Ardagh Direct Program Offers Wineries a Direct Purchase Option for American-Made Wine Bottles

PR Newswire — January 24, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Ardagh Group, Glass – North America,
a division of Ardagh Group and the largest manufacturer of glass bottles for the
U.S. wine market, announced today the launch of its Ardagh Direct program.

Ardagh Direct provides wineries of all sizes, located West of the Rocky
Mountains, the option to purchase glass wine bottles directly from Ardagh Group,
Glass – North America, the only glass wine bottle manufacturer to produce all of
its wine bottles in the U.S. With a dedicated sales team, wineries can purchase
from the largest range of premium wine bottles in a variety of sizes, colors and
styles and have the flexibility to order less than truckload (LTL) quantities.

“Ardagh Group values the collaborative partnerships it has with the North
American wineries,” said Alex Robertson, Chief Commercial Officer for Ardagh
Group’s North American Glass division. “The new Ardagh Direct team has the
knowledge and resources to work alongside customers to evaluate their needs and
share our knowledge of the wine industry, while offering a product line that is
relevant to the marketplace.”

With a wine-industry history that spans more than 125 years, Ardagh Group, Glass
– North America is the largest producer of glass wine bottles made 100 percent
in the U.S. Ardagh Group produces glass wine bottles from its three glass
manufacturing facilities located in the heart of the three major wine-producing
areas in the country, including California, the Pacific Northwest and the New
York State area. Ardagh Group’s full-service one-million-square-foot
distribution facility in California is the largest repack center in the region,
and is designed to meet all of the bottling and distribution needs of West Coast
wineries.

Wineries can contact Ardagh Direct via email at
marketing.glass.na@ardaghgroup.com, or via phone at 800-428-8642. Or, you can
meet the team at the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium at the Sacramento Convention
Center this week.

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, 765.741.7092

Issued by
Paula Polei, Manager, Marketing & Communications at Ardagh Group, Glass – North
America, paula.polei@ardaghgroup.com, 765.741.7647

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
care brands. We operate 109 facilities in 22 countries, employ over 23,000
people and have global sales exceeding $8.8 billion (EurEUR7.9 billion).
www.ardaghgroup.com

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SOURCE Ardagh Group, Glass – North America

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