During the past 106 years, the Owens-Illinois brand has transcended the ordinary and marked its place at the forefront of the glass packaging industry. As rich in innovation as it is history, O-I has transformed the art of glass package manufacturing, carving a legacy of commitment to quality, innovation and customer satisfaction along the way.
The Owens Bottle Company was created in 1903. That was the year Michael J. Owens invented the automatic bottle-making machine, revolutionizing the entire glass-making industry with its most important development in more than 2,000 years. Not since the invention of the blowpipe in 50 B.C. had the world of glass been transformed by such brilliance and innovation. Upon the invention of his machine in 1903, Owens formed the Owens Bottle Company and began production in Perrysburg, Ohio.
In 1929, the Owens Bottle Company merged with the Illinois Glass Company to form the Owens-Illinois Glass Company. In 1965, the corporate name was changed to Owens-Illinois, Inc., (O-I) to reflect the company's broader range of operations, including its successful entry into plastics package manufacturing.
Information concerning the manufacturing of the color cobalt blue may be obtained by writing to them or calling:
One Michael Owens Way
Perrysburg, OH 43551-2999