Luxembourg-based Ardagh Group has entered a deal to manufacture glass bottles for the US’ New Glarus Brewing Company.
As part of the contract terms, bottles for New Glarus Brewing will be produced at Ardagh’s glass manufacturing facility in Burlington, Wisconsin, US.
Spread across an area of 537,000ft² and employing around 390 people, Ardagh’s Burlington plant currently produces 1.9 million containers every day.
New Glarus Brewing founder and president Deb Carey was cited by The Journal Times as saying that the decision to purchase locally made bottles from Ardagh 'means $6m of business kept in Wisconsin'.
Ardagh Group North American Glass division chief commercial officer Alex Robertson said: “Ardagh Group has a long history of serving the craft beer industry.
“We value our relationship with New Glarus Brewing, and are proud they choose to package their craft beer in bottles manufactured at our Burlington facility, just a mere 90 miles away from their brewery.”
Ardagh Group North American Glass division president and CEO John Riordan was also cited as saying that the latest contract will increase the number of bottles produced annually by 42 million.
Last month, Ardagh noted that Coca-Cola Europe launched its new 25cl shaped aluminium bottles across Europe.
Produced at the Beaurepaire facility, the bottles feature around 100 high-definition images.