O-I is new supplier of Belgian 1-litre glass water bottle

O-I is new supplier of Belgian 1-litre glass water bottle

Schiedam - Owens-Illinois, Inc. (NYSE: OI), the world's largest producer of glass containers, is the new supplier of the 1-litre returnable glass water bottle used by various Belgian companies including Haacht, Roman, Straal Bronnen, Evidel, Cristal Monopole, Brouwerij St-Jozef and Fructus. The introduction of this water bottle is the result of a unique collaboration between these companies. O-I was asked to change the design and manufacture the new bottle.

O-I gave the bottle a modern, clean look by adding a label recess to the design, but retained its recognisability for the Belgian market.

Gerard Pille, Sales and Distribution Director O-I Benelux: “We were able to carry out this special project by combining our expertise with that of our Belgian partner Gaasch Packaging. We are proud to be able to associate our name with these water brands.”

“O-I fulfilled our expectations perfectly as our partner for the design and production of the new returnable bottle,” adds Cedric De Bruyn, Account Manager at Gaasch Packaging. ”In Belgium, there is a long tradition of water in returnable bottles, with a large number of customers using the same bottle. Thanks to the commitment of all stakeholders, water in glass bottles continues to have a bright future.”

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At O-I Glass, Inc., we love glass and are proud to make more of it than any other glass bottle or jar producer in the world. We elevate products by creating sustainable packaging with emotions, transforming brands into icons, transcending the day-to-day to create meaningful, magical moments. We help food and beverage brands fully express themselves so they can build an emotional bond with consumers. Globally headquartered in Perrysburg, Ohio, our team of more than 27,500 employees at 78 plants in 23 countries worldwide has achieved revenues of $6.7 billion in 2019. We are dedicated to make what matters, to step-by-step shape a healthier and more exciting world. For more information, visit www.o-i.com.