The glass facility will be co-located in Juiz de Fora with a new multi-line beverage can manufacturing facility being built by Ardagh Metal Packaging (AMP), Ardagh’s 75%-owned division
Luxembourg-based glass and metal products producer Ardagh Group announced that its previously-announced first glass production facility in Brazil will be located at Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais.
The plant will produce sustainable glass packaging for customers in the Brazilian market.
Scheduled to be operational in the first half of 2024, the facility will create approximately 300 jobs.
The glass facility will be co-located in Juiz de Fora with a new multi-line beverage can manufacturing facility being built by Ardagh Metal Packaging (AMP), Ardagh’s 75%-owned division.
The can plant is intended to supply sustainable aluminium beverage cans to customers in Brazil, along with AMP’s three existing facilities in Jacare (SP), Alagoinhas (BA), and Manaus (AM).
According to the firm, the new investments will be among the group’s most environmentally efficient facilities, due to Ardagh’s strong focus on sustainability and the advancement of its ambitious ESG goals.
Upon completion of both investments, Ardagh’s presence in Brazil will consist of five production sites with over 1,650 employees.
Ardagh chief executive officer and chairman Paul Coulson said: “These important investments form part of Ardagh’s multi-year business growth investment program and support the growth plans of leading brand-owners.
“Since the Group’s entry into the Brazilian beverage can market in 2016, we have consistently invested to grow our business.
“Following completion of these two investments in Minas Gerais, Ardagh will provide sustainable metal and glass packaging under long-term contracts to our customers in each of Europe, North America and Brazil, as well as sustainable glass packaging in Africa.”