Match ceremony in Cognac
The teams at Verallia’s Cognac plant celebrated on Friday, September 1, 2017, the restarting of one of the factory’s three furnaces, the one specialized in producing very high quality extra-flint glass. This €12m investment further strengthens the Verallia group’s territorial anchoring in Charente and its leadership as the reference glassmaker on the dynamic Cognac market.
Work on modernizing Cognac’s extra-flint producing furnace lasted less than two months and mobilized around fifty business partners. The furnace and its four production lines were refurbished to increase the facility’s extra-flint output and flexibility.
The result of a long industrial history initiated in 1878 by Claude Boucher, inventor of the first glass-blowing machine, Verallia’s Cognac plant today serves three main markets: still wines, sparkling wines, and Cognac and spirits. Most Cognac producers, regardless of their size and their positioning opt for extra-flint glass, a color unrivalled in terms of transparency and shine.
With this investment, Verallia, a manufacturing corporation wholly dedicated to glass packaging, continues to implement its operational excellence strategy and further strengthens its foothold in the Charente region of France where it employs 430 people on 4 manufacturing sites (glassmaking plant, Everglass household glass treatment site, René Salomon facilities, Société Charentaise de décor acquired in April 2017).
©Verallia, Stéphane Charbeau – sept 2017
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