Colorado Group

O-I Glass

OIGlassO-I is the largest manufacturer of glass containers in the world. The company has a turnover of £1.5billion and employs over 23,000 people. O-I has operating bases in 11 European countries, including 39 plants and 78 furnaces, and specialises in glass packaging for food and beverages such as beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks.

In Scotland, O-I provides glass manufacturing and services at its Alloa plant, including essential recycling processes. The company is committed to sustainable packaging solutions that are safe, recyclable, non-toxic and add value to both people and the environment, and as such has implemented a programme of ‘continuous improvement’ across its plants, including partnerships with environmentally-responsible contractors such as Colorado Group.


Colorado Group is a term contractor at the O-I facility in Alloa and has successfully completed a wide range of projects including specialist laboratory refurbishments to ensure optimum working conditions for O-I’s engineers. Colorado has undertaken several projects including facility refurbishments and relocation works, re-surfacing and concrete yard repairs, and amenity and bathroom facilities.

Projects at a glance

  • Laboratory refurbishments
  • Amenities refurbishments including bathrooms
  • Asphalt and concrete yard repairs
  • Live shut-down works to hot-end machinery plating and tiling repairs

As of February 2011, OI Manufacturing is currently ongoing with all maintenance requirements and refurbishment works being carried out under the supervision of our Contract Manager James Archibald. Works include the Civil and Structural rebuild of a furnace and major roof replacement works.


Value: circa £1M

Project duration: Ongoing

Colorado Group provides design consultation in combination with our in-house construction management and engineering services