Ardagh to manufacture glass bottles for O’Connor Brewing Company

27 March 2020 (Last Updated March 27th, 2020 11:38)

Glass producer Ardagh Group Glass North America has agreed to produce bottles for US-based O'Connor Brewing Company.

Ardagh to manufacture glass bottles for O’Connor Brewing Company
Ardagh Group to supply wine bottle for the 12oz long-neck glass category. Credit: Ardagh Group S.A.

Glass producer Ardagh Group Glass North America has agreed to produce bottles for US-based O’Connor Brewing Company.

As part of this agreement, Ardagh will supply 12oz long-neck glass amber beer bottles.

Ardagh will use 100% recyclable amber glass for O’Connor Brewing’s bottles. Production and design works will be carried out in the US.

O’Connor Brewing Operations vice-president Zach Volkman said: “O’Connor Brewing Company has been brewing and bottling beer for distribution throughout Virginia and the surrounding markets for ten years.

“When we were in the market for a new bottle supplier last fall, Ardagh was very attractive to us as a business partner. Ardagh was competitively priced while offering top-notch quality standards.

“Their nearby facility in Wilson, North Carolina is able to provide us with great operational flexibility with reliable and short-notice shipments when we need them.”

Ardagh Group is one of the leading suppliers of recyclable metal and glass packaging for the world’s leading brands.

The company operates 56 metal and glass production facilities in 12 countries, with a workforce of over 16,000.

Ardagh North American Glass business unit chief commercial officer John T Shaddox said: “O’Connor Brewing Company’s passion for supplying quality and consistency in their beer aligns well with Ardagh’s dedication to manufacturing high-quality glass packaging that showcases and protects the integrity of their craft beer.”

Last month, Ardagh North American Glass agreed to produce bottles for Copper Cane Wines & Provisions in the US.

Under this long-term supply agreement, the company will be supplying glass bottles for the 750ml category.