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king oscar reigns at the oscars

2014 has ended very proudly with double success for the team at ardagh group behind the production of the king oscar seafood can. the eye catching container was recently honoured at the canmaker summit in hong kong where the king oscar easy peel&reg lid from ardagh won silver in the ends, caps &amp closures one of europe&rsquos most prestigious packaging awards, king oscar shared a name with the award title. at the oscar de l&rsquoemballage 2014, the aluminium can produced by ardagh for the norwegian seafood firm king oscar, claimed an oscar for best product in metal.the jury was particularly impressed with ardagh&rsquos easy peel&reg aluminium opening solution that gives the consumer an easy and quicker means of opening the can while significantly reducing any risk of spatter. also praised were the weight reduction, 50 per cent lighter than a standard end, its safety with no sharp edges to contend with, and its role in rejuvenating the club mackerel can category.patrick savour&eacute, commercial director seafood at ardagh group&rsquos metal division, was absolutely delighted with these latest achievements, adding &ldquo the awards demonstrate that striking design and excellent functionality are a perfect combination.&rdquonotes to editorardagh group is a global leader in rigid packaging solutions, producing metal and glass packaging for most of the world&39s leading food, beverage and consumer care brands. it has 94 production facilities in 23 countries and employs approximately 19,500 people.the can&rsquos design, created by brand agency lfh, uses an interlocking stylized fish pattern to underpin its positioning as &lsquoseafood experts&rsquo &ndash with 110 years of norwegian heritage and tradition. it also features a badge lockup to hold all key product information, and communicates the brand&rsquos heritage and the passion norwegians and others have for mackerel in tomato sauce.king oscar has two factories in poland and norway, filling 90 million cans per year. with sales worth 80m in 2013.


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