was founded in 1932 as the Irish Glass Bottle Company
Ardagh Group is a Luxembourg-based producer of glass and metal products. It was founded in 1932 as the Irish Glass Bottle Company. In 1999 it expanded by buying Rockware Glass and in 2007 by buying the Rexam Glass Division. In 2011 Ardagh Group bought the metal packaging company Impress Group for EUR 1.7 billion and acquired Fi Par in March 2011 for EUR 125 million. In August 2012, the company acquired Anchor Glass in a USD 880 million transaction. In January 2013, Ardagh Group agreed to acquire Saint-Gobain’s Verallia North America for EUR 1.275 billion. The company operates 100 facilities in 25 countries, employs approximately 18,000 people and has more than EUR 4.1 billion in revenue.

Leading market positions
Ardagh Group operates globally through two business segments: Glass and Metal Packaging. In both segments, the Group has secured leading positions in the key end markets it serves.
The company believes its value proposition in terms of product quality, reliability, innovation, customer service and geographical reach will enable it to continue to grow its business alongside that of its customers.

Facts & Figures
- EUR 4.2 billion revenue
- 100 facilities worldwide
- 18,000 employees
- 32 billion containers annually

Market Leading Research and Development
Ardagh’s dedicated Research and Development facility is unique within its industries. The company offers customers concept development and material and shelf-life testing, as well as support in differentiating their pro...












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