The Irish Glass Bottle Company was founded in Dublin, Ireland in 1932. By 2017, the company had changed its name to Ardagh Group, acquired several other glass and metal packaging companies, and gone public. Currently, the company is "a global leader in glass and metal packaging solutions for the world's biggest consumer brands," operating seventy-four metal and thirty-four glass manufacturing facilities in twenty-two countries. Ardagh Group provides packaging for a variety of different market sectors, including beverage, food, pet food, and seafood.
One of Ardagh Group's glass manufacturing facilities was experiencing issues with smooth metal steps creating a slip hazard. The facility had previously attempted to correct the problem with no-slip tape, but it was not proving to be an adequate long-term solution. The company looked for a different solution and decided to work with SlipNOT® to improve worker safety.