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Manufacturing

Glassy - Eyed

Working for a company that is a world leader carries a certain level of pride and kudos with it. So it is doubly pleasing for Pirtek Doncaster to be highly regarded by such a company; the Ardagh Group facility in Doncaster.

The 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 Ardagh started a massive expansion programme by acquiring Rockware Glass, followed in 2007 by buying the Rexam Glass Division.   In 2011 Ardagh Group diversified when it bought the metal packaging company Impress Group and Fi Par.   In 2012, the company acquired Anchor Glass and in 2013, St-Gobain's Verallia North America.

Every year, Ardagh's 30,000 employee’s turnover 4.8 billion Euros, make 30 billion containers at over 100 global locations.  The company says its goal is to be the preferred packaging partner to the world's leading brands, and with customers such as Coca Cola, Bacardi, AkzoNobel, Heinz, Danone, Kraft Foods, Pepsi, L'Oreal, P&G and Unilever amongst their portfolio, it would seem it has achieved that aim.  

AG Doncaster was once part of the Rockware Group with the facility built in 1969. Engineering Manager Malcolm Hallet is tasked with ensuring the plant runs smoothly.   “Pirtek Doncaster certainly helps my work.   I've used them at AG for six years but I've known and used the company at other locations for in excess of 10 years.   They supply all sorts of material; PTFE hoses, fittings, seals and oil immediately come to mind. What I like about them is that they will turn out at the drop of a hat.   I have the satisfaction of knowing that if anything fails, Pirtek is less than an hour away, which means that any production disruption will be very short lived,” Hallett concludes.   “I've never had any problems with Pirtek. They are helpful, knowledgeable and I can rely on them to get me out of trouble every time.”

“I can rely on Pirtek to get me out of trouble, every time”

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