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An acknowledged benchmark at world level.

Founded in Italy in 1954 by the Guala family as a production plant to make plastic components, today, the Guala Closures Group operates in 4 continents through 23 production plants and a sales network covering over 60 countries.

Thanks to a policy of continuous business development and technological innovation, the Group is an acknowledged benchmark at world level, in a scenario of highly differentiated and constantly growing markets. The world leader in the production of non-refillable closures for spirits and the leader in Europe and Latin America in the production of aluminium closures, Guala is also one of the leading forces in Italy and Spain in the design and manufacture of PET preforms and bottles.

A large Italian multinational with a widespread network covering traditional commercial areas and in continuous expansion in emerging markets.

Over 2000 managers, professionals and engineers united by the same passion: to safeguard the quality and enhance the image of the leading international brands in alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, wine, oil, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.

8 billion closures sold in 60 countries, 4 research centres, two divisions, Closures and PET, 20 production plants. Always one step ahead of its customers' requirements, providing technological knowhow and reliability.

Our Mission

To consolidate and develop our leadership position at international level in the market for closures for alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, wine, oil, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and for PET, adopting a model focused exclusively on our core business.

To constantly pursue research, innovation and quality, to anticipate market change and to be a partner to customers, jointly developing new solutions to protect products and to create an image based on the most advanced marketing techniques.

To contribute to creating an international culture that seeks to safeguard product quality and to challenge the phenomenon of adulteration, to the benefit of consumers and manufacturers alike.

To develop a policy of accountability towards stakeholders (investors, customers, employees, suppliers, local communities) and the environment, by taking action based on the following values:

 

  • transparency: clarity, completeness and correctness of information, of the business activities performed and in interpersonal relations
  • professionalism: training and development of employees with a view to continuous improvement
  • protection and welfare of the environment: health and safety of the workplace, of products and of the impact on communities close to production sites
  • recognition and reward of results: full sharing of objectives and objective assessment criteria to encourage and reward all human resources

To pursue a strategy of constant growth by acquiring and establishing new production plants and by developing sales networks on new countries, to guarantee the creation of value, to the benefit of the market and investors.

A wide range of generic long and short aluminum closures.


With a wide range of generic long and short aluminium closures, the Guala Closures Group can meet the needs of even the most demanding customer.

The Group offers an extensive selection of models, all of which can be customized through the use of the most advanced decoration technologies such as: lithography, hot-foil, positive and negative embossing.

Closures have a specific thread so that they can be screwed directly onto the neck of the bottle. Some of them have plastic components with specific functions such as for example the non-drip spout for olive oil or the flow restrictor for vinegar.

The aluminium product line ranges from the simplest "roll-on pilfer proof" closure to closures with high skirts that screw onto the neck of the bottle, and which have been designed to give a pleasing overall appearance.

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Join us in exploring the world of closures. A passion that enabled the Group to establish itself as global market leader, with the aim of protecting the quality and add value to the image of the most important international brands in the alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, water, wine, olive oil sectors. Discover our commitment in the research of the most advanced technologies and innovative materials, the new frontiers of design and the values that identify us for over 60 years.

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Guala Closures: The First Aluminum Smart NFC Closure for Wine
07 February, 2018

Luxembourg, January 15th 2018 - Guala Closures Group introduced at the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium in Sacramento: e-WAK, the first Aluminum Smart Closure for Wine

Guala Closures Group has developed the first NFC Closure dedicated to the Wineries, allowing them to start a 1 to 1 relationship with their end consumers. 

The NFC tag, co-developed with NXP, is protected in the Cap and delivers 4 majors benefits: 

For the Wine Brand Owner:

- Marketing Data acquisition

- Logistic, Track & Trace

For the End Consumer:

- Authentic Bottle Certification

- Engagement with the brand

TAP ON CAP, just Tap with your smart phone on the Cap and connect with the brand. The brand will communicate to the consumer their passion for the wine, the soil, the grape used, the best moment to drink it and with what food accompaniment. Endless possibilities to liaise with all wine Apps, VIP club, Loyalty rewards, discounts, in store activities, social media, and much more. 

Tap on the new Generation closure.

About Guala Closures

Guala Closures is the world leader in the production of safety closures for the beverages and spirits industry. Guala Closures is also one of the major players in the production of luxury closures and standard aluminum screwcaps for wine, spirits, olive oil, beverages.  Guala Closures products are designed to guarantee authenticity of the products by implementing the most advanced authentication, anticounterfeiting and tamper-evident solutions. The company currently employs some 4000 people and counts 26 production facilities spread in all five continents; moreover, the Group has 4 Products R&D Centers and 1 Technological Research center. Find out more at www.gualaclosures.com.


Guala Closures Acquires the Indian Company Axiom Propack
10 July, 2017

On July 5th, Guala Closures Group signed in Mumbai an agreement for the purchase of 100% of shares of Axiom Propack Pvt Ltd, an Indian company active in the production of safety closures for spirits; completion of the deal is forecasted in the next three months and is subject to customary closing conditions as per Indian law.

Axiom has a production units in Karnataka, is serving the Indian IMFL (Indian Made Foreign Liquors) market and its activity started in 2016 with a first year turnover above 6 mio euros.

Marco Giovannini Chairman and CEO of Guala Closures Group stated: “with this acquisition we aim to reinforce our position in the area and to increase our capacity in order to properly answer to the growing demand of protection against products’ counterfeiting.”

Advisors from the Seller side were Singhi Advisors and Walter Advisors, from the Buyer side Cross Border M&A, KPMG and TTA advocates.

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Quality Closures from the Vine to the Wine
22 June, 2017

Every year, hundred millions of bottles of wine are affected by the chemical compound, known as trichloroanisole or TCA – a fungus that forms on the surface of the cork – giving the wine an unpleasant taste, commonly known as ‘cork taint’. 

Guala Closures wine screwcaps have been adopted by leading wine manufacturers in five continents due to the benefits they offer with respect to traditional corks: they have no impact on the organoleptic qualities of the wine, avoiding oxidation and the so-called ‘cork taint’.

The wine lasts longer over time and its delicate balance does not change when transported. Lastly, Guala Closures screwcaps make the bottle easier to open and to re-seal, maintaining the quality and the taste of the wine for longer. The screwcaps can be personalised with a variety of decoration techniques to meet the customer’s brand and marketing requirements.

Plants and wine sales network: Italy, UK, Spain, Germany, France, Poland, Ukraine, Bulgaria, U.S.A., Mexico, Brasil, Argentina, Colombia, China, India, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa.

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Guala Closures Reforestation Project in Colombia 2015-2017
02 November, 2016

As part of its global Sustainable Development strategy (see the Annual reports), Guala Closures Group has launched a new, wide-scale, three-year reforestation project in Colombia, where the Group has a production plant.

It’s an “ad hoc” project, funded by Guala Closures Group, which seeks to offset a part of its CO2emissions, through a programme that will also generate social and economic benefits for the local communities (see the video).

Between 2015 and 2017, over 100,000 trees will be planted, which will enable more than 15,000 tonnes of CO2 eq. to be offset.

The first 10,000 trees will be planted in 2015, in the heart of the Amazon, involving over 150 local indigenous people from the communities of San Martin de Amacayacu (70 km north of the city of Leticia) and San Josè del Rio (15 km away).

The project is being implemented and coordinated by the NGO Up2Green Reforestation and audited by the certification company Ecocert Environnement, with which Guala Closures Group has already worked on projects in 2012 and 2013.


From the Vine to the Wine
19 July, 2016

Every year, hundred millions of bottles of wine are affected by the chemical compound, known as trichloroanisole or TCA – a fungus that forms on the surface of the cork – giving the wine an unpleasant taste, commonly known as ‘cork taint’.

Guala Closures wine screwcaps have been adopted by leading wine manufacturers in five continents due to the benefits they offer with respect to traditional corks: they have no impact on the organoleptic qualities of the wine, avoiding oxidation and the so-called ‘cork taint’.

The wine lasts longer over time and its delicate balance does not change when transported. Lastly, Guala Closures screwcaps make the bottle easier to open and to re-seal, maintaining the quality and the taste of the wine for longer. The screwcaps can be personalised with a variety of decoration techniques to meet the customer’s brand and marketing requirements. http://www.gualaclosures.com/


THE TOP LABEL: AN ECO-RESPONSIBLE BRAND
20 June, 2016

Guala Closures Group has created the 1st private eco-responsible label in the aluminium wine screwcap market.

 

Top is the first and only label on the wine screw cap market. It is a private label, designed in 2010 by a team of experts in oenology, lifecycle assessment and carbon footprints, an environmental NGO and specialists from the Guala Closures Group.

 

The top label means that Guala Closures can guarantee its Customers the certified eco-responsible quality of its screw caps, and in particular:

 

• Quality and security

• Tangible and committed eco-responsible behaviour

• Actual offset of the CO2 emissions generated by the production of the screw caps to their delivery to the customer.

 

Obtaining the top label is subject to an audit – conducted by Ecocert Environnement – to verify that all criteria of the specifications have been met, including the actual offset of CO2 emissions and the validity of the related offsetting project.

 

THE TOP LABEL: A DEMANDING AGENDA

The label’s specifications envisage:

 

• 3 criteria on the quality and security of the closures (unbreakable seal, total absence of contamination, no TCA)

 

• 7 criteria on the environmental impact of production (minimum % of recycled aluminium used, programme to reduce energy consumption, conducting a LCA, transport, …)

 

• 1 criterion on the offsetting of its CO2emissions (all of the emissions generated during the closure production cycle, to final delivery to the customer)

 

It is a virtuous and stimulating label for the company: the more it reduces the impact of its activities in terms of CO2 emissions, the more it reduces the cost of offsetting them.

 

In 2011, Ecocert Environnement conducted an audit of the screwcap production lines in Torre d’Isola (Italia), Braybrook (Australia) and Auckland (New Zealand). In 2013, the Spanish site of Olèrdola was added.

 

(1) Ecocert Environnement (www.ecocert.com) is an independent certification body that operates at international level. It is accredited to certify quality and environmental management systems by Cofrac (www.cofrac.fr).

 

1 BILLION SCREWCAPS OFFSET (CO2)

Offsetting CO2 emissions is part of Guala Closures’ company strategy.

 

Between 2011 and 2013, Guala Closures offset the CO2 emissions generated by the production of its wine screwcaps through reforestation projects

 

Costa Rica 2011: 1,310 tonnes of CO2 offset à55 million screwcaps

Peru 2012: 6,000 tonnes of CO2 offsetà500 million screwcaps

India 2013: 20,000 tonnes of CO2 offset à 1 billion screwcaps

 

 


Guala Closures’ Commitment to Sustainability
20 May, 2016

Guala Closures’ commitment to sustainability has today become a central theme for our activities and our choices. We firmly believe that the objective of our work must be to create shared value, which encompasses the three areas of sustainability (environmental, social and economic).

 

THE ENVIRONMENT

Guala Closures Group,  as a large international organisation, seeks to meet the expectations of its stakeholders by reporting on its commitmentsand on the environmental performance of its business activities and by undertaking to manage them in a responsible way.

 

The scarcity of natural resources, pollution, and climatic change are extremely important issues for Guala Closures , which influence a large part of the company’s strategic decisions.

 

Back in 2008, Guala Closures issued an Environmental Policy Document , which reiterates its commitment to ensure that environmental sustainability will play a key role in operational planning and in the management of all of the Group’s business activities worldwide.

 

Guala Closures intends to gradually extend the application of the ISO 14001 standard to all of its operations. At the end of 2014, 3 production plants (12%) had obtained this certification for their environmental management systems with a view to continuous improvement. The approach recommended by the ISO 14001 standard facilitates the continuous control of environmental performance.

 

Monitoring the Group’s environmental policies focuses on 6 highly important environmental indicators: energy consumption, raw materials employed, water consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, waste production and transport, for which short, medium and long term objectives for improvement have been established

 

THE SOCIAL DIMENSION

Guala Closures has adopted a Code of Ethics since 2008, which represents the “Company Constitutional Charter”. A charter of the rights and the moral duties, which states the ethical-social responsibilities of the Company and of every member of the organisation. Through the Code of Ethics, Guala Closures Group establishes and specifies the values and the principles that guide the Group’s activities and its relations with employees, consultants, customers, suppliers, shareholders, institutions and all other stakeholders.

Guala Closures Group focuses on three priorities:

  • Health: to protect the health and safety of its employees;
  • Training: to carefully manage career paths through continuous training;
  • Diversity: to respect and safeguard diversity, it operates and manages its employees respecting their cultural differences. Over the year, we have diversified rapidly and expanded geographically on a large scale.

The over 4,000 Group employees (as at 31-12-2014), come from 5 continents, from regions and cultures that are very different to each other. We are working to ensure that this diversityincreasingly becomes a strength, a growth andsuccess factor for our company.

 

THE ECONOMY

Being a world leader in the aluminium closures market means creating value, profit and growthto meet the expectations of investors. This objective can be achieved in a responsible way, by also contributing to the development of local economies; Guala Closures Group has set itself several key economic objectives:

1. To consolidate and develop its leadershipposition at international level.

2. To continuously develop research, innovationand product quality, anticipating the markets.

3. Growing means identifying and responding to the business risks and opportunities linked to sustainability.

4. To partner up with customers to design new products.

5. To fight against counterfeiting.

 

Our tangible commitment started in 2011 with our Italian plants. We sought to build a benchmark model which could then be gradually extended to all of the Group’s branches, by combining our winning values such as excellence and innovation with sustainability.

 

We believe that people are fundamental to the success of this programme; all of the human resources in all company departments are a pillar of our programme and we believe that their involvement is fundamental, achieved throughtraining and internal communication,essential tools to which we direct our efforts and investments.

 

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GUALA CLOSURES GROUP PARTNERS WITH AUTHENTIC VISION FOR ‘SMART’ NEW ANTI-COUNTERFEITING CLOSURE SOLUTION
24 March, 2016

Alliance to fight counterfeiting & re-filling, provide trade parallel insights and enable consumer engagement

Guala Closures Group and Authentic Vision have joined forces to launch a new anti-counterfeiting closure solution with a wealth of end-consumer marketing opportunities for the spirits, wine and olive oil industries.

 

The innovative solution will work by enabling smartphone users to verify the authenticity and origin of a product before consumption, while simultaneously interacting with the brand owners.

 

The end-to-end solution comprises three main parts:

  • One: a Guala Closures non-refillable closure specially designed to integrate Authentic Vision’s Tag (a highly secure, irreproducible configuration combining a 3D image with an encrypted visual marker such as an ID number, QR code or Datamatrix) inside a secure environment.
  • Two: a smartphone app which reads the integrated closure tag, instantly authenticates the product and lets the consumer know if the closure is counterfeit, or has been tampered with in any way.
  • Three: a web-based portal, giving brands access to marketing, business intelligence and supply chain data for all their products.“We are particularly proud to have signed this agreement with Authentic Vision.  The development of our Group has always been dedicated to and focused on brand protection and final consumer health and this digital technology collaboration means we can further enhance the current level of protection we offer,” comments Maurizio Mittino, head of research and innovation at Guala Closures Group.  “As done recently with other strategic partners, what we do with Authentic Vision will certainly help us better meet the needs of the market.”

“We are excited about this opportunity with Guala Closures,” adds Chris Reiser, CEO at Authentic Vision.  “Considering they manufacture up to 14 billion closures a year, there is enormous scope for engagement with smartphone users around the world.  Our unique and patented technology allows us to offer many different options for secure authentication and consumer engagement solutions.  The combination of an irreproducible tag and a smartphone app provides the easiest-to-use solution for consumers worldwide.”

In addition to anti-counterfeiting measures and opening up a wealth of marketing opportunities targeted at the end consumers, the new closure integrated solution offers a highly competitive price per unit as it does not require any additional device for application, thus opening massive growth opportunities.

 

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GUALA CLOSURES GROUP PROTECT YOUR QUALITY, CREATE YOUR VALUE
29 May, 2015

Join us in exploring the world of the closures. A passion that enabled the Group to establish itself as global market leader, with the aim of protecting the quality and add value to the image of the most important international brands in the alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, water, wine, olive oil sectors.

Discover our commitment in the research of the most advanced technologies and innovative materials, the new frontiers of design and the values that identify us for over 60 years.


Guala Solves Screwcap Challenge
01 December, 2014

Guala Closure Group has unveiled a new range of screwcap liners featuring different levels of oxygen permeability.

The Oenoseal technology, which has now been incorporated across Guala’s screwcap portfolio, is the result of two years research in partnership with Lyon-based firm Manufacture Génerale de Joints.

At present the collection features three options: Oenoseal Onyx, which promises maximum impermeability suited to delicate white or aromatic rosé wines; Oenoseal Ivory, which offers nano-oxygenation for wines and allows the amount of free SO2 to be reduced when bottling; and Oenoseal Coral, which permits a higher level of oxygen to permeate for those wines with high tannin levels that are sensitive to reduction.

Introducing the new collection, Guala Closures Group CEO & chairman Marco Giovanninni commented: “Not only can producers now take advantage of the wide and readily available range of screwcaps that we offer under our Wine Developers platform – including all the branding customisation that our patented technology allows – but they can now also select the exact liner for the exact wine. And all without changing the settings on their bottling lines.”

Describing itself as “the global leader in the production of non-refillable and aluminium closures for wines and spirits”, Guala currently operates 25 manufacturing plants around the world.

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Guala Closures Group Opens First North American Production Plan
19 September, 2014

September 12, 2014 – In the presence of Senator Lois Wolk and Mayor Harry Price as well as other dignitaries, Guala Closures Group officially opened its first production plant in the USA.

Based in Fairfield, California, the new facility opened its doors showcasing a state-of-the-art Design Studio.

The Guala Closures Design Studio consists of on-site capabilities where customers can walk in with a new project and virtually walk out with production in hand. It includes artwork creation, color matching and production of runs as small as 1,000 closures. Utilizing the first ever built GCDS printing machine, designed by Guala Closures engineers, this state-of-the-art machine combines digital printing technology with other features such as plasma surface treatments, special based lacquers, dedicated UV curing system, automated quality inspection controls and top embossing. 

“This is a major accomplishment for our Group.” explains Alessandro Bocchio, General Manager for Guala Closures North America. “Opening a production facility in the US has been our goal for several years. We made it happen by working hard to build the market and providing superior Customer Service.”  “Our Group has decided to invest in California with technologies that are revolutionary in our industry. The Guala Closures California Plant is now the leading facility in terms of innovation within our Group and our Industry. ”

Guala Closures Goup (www.gualaclosures.com) is a multinational company founded in Italy in 1954, global leader in the production of non-refillable and aluminum closures for spirits, wine, oil and vinegar, water and beverages, food and pharmaceuticals.

With approximately 4,000 employees and 26 manufacturing plants worldwide, the company is the number one in its industry with sales in over 100 countries. 

The Group puts great emphasis on research and development: it has five research centers in India, China, Mexico, Scotland and Italy where they have created 20 new products over the past three years and registered more than 70 international patents.

Senator Wolk presenting a Certificate of Recognition for Guala Closures’ Grand Opening

From left to right:

Mr. Marco Giovannini, CEO Guala Closures Group

Mr. Alessandro Bocchio, General Manager Guala Closures NA

 

Senator Lois Wolk

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From left to right:

Mr. Alessandro Bocchio, General Manager Guala Closures NA

Fairfield Mayor Harry Price

Senator Lois Wolk

Mr. Marco Giovannini, CEO Guala Closures Group 

 

 


Guala Closures plans North Bay screw cap plant
14 January, 2014

 

Guala Closures plans North Bay screw cap plant

New technology gives decoration options for smaller wineries

By Jeff Quackenbush, Business Journal Staff Reporter

 

Guala Closures in early 2014 plans to install new small-run aluminum screw cap production equipment with enhanced decoration capabilities at its newest plant, in Fairfield. (image credit: Guala Closures)

FAIRFIELD — The North American arm of the world’s largest producer of safety closures for spirits bottles and wine screw caps plans to set up a North Coast production plant tailored to small-scale orders.

Guala Closures North America expects to move into its newest screw cap plant, located at 2300 S. Watney Way in Fairfield, in March and start delivering caps to clients in June, according to Alessandro Bocchio, general manager of Guala Closures North America, Inc. (707-603-2845, gualaclosures.com). Currently, the subsidiary had just an 1,800-square-foot administration and sales office in downtown Napa and used a third-party warehouse in American Canyon.

“Because the market is growing for screw caps in the United States, especially in California, we decided to invest in local production,” he said.

The relocation to an 11,000-square-foot plant and warehouse in Fairfield allows for the installation of new small-run technology for Guala as well as continued storage services for clients that can’t purchase all of a production run at a time. Italy-based Guala’s research-and-development center worked with an undisclosed Italian manufacturer to develop a system that allows the application of colors, logos and other artwork to screw caps in a way said to be different from today’s conventional methods of offset printing, spray-painting and embossing.

Runs on the equipment can be as small as a few thousand caps. By comparison, minimum orders from Guala’s nearest plant, located in Mexico, are for 100,000 closures.

“We have received a lot of inquiries from small wineries that want their own logo and color but once we tell them the quantities they need to buy, they say they can’t buy a 10-year supply,” Mr. Bocchio said.

For at least the next couple of years, until any expansion of the Fairfield plant is undertaken, large-scale production U.S. wine orders will continue to come from Mexico. Caps for high-pressure sparkling wine, called Viiva and developed with O-I, will continue to come from Australia. Savin Premium smooth-sided caps with skirt were announced from the South Aftrica plant in September, joining a WAK cap in the portfolio that also mimics the look of a conventional foil or plastic capsule over a bottletop.

Italy-based Guala Closures was started in 1954 and currently has almost 4,000 employees and 25 plants on four continents. Last year, the company produced about 13 billion closures.

Guala set up North American operations in 2005 in New York City to support imports for large spirits producers based on the East Coast. Three years ago, the company consolidated the subsidiary in Napa as the wine industry rebound started to pick up momentum.

Hiring for machine operators, quality-assurance manager and warehouse workers for the Fairfield plant has begun. The operation is set to employ 15 initially. Recruits will be sent to Guala’s other plants for training.

“Expertise here is hard to find, because of the new technology that’s involved,” Mr. Bocchio said. Other Guala plants in Australia, New Zealand and Europe are interested in acquiring small-run equipment in coming years.

“Everyone is convinced that small wineries are a big and important market,” he said. “The numbers can be significant when you put them all together.”

 

 


Guala Closures Group's Franco Bove Announces Turn 360° Campaign
18 January, 2013

Guala Closures Group’s chief operating officer Franco Bove has announced the launch of Turn 360°, a promotional campaign developed by leading manufacturers of aluminum closures to enhance public awareness of the advantages of this sustainable and state-of-the-art closure form for wine. The campaign, organized through the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA), kicked off with the roll-out of the multilingual website, www.aluminium-closures.org, which provides user-friendly information about aluminum wine closures in areas such as taste and quality, sustainability and recycling, convenience, technology, cost efficiency and design.

“Aluminum wine closures are a seal of quality not just from the viewpoint of the wine’s flavor but also from the aspects of sustainability, convenience, and cost efficiency,” explains Bove, who also chairs the EAFA Closures Group. “This is the core of the communication campaign.”

Turn 360° is designed to reach decision-makers in the wine sector globally, highlighting the progressive trend of the high-performance aluminum closure. In the last 10 years, the number of aluminum closures for wine worldwide grew rapidly to reach nearly 4 billion in 2011. The www.aluminium-closures.orgwebsite is backed by a comprehensive press package for technical, special interest and trade media.

“There is a growing awareness of the many benefits and quality-enhancing properties of the aluminum closure in the industry itself and in the marketing and product design sectors as well,” says Bove. “With the comprehensive content and conclusively presented package of facts of the ‘Aluminium Closures – Turn 360?’ campaign, we’re laying the foundation for an objective appraisal of this closure form, one that is truly sustainable in all respects.”

About Guala Closures Group

Founded in Italy in 1954, Guala Closures Group (GCG) is the global leader in the production of aluminum and non-refillable closures for wines, spirits, soft drinks, waters, olive oil and pharmaceuticals. With an emphasis on technological innovation and business development, GCG has sold over 12 billion closures designed to safeguard the quality and enhance the image of its customers’ products. GCG operates five research centers and 25 production plants worldwide. In North America it is headquartered in Napa, California, where it provides customer and technical services to its U.S. wine and spirits customers.

About EAFA

The European Aluminium Foil Association is the international body representing companies engaged in the rolling and rewinding of alufoil and in the manufacture of aluminum closures and alufoil containers as well as of all kinds of flexible packaging. Its more than 100 member companies are based in Western, Central and Eastern Europe. Founded in 1974, it has its roots in associations dating back to the 1920s. For further information contact Guido Aufdemkamp, EAFA Director Communication at +49 (0)211 47 96 168 or enquiries@alufoil.org.


Sparkling you can savour again, and again
13 August, 2012

 

At last, Guala Closures Australia and O-I introduce a revolutionary screw-cap closure and bottle combination that provides the perfect reseal for sparkling wine.  ViivaTM opens easily, reseals perfectly.

A fuss free and convenient way for your customers to keep their bubbles, and their celebration, alive longer.


Last Updates - 1st Semester 2012
12 April, 2012

New Aquisition - New Plant Openings - New Products - Fairs & Events - Sustainability. 

As you may know, Guala Closures Group has begun the process for the acquisition of the Metal Closures division of South Africa’s MCG Industries. The transaction is subject to the approval of the South African Competition Commission, expected to be given in the last quarter of 2012, and gives Guala Closures its first base on the African continent.

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EXPANDING WINE & SPIRITS CLOSURES MARKETS WITH PURCHASE OF POLAND’S DGS
06 October, 2011

Guala Closures continues to expand in the wines and spirits closures market. The Group, worldwide leader in the production of non-refillable closures and aluminum screwcaps for the international wine and spirits industry, has just completed its purchase of a 70% stake in Polish aluminium drinks closures manufacturer DGS from the Polish Enterprise Fund VI, L.P.

Guala Closures’ acquisition, costing 51 million Euros for 70% of the share of capital, has been authorised by the Polish Office for Competition & Consumer Protection.

Established in 1991, DGS SA is the world’s third largest manufacturer of aluminium closures for spirits and wine, as well as for fruit juices and the pharmaceutical industry.  Today, the company (which showed a turnover of 50 million Euros in 2010) has approximately 560 employees and supplies key markets in Eastern Europe including Russia, the Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan

Marco Giovannini, President and Managing Director of Guala Closures, comments: “The aim of the transaction is to consolidate Guala Closures’ global leadership with further expansion in the growing markets of Eastern Europe. The acquisition of DGS confirms our expansion strategy, based on the selection of reliable local partners with whom to share and develop business, which has permitted Guala Closures Group to become the market leader in the sector.”

This is the fourth acquisition for Guala Closures in the last 16 months, following hot on the heels of its purchase of Spanish closure manufacturing company Plastivit, with facilities in Barcelona and Veracruz (Mexico).  Bulgarian company Danik, active in the production of injection moulds for plastic resins, components and closures for the spirits industry, was incorporated into the Group in May 2010.  Two months later, the company bought a plant for aluminiumcoating and printing in Magenta (Milan) and immediately put plans into effect for a new process here to eliminate the use of chromium for metal degreasing - a first for the packaging world.

Guala Closures ( www.gualaclosures.com ) is the global leader in the manufacture of safety closures for spirits, beverages and liquid foods.  The group focuses very strongly on research and development, with five research centresin India, China, Mexico, Scotland and Italy which have created 20 new products over the last three years and holds 70 international patents.  In 2010, Guala Closures Group showed a turnover of €371.4 million (+19% on 2009) and an increasing adjusted EBITDA at €81.6 million. Guala Closures Group has a strong presence in North America with spirits, wine, water, and olive oil closures.  Guala Closures North America offices are located in Napa, California. 

Guala Closures North America moves to downtown location
21 September, 2011

Together with the owners of the building, who shared their vision, they renovated and reconfigured the 1,780 square foot space.

Guala Closures made the move to downtown Napa from the corporate park because they wanted to:

  • Support and patronize growing Downtown Napa
  • Be centrally located for their customers
  • Ensure the right corporate image

Guala Closures produces closures for wine and spirits, mineral water, olive oil, and pharmaceuticals. Founded in Italy in 1954, Guala Closures operates in four continents, with 26 production facilities and commercial offices in more than 60 countries.  Look at your bottle of Pellegrino next time, it's a Guala Closure.


WAK - Internally Threaded Wine Closure
01 April, 2011

WAK  is the latest innovation in wine screw caps from Guala Closures Group possessing unique technology and a traditional look. The WAK closure combines the famous shape of the wine bottle with the numerous advantages of the latest technologies such as the elimination of TCA and the ease of opening and re-sealing. The thread is not visible from the outside but is inserted into a 30X60 aluminum shell.  First screwed on the bottle neck finish and then tucked under a standard BVS ring. The large uninterrupted surface is ideal for side printing decoration.

 

 

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Title Name Email Phone
General Manager Alessandro Bocchio abocchio@gualaclosures.com
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