O-I purchases interest in Empresas Comegua

Owens-Illinois Inc has acquired a 49.7% interest in Empresas Comegua SA from Fabricación de Màquinas SA de CV, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vitro SAB de CV. Empresas Comegua is the leading manufacturer of glass containers for the Central American and Caribbean markets. The business serves many of O-I's global strategic customers and various segments including food, soft drinks, beer, spirits and pharmaceuticals. Operations include two glass manufacturing facilities - one in Costa Rica and another in Guatemala.