Global capabilities with a craft mindset.

In a world of start-ups, there’s something to be said for a company that’s been excelling at what we do for more than 100 years. Founded in 1903 as the Owens Bottle Company, Owens-Illinois has grown into the world’s leading manufacturer of glass containers. But we’ve never forgotten the little guy, because once upon a time, we were the little guy. We’re as passionate about working with small craft beverage and food companies as we are with global corporations. The same extensive capabilities that many of the world’s leading beverage and food brands take advantage of are yours to leverage as well.

Flexibility

Our commitment to serving businesses small and large means we provide a number of services that allow you to work with O-I in the ways that best suit your needs, whether that is through O-I On Demand or through one of our sales or account managers. Our offerings include:

  • Minimum order quantities as low as a single pallet
  • Credit card payment options
  • Delivery within 3 – 5 business days
  • An extensive stock inventory program with a variety of finishes and colors
  • Printed cases
  • In-house design, including ACL and UV silk screening, heat transfer labeling, shrink sleeves and acid etching

Quality

Glass isn’t just a business. Not to us, anyway. It’s an art. An art we’ve been perfecting for more than a century. What that means in simple terms is, whatever bottle you choose from O-I, you’re getting the very best of its kind. Because we put as much expertise into the products we make as you do into yours.

Sustainability

Our commitment to sustainability begins with the very essence of glass itself. Glass is pure. Glass is honest. And in a day and age when consumers are never quite sure what’s in the products they consume, or the packaging that contains those products, we’re proud to produce a natural, recyclable, environmentally sound product.

Design

A bottle isn’t simply a means of preserving your product, it’s a means of presenting it as well. O-I takes both form and function into account as our in-house designers and engineers work hand-in-hand to deliver a variety of both traditional and innovative container designs from which you can choose. Moreover, we leverage market expertise and consumer trends to design containers that help elevate your brand.

Innovation

Innovation is equal parts inspiration and collaboration. That’s why O-I has built a world-class, state-of-the-art glass pilot facility that brings together research and development, product design, engineering and commercial expertise under one roof to bring you as many product and process innovations as possible.