Ardagh Group

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Ardagh Group S.A.
Traded as Template:NYSE: ARD
Industry Packaging
Founded 1932
Headquarters Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Number of locations
Key people
Paul Coulson (Chairman), Ian Curley (CEO)
Products Glass and Metal Packaging
Revenue Increase7,646M (FY 2016)[1]
Total assets Increase10,261M (FY 2016)[1]
Number of employees
Approx. 23,500 (FY 2016)[1] (2016)

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 €1.7bn and acquired Fi Par in March 2011 for €125m. In August 2012, the company acquired Anchor Glass in an $880 million transaction. In January 2013, Ardagh Group agreed to acquire St-Gobain's Verallia North America for €1.275 billion. The company operates 89 facilities in 22 countries, employs approximately 23,500 people and has approximately €7.7 billion in revenue.[2]


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