Insights and Ideas

At Allied we encourage a culture of collaboration in every part of our business, sharing our expertise, our technologies and our ingenuity to create unique glass packaging for the benefit of our customers with both practical and creative innovations.

Every year Allied Glass is challenged to create ever more complex designs therefore our Innovations team works across every department to drive bespoke solutions.

Innovation through design

In 2018, Allied Glass designed and created over 100 new bottles for everyone from the largest international brands to artisan craft spirits, our Design and Production teams constantly exploring the possibilities for glass packaging, innovations in multifaceted bottles shapes, embossing and debossing techniques and advancements in finishes all ensuring that we maintain our position as one of the most innovative glass packaging companies in Europe.

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Innovation through decoration

At Allied we are passionate about pushing the boundaries of glass bottle decoration, having invested in supporting our customers with a dedicated Decoration facility, specifically commissioned to provide high quality screen printing within a flexible production environment using organic and  lead- free inks, ceramic inks and precious metals offering the ability to achieve 360º print on round containers with up to six colours whilst also offering the  ability to intricately print on non-round and square bottles.

Allied’s innovations have proved beneficial to our customers and their brands, as a business we have not only regularly won prestigious awards but have received recognition for the process innovations we have delivered which have supported our overall operational excellence.

“We have a culture of creative thinking encouraging new ideas from all our employees, the Innovations team taking knowledge from across different industries and technical fields, and if appropriate using an idea that works well in one field and transferring it into our processes for the benefit of our customers.”

Chris Todd – Innovations Manager