The teams at Verallia’s Cognac facility celebrated on Saturday, June 9, 2018, the plant’s 55th anniversary during an open day for the families of the site’s 500 employees and subcontractors. The day, organized with the active participation of all the site’s teams, gathered over 300 visitors.
On the day’s agenda: guided tour of the plant, photo exhibition highlighting the team’s glassmaking know-how and solidarity, various activities run by the employees and glassmakers’ sports associations (hiking, cycling and motorbikes, initiation to bowling…), “collections and passions” big tent where each person was able to present their hobby (collections, glass engraving demonstration…), planting of a tree and country evening.
With its 3 furnaces which produce up to 2 million bottles a day, the Cognac site mainly serves three markets:
•Still wines: green color, South-West regions (Bordelais, Anjou, etc.),
•Some sparkling wines: ciders in particular,
•Cognacs and spirits: extra-flint color, required by most Cognac houses, regardless of their size and their positioning.
Verallia, an manufacturing group entirely dedicated to glass packaging, is solidly anchored in Charente where it employs around 430 people on 4 manufacturing sites (glass plant, household glass treatment facility Everglass, René Salomon facilities, Société Charentaise de Décoracquired in April 2017).