Ardagh Glass Packaging-Africa Shines at AGOA Forum: Building Sustainable Growth Across the Continent
Ardagh Glass Packaging-Africa, the leading glass packaging producer in Africa, made a significant impact at the “Made in Africa” exhibition during this year’s AGOA Forum in Johannesburg. The event, focused on promoting resilient economic growth, highlighted Ardagh Glass Packaging-Africa’s pivotal role in regional value chains and attracted attention from influential figures.
Expanding Footprint: With production facilities in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, and Ethiopia, Ardagh Glass Packaging-Africa’s presence on the African continent has substantially grown in the past decade. Recently acquired by Ardagh Group, a global sustainable glass packaging supplier, the company has invested significantly in expanding its operations.
Strategic Investments: CEO Paul Curnow emphasized Ardagh Glass Packaging-Africa’s commitment to sustainable growth. The company’s ZAR 3 billion investment in two expansion projects at its Nigel facility will establish it as the largest glass container production facility in Africa and one of the most efficient globally. These strategic investments aim to meet the increasing demand for sustainable glass packaging and boost economic development in the region.
Empowering Initiatives: Ardagh Glass Packaging-Africa introduced the ‘money4glass’ initiative, aligning with AGOA’s principles. This initiative promotes glass recycling in South Africa and empowers glass recyclers by providing a convenient trading platform for buying and selling recycled glass. By supporting initiatives like these, Ardagh Glass Packaging-Africa contributes to job creation and inclusive economic growth, aligning with the core objectives of AGOA.
Source: Ardagh Glass Packaging-Africa with additional information added by Apazone