New Product Development

Delve into the Extraordinary

As a company, we are proud to be set challenges by both new and existing customers for distinctive glass packaging, the process beginning with defining the brief.

This can be the result of working from a drawing supplied, from a sample container or from discussions with the brand owner, Allied’s design team taking a creative design agency approach.

At this point we take the time to get to know the customer, the brand, the market place and the exact requirements for the glass packaging.

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“One Eight is a fantastic bottle.  It is original, understated yet with immense presence. When there is a One Eight bottle on a bar,  you will see it immediately, this is the beauty of bespoke bottle design.”

Initial Concepts

Then the initial concepts for the container are created, this can be an be an outline sketch, a visual on a screen or a 3D printed bottle.  Whatever the customer requires.


Once happy with the specific container design, a full technical specification drawing is created.  During this process, Allied’s Production and Quality departments are required to review and approve the feasibility of the design before it progresses.

Mould Equipment

When the specification drawings have been approved, mould equipment drawings are then created before they are sent to the mould makers.  Currently, Allied works with several mould makers in the UK, Europe and Asia.


Once sample moulds have been received, the job is then planned for sampling.  This gives Allied the opportunity to ensure that the containers meet both our Production and Quality teams’ standards and that the customer is happy with the bottle produced.

Once thoroughly tested by Allied’s Quality department, the customer is given the opportunity to try the samples down their filling line when they can check functionality.

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Bulk Production

Once the equipment has been delivered, thoroughly checked and when we have received authorisation to go into manufacture, Allied then proceeds to bulk production, when each container is thoroughly checked before being palletised and shipped.

“Whatever your inspiration, our team will bring to life an individual piece of glass packaging which reflects your vision exactly.”

Michael Hogley, New Product Development Director