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OUR VISION

"We will be the most innovative, sustainable, and chosen
supplier of brand-building packaging solutions."

Classic

Collection

Now on Sale

O-I OPERATION

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25,000+

Employees Worldwide

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20

Countries

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70

Plants

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$6.1B

2020's Global Sales

Our story began in 1903 when our Founder - Michael J. Owens, revolutionized glass manufacturing industry with the first automated bottle-making machine in the world.

About O-I

         1903

 

Founded as Owens Bottle Machine Company, revolutionizing the glassmaking industry.

       1929

 

Merged with Illinois Glass Company to form Owens-Illinois, the world’s
largest glass container manufacturer.

          1953

 

Established International Division,
which led expansion
into Latin America and other parts
of the world.

         1988

 

Purchased Brockway Glass, securing industry
 
leadership in North
America.

         1998

 

Expanded into the Asia-Pacific market to reach a broader customer base

       2004

 

Acquired
BSN Glasspack, doubling presence
in Europe.

          2013

 

Opened Innovation Center, a small-scale glass plant dedicated to R&D.

          2015

 

Unified footprint across the Americas. Acquired Vitro Food & Beverage in Mexico.

         2018

 

Announced MAGMA prototype,
the latest innovation

toward greater sustainable manufacturing.