timberland 3 eye Ardagh Group opens Napa wine packaging direct
has opened a direct sales office in Napa.
Ardagh Group Glass North America, a division of Ardagh Group (NYSE: ARD), which makes bottles and other containers for the food and beverage industry, on Aug. 8 said it opened the office to better serve Ardagh Direct customers. In January, the Ardagh Direct program launched, allowing wineries of all sizes west of the Rocky Mountains to purchase wine bottles directly from Ardagh Group.
“The decision to expand our presence in the Napa Valley was a logical step in Ardagh Direct’s business growth strategy,” said Jeff Oberti, vice president of sales for Ardagh Direct. Bottles in a variety of sizes, colors and styles are available in less than truckload (LTL) quantities.
Ardagh also operates a full service 1.02 million square foot distribution facility in Fairfield. It is said to be the largest repack center in the region, designed to meet the bottling and distribution needs of West Coast wineries.
Matt Connolly and Michael Holcomb of Strong Hayden Commercial Real estate represented Ardagh in the lease deal, signed May 1. Matt Bracco of The Bracco Dowling Team of JLL represented building owner Milpitas Properties, Inc.