Packaging company Croxsons has taken over glass furnace at a large glass manufacturer in China to produce antique-green wine bottles.

The takeover was prompted by customer feedback concerning the lack of bottle choice in the global wine industry supply chain.

There were concerns amongst some of Croxsons' customers that the industry has moved some bottles away from super-premium, to a lighter, standard weight bottle.

James Croxson, Croxsons’ Chairman, said: ”We went out and asked the industry what needs improving with their supply chain.

"We listened to the responses, invested in a furnace and produced 12 new moulds specifically for Australia, New Zealand and the US, to complement our existing global offering.”