I love my Contigo bottle and bring it with me just about everywhere. Their no-leak auto-seal bottles are one of the best lids out of any water bottle I've ever tried.
Their plastic range is made of durable Eastman Tritan plastic. The vacuum-insulated bottles are made from food-grade stainless steel, making them an excellent choice for people looking for quality bottles.
But where are Contigo bottles made? Is Contigo a local company, and do they make their bottles locally in the USA, or are Contigo bottles made overseas?
Contigo bottles are made in China and the company headquarters are in Atlanta, Georgia. While the bottles are manufactured in China, they are made with USA-patented designs.
While I cannot get much information about exactly where the manufacturing of the bottles takes place on Contigo’s website, I know from my own water bottle that they are made in China.
Underneath the bottle is an inscription that says “Made in China,” so it is safe to say that this is where they are made.
In September 2014, Newell Rubbermaid, a subsidiary of Newell Brands, bought out the Contigo brand, which was also known as Ignite USA.
On Newell’s Corporate Social Responsibility Report, they stated they have 62 different manufacturing companies across the globe, but I haven’t been able to find out exactly where their China manufacturing facilities are.
Before Contigo was sold to Newell Brands, their head office was based in Chicago, and this is where I guess their designs were made.
Again, their website has no information about the design's origins.
Newell’s headquarters are at 6655 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, Georgia, 30328, and they have other offices across the USA.
Who Designed The Contigo Bottles?
The Contigo bottles were originally designed by founder Sami El-Saden and his team of designers. They decided to come up with a bottle that would not leak or spill.
On their website, Contigo describes what the design process of the bottles consists of. To get the bottles that are so popular today, they had to research, sketch, debate, and resketching until the designers and engineers were happy with the results.
Part of the design process is to test whether the bottle will actually work, and this is done through a physical test.
According to the website: “We drop it, shake it, throw it, and put it through use cycles.”
Read up more on the durability of these designs and if they are dishwasher safe.
Is Contigo a Public Company?
According to Crunchbase, Contigo was private equity before being sold to Newell Brands, and the last funding they received in 2013 was from Ingleside Investors.
Now owned by Newell Brands, Contigo is now considered a public company since Newell has been a public company since the 1970s.
Newell’s common stock is listed on the NASDAQ, which is the stock exchange and is available to trade.