O-I wins Supplier of the Year Award for Lean+Green® - Lightweight bottles also take-out Innovation Award

Date: 25 October 2011
Source: O-I
ADELAIDE, Australia (14 October, 2011) – Owens-Illinois, Inc. (NYSE: OI), the world’s leading glass packaging manufacturer, last night won the Supplier of the Year and Innovation awards for its Lean+Green® lightweight wine bottle range at the Wine Industry Suppliers Australia (WISA) Supplier Awards in Adelaide.

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.

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