The WISA Supplier Awards recognise excellence in services, supply and manufacturing within the wine industry and acknowledges those companies who provide world-class technical and tactical support to wine industry customers at all levels.
O-I Australia’s Wine Marketing Manager, Maria Armstrong, said the win confirmed Lean+Green® as one of the most innovative packaging developments in the Australian wine industry’s history.
“These are the seventh and eighth award wins for Lean+Green® since its introduction in 2009,” said Ms Armstrong.
“The awards highlight the major benefits of Lean+Green® including greater freight efficiency as well as less water and energy use, helping to reduce carbon emissions.”
O-I’s Lean+Green® range is manufactured at O-I’s Adelaide plant. Narrow neck press and blow (NNPB) technology is used, enabling O-I to reduce the weight of wine bottles by up to 29% and maintain their premium look and feel.
O-I Company Profile
Owens-Illinois, Inc. (NYSE: OI) is the world’s largest glass container manufacturer and preferred partner for many of the world’s leading food and beverage brands. With revenues of $6.6 billion in 2010, the company is headquartered in Perrysburg, Ohio, USA, and employs more than 24,000 people at 81 plants in 21 countries. O-I delivers safe, effective and sustainable glass packaging solutions to a growing global marketplace. For more information, visit www.o-i.com.