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Ardagh Glass

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Ardagh Group is a Luxembourg-based producer of glass and metal products.

It was founded in 1932 as the Irish Glass Bottle Co.

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 21 countries, employs approximately 19,000 people and has more than €4.7 billion in revenue.

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