Shaped by our heritage, our beliefs and our environment

Our Recognised Work

Our plant in Elton, Cheshire

Elton Plant

Our plant in Derrylin, Northern Ireland

Derrylin Plant

Our plant in Corsico, Italy

Corsico Plant
Part of the Vidrala Group, Encirc is based across three sites in England, Northern Ireland and Italy. Each year we produce more than 4 billion glass containers for leading global brands, filling many of them for retail across the UK and Europe.

Born in 1998 with our first plant in Northern Ireland, Encirc has gone on to not only become the market leader in the UK, but also the most sustainable business of its kind in the world.

Our Values

As a forward-thinking manufacturer in a socially and environmentally conscious world, Encirc’s ethos is underpinned by six core values which are embedded throughout our organisation. Promoted across the business, they help guide the way we work and shape our thinking, so we can make Encirc great for everyone.

Commitment to customers

We anticipate our customers’ needs, staying ahead of trends and delivering a consistently high-quality service. We work in partnership with them, adapting to their requirements, adding value wherever possible, and creating a shared vision for success.

People commitment and development

Encirc wants every staff member to be the best they can be and has built an internal culture around learning and development, and health and wellbeing. Honesty, transparency and equality are all key traits which we instil within our employees.

Sustainability

Encirc is renowned for leading the way in responsible manufacturing, with sustainability kept at the heart of our business. We endeavour to protect our natural resources and the environment around us, minimising wastage and emissions while promoting safe and ethical working practices.

High performance

Our history of high performance has allowed us to reach incredibly ambitious goals. Our drive and determination are key to this, as we support each other to achieve success. Our leadership inspires, building trust and confidence throughout the business. Our teams are always striving to go beyond. Good enough, just isn’t at Encirc.

Collaboration

We collaborate across organisational and geographical boundaries to help achieve common goals; whether that’s helping create a more efficient manufacturing sector, lower our industry’s carbon footprint or promote the use of glass. We are proud of our diverse community, and we will promote equal opportunities to foster a culture of inclusion and transparency.

Innovation and continuous improvement

We continuously draw upon our diverse experiences to help generate and drive ideas that move our business forward. We invest in the latest manufacturing technology that allows us to operate better as a company. We are responsive to change, quickly identifying and acting on opportunities, combining forethought with action.

Our History

We’ve come a long way since building our first glass plant in 1998. Now with two UK bases and an operation in Italy, Encirc is using the most advanced manufacturing technology available to produce the highest-quality container glass with the lowest carbon footprint. Offering a fully integrated supply chain, our 360 model is building on a proud history for a sustainable future.
1997
Work commences on the new container glass plant in Derrylin, Northern Ireland.
1998
Plant opens in Derrylin, Northern Ireland. Encirc / Quinn Glass, begin manufacturing glass containers for the food and beverage industry.
2004
Work commences to build a second site in Elton, Cheshire.
2005
Our second site opens in Elton, Cheshire. A truly unique plant with glass manufacturing, beverage filling, automated, bonded storage and distribution, all from the one site.
2008
Encirc perfects 12 section quad gob manufacturing. An industry first.
2014
Quinn Glass is rebranded to Encirc Ltd.
2014
Encirc launches the Encirc Academy (later rebranded to the Vidrala Academy).Encirc purchased by the Vidrala group. 2015 is Vidrala’s 50th year of manufacturing glass containers
2015
Encirc purchased by the Vidrala group. 2015 is Vidrala’s 50th year of manufacturing glass containers
2017
The Vidrala plant in Corsico, Italy, joins the Encirc business unit, bringing the Encirc business to 3 manufacturing sites.
2020
Encirc opens the world’s largest furnace in Elton, Cheshire. This is part of 6 new furnace rebuilds across all 3 sites.
2020
Encirc celebrates five years with Vidrala.

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Executive Leadership Team

Adrian Curry
Managing Director
Fiacre O’Donnell
Director of Sustainability
Rob Turvey
Director of Sales
James Currie
HR Director
Sean Murphy
Finance Director
Paul Williams
360 Development Director
Ricardo Zalba
Operations Director
Mark Holmes
General Beverages Manager

Our Awards

It’s always great to be recognised. Our success over the last two decades has meant we’ve been able to pick up an impressive number of awards from throughout the industry. Here are just a few.
British Glass Company of the Year
British Glass
2020
Strengthening Business Through People
British Glass
2020
Rising Star
British Glass
2020
Innovative solution
British Glass
2019
Health and Safety Action
British Glass
2019
Platinum Business and biodiversity charter
The responsible business network
2019
Platinum Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey
The responsible business network
2019
Strengthening Business through people
British Glass
2017
Sustainable Practice
British Glass
2017
Sustainability Leaders
Edie
2017
Corporate social responsibility
British Glass
2016
Improvement through innovation
British Glass
2016
Marketplace leadership
Business in the Community
2016
Corporate social responsibility
British Glass
2015
Supply Chain initiative of the year
British Glass
2015
Logistics and Supply chain initiative of the year
Drinks Business Green Awards
2015
Sustainable Manufacturer of the Year – Manufacturer
MX Awards
2015

Our Certificates

BSI Environmental Management System – ISO 14001:2015
Encirc Limited
2015
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BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Material
Encirc Elton Glass
2019
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BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Material
Encirc Derrylin
2019
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BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Material
Encirc Derrylin
2020
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BSI Quality Management System – ISO 9001:2015
Encirc Limited
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NSF Global Standard for Food Safety 2018
Encirc Elton
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NSF Global Standard for Food Safety 2018
Encirc Elton
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The Drinks Trust
Encirc
2021
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