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Ardagh Glass Sales

Ardagh Glass Sales is the Irish-based sales company of the Ardagh Group, which operates 100 metal glass and technology facilities across 25 countries employing 18,000 people. It has a number of finance companies based in Ireland as well as Ardagh Glass Sales. The Ardagh Group started as the Irish Glass Bottle Company in 1932. It is now based in Luxembourg and is a global leader in rigid packaging, producing metal and glass packaging for many of the world's leading food, beverage and consumer care brands. Ardagh’s customers include: AB InBev, Heineken, Diageo, Pernod Ricard, Bacardi Martini, Heinz, Nestle, Danone, Unilever, Procter and Gamble, L’Oreal, Snapple, Coca Cola, Del Monte and many more international brands. Irish business man Paul Coulson, owns 60% of the company with management owning a further 22%.

Financial Data

  • 31st Dec 22 Source: CRO
    • €8.5 billion turnover
    • -€228.8 million profit
    • 20,991 employees
  • 31st Dec 21 Source: CRO
    • €7.2 billion turnover
    • -€741.6 million profit
    • 16,400 employees


By Turnover

(€8.5 billion)

By Employees

21st in Top Companies By Turnover
  • 20,991
  • €8.5 billion


  • Paul Coulson CEO/Managing Director

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