O-I Finland transfers brown glass bottle production

O-I Manufacturing Finland has transferred production of brown 0.33-litre and 0.5-litre glass bottles from its plant in Karhula, Finland, to Jrvakandi, Estonia. O-I Manufacturing Finland will continue …

O-I Manufacturing Finland has transferred production of brown 0.33-litre and 0.5-litre glass bottles from its plant in Karhula, Finland, to Jrvakandi, Estonia. O-I Manufacturing Finland will continue making clear glass bottles for Fosters, amongst others. According to Finnish brewery Sinebrychoff, where the bottles are made is not important as such, as quality requirements remain unaltered. Also, there is little need for new 0.33-litre bottles. The market share of glass bottles is now only 20%-30%, but Sinebrychoff has no plans to give up bottles entirely. In early 2009, Sinebrychoff will introduce a new Korpisavu Karhu beer that is bottled in a 0.33-litre glass bottle.