Since our founding in 1987, Silgan's core mission has been simple and clear: compete and win in the markets we serve by being the best at what we do.

Silgan Burlington Manufacturing Facility

In support of this mission, our founders Phil Silver and Greg Horrigan established four key principles that continue to shape our company:


We believe that we must meet the unique needs of our customers with quality products and services, while seeking an advantage over our peers.


Where we have or believe we can develop a sustainable competitive advantage, we will seek to grow. Where we do not have a sustainable competitive advantage, we will refocus, restructure, or withdraw.


We believe we must promote and reward excellence in the performance of our people because we believe this is the primary way to achieve competitive advantage.


As we pursue our mission, we will hold ourselves to the highest standards of ethical behavior in our internal and external relationships, engendering employee pride in the conduct as well as the achievements of the organization.

Following these key principles to achieve our mission, Silgan has grown and evolved into a leading global supplier of sustainable rigid packaging solutions for consumer goods products, operating 107 manufacturing facilities on four continents, with over 14,400 employees and over $6B in sales in 2023. Today, our primary product lines are dispensing and specialty closures, metal containers and custom containers. We take great pride in the fact that our products protect some of the world's best known branded and private label consumer products, and that our food packaging products make it possible for our customers to feed and care for the world safely in a cost effective and sustainable packaging solution.

Aquisition Timeline

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We’ve achieved significant growth throughout our history with organic growth and by acquiring companies with attractive cash return profiles, and have completed forty acquisitions to date that have deepened our product offering and broadened our geographic reach. We believe that our collective businesses offer a unique combination of strong organic growth, stability, and acquisition opportunities that provide best in class returns to our shareholders and constituents. We believe this winning formula will continue to drive the Company's best-in-class performance well into the future.

$6.0B 2023 Revenue
$661M 2023 Adjusted EBIT*
107 # of Plants
14,400 # of Employees

*Adjusted EBIT is a non-GAAP financial metric. For a reconciliation of Earnings Before Interest and Income Taxes to Adjusted EBIT, please click here.

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