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Owens-Illinois NYSE: OI is a Fortune 500 company that specializes in plastics and glass containers.


It is one of the world's leading manufacturers of packaging products, holding the position of largest manufacturer of glass containers in North America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, and China, and one of the largest in Europe. Approximately one of every two glass containers made worldwide is made by Owens-Illinois, its affiliates, or its licensees.


Until July 2007, the Company was also a worldwide manufacturer of plastics packaging with operations in North America, South America, Australia, Europe, and Asia. Plastics packaging products manufactured by O-I included containers, closures, and prescription containers. In July 2007 Owens-Illinois completed the sale of its entire plastics packaging business to Rexam PLC, a UK listed packaging manufacturer.


Owens-Illinois is the leading supplier in almost all of the market segments it serves.


The headquarters, until 2006, were located in Toledo, Ohio, known as the Glass City for its history of glass-related companies. The headquarters were moved in late 2006 to the Levis Commons complex in the suburb of Perrysburg, Ohio, where the company owns a large facility already.


Owens-Illinois, Inc has approximately 30,000 employees worldwide in 22 countries and is one of the worlds leading manufacturers of rigid packaging products. Headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, O-I is the largest manufacturer of glass containers in the world, with leading positions in Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and South America.





Owens-Illinois, Inc. (O-I) is the largest manufacturer of glass containers in the world, with leading positions in Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and Latin America. Its innovative packaging products are found in households and businesses and its customers manufacture and market many of the best-known consumer-products around the globe. O-I also ranks as a leading producer of healthcare packaging and specialty closure systems.


O-I produces glass containers for food and beverage products in categories such as food, tea, juice, malt beverages, including beer and ready-to-drink low-alcohol refreshers, liquor, wine, and pharmaceuticals. In addition to glass packaging, O-I is a technological leader in the fields of healthcare packaging and specialty closure systems including tamper-evident and child-resistant closures as well as stock and custom-designed systems. It offers an assortment of plastic containers for the healthcare industry, with a focus on over-the-counter products, including jars, bottles and vials.


O-I is dedicated to innovations in packaging that improve the performance of its products through global resources and design expertise and consistently delivers consumer-preferred products that enable superior taste, purity, visual appeal and value benefits for its customers’ products.


O-I's headquarters are in Perrysburg, Ohio, and as part of its global business strategy, O-I established a European headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, to refocus its expanded European operations. By placing greater emphasis on global strategy, O-I has improved efficiencies company wide, and leveraged its diverse global resources and capabilities, irrespective of location, to win locally where it competes.

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