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2280 Cordelia Rd.
Fairfield
CA, 94534
United States
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800-Drink-Wine
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(707) 399-5850
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Andrew Bottene

TricorBraun WinePak - Packaging Options to Enhance Your Wines

TricorBraun WinePak® has been supplying the wine industry with top quality wine bottles since 1982. We provide a wide range of domestically made and imported wine bottles.

TricorBraun WinePak® is synonymous with OPTIONS + .... Eco-friendly bottles, Bag-in-Box, European, Asian and domestic wine bottles, and capsules. Our GOAL is to provide the products to enhance your wines in the market place with quality products and outstanding service.

OPTIONS +

The addition of Trilogy clearly give us the largest, most experienced staff in the wine packaging industry. When you hear the name TricorBraun WinePak, don't just think packaging. Think the biggest, most knowledgeable packaging supplier in the industry, with a quality focus that provides the most options for all of your wine packaging needs. Think Options +.

And the plus is our people.

From Bottles to Bag-in-Box to Capsules - One Stop for Wine Packaging


Creativity provides options.

TricorBraun WinePak is the largest distributor of wine glass in North America. We have locations in Northern and Southern California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. Through the years we've grow and adapted with the rest of the wine industry. Recently we acquired Trilogy Glass and Packaging. Combining two great companies, both with successful histories in the wine packagingindustry, has expanded our capabilities beyond simple sourcing and supplying. Today we have:

  • Expertise in Asian glass for 25 years
  • Fully staffed sales office in China with Technical and Engineering staff
  • TricorBraun WinePak, private and stock molds
  • Full repack operation
  • Warehousing available throughout North America

OPTIONS +

The addition of Trilogy clearly give us the largest, most experienced staff in the wine packaging industry. When you hear the name TricorBraun WinePak, don't just think packaging. Think the biggest, most knowledgeable packaging supplier in the industry, with a quality focus that provides the most options for all of your wine packaging needs. Think Options +.

And the plus is our people.

PACKAGING

We supply a full range of packaging products:

  • Eco-friendly packaging in both glass and lightweight of various sizes and colors to maximize the weightbased cost savings
  • Traditional bottles in all the classic shapes, volumes and colors
  • Stelvin closures
  • Capsules

Our strong relationships with domestic, Asian, Mexican and European glass sources provide access to wide variety of stock packaging options.

REPACKING

We have invested over $2-million in our new, fullyautomated repacking operation.

  • Occupies 20,000 of the 160,000 square feet available in our new facility
  • State-of-the-art equipment, fast and effi cient
  • Allows us to transfer wine bottles from eight-foot high stacks of pallets to individual wineries' custom, 12-bottle cartons
  • Provides flexibility

LOGISTICS

Inventory management is another area we excel in. We can develop a program that will ensure you have your glass when and where you need it.

  • More available warehouse space than anyone else in the industry
  • Multiple locations throughout our service regions
  • Efficient inventory is barcoded and computerized for just-in-time delivery

CREATIVE SERVICES

Our customers have access to our award-winning creative services as well.

  • Custom mold development
  • Engineers and quality service personnel on staff
  • Glass packaging structural designers on staff
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Selective Line Nairobi
Selective Line Nairobi
New Verallia Stock Spirits Bottles in Stock At TricorBraun WinePak
Selective Line Futura
Selective Line Futura
New Verallia Stock Spirits Bottles In Stock At TricorBraun WinePak
End of Year Close Out Sale, 2013
End of Year Close Out Sale, 2013
These items are available immediately on a first come, first serve basis, while supply lasts. All pricing is F.O.B. Fairfield CA or Point of Origin. Must ship before December 31, 2013! http://www.tricorbraunwinepak.com/end-of-year-sale.aspx
Creativity Inspires Confidence
Creativity Inspires Confidence
Options Plus. Providing superior quality, service and packaging options to the wine industry since 1982.
TricorBraun WinePak's new Repacking Line
TricorBraun WinePak's new Repacking Line
A brief step-by-step video featuring the new repacking line at TricorBraun WinePak's Fairfield, CA facility

News Archive


New Survey Names TricorBraun WinePak Best Bottle Supplier of 2017
09 May, 2017

Respondents Describe Customer Service As “Dazzling”

Fairfield, CA  (May 9, 2017) — TricorBraun WinePak, the largest wine-bottle distributor in North America, has been named “Best Bottle Supplier of 2017” by respondents to Vineyard & Winery Management’s fifth-annual Best Wine Industry Suppliers survey.

According to a published report by Vineyard & Winery Management, the survey received more than 700 responses from across the nation and covered 25 categories. In the survey, respondents cited TricorBraun WinePak’s “competitive prices,” “range of choices,” “delivery” and “high quality products.”

The award is gratifying and validates the company’s approach, according to Andrew Bottene, Senior Vice President of TricorBraun WinePak. “We have a very dedicated team with tremendous integrity and passion,” he said. “We understand this industry and we really understand our customers.”

He said that TricorBraun WinePak’s customer service continues to improve, where a lot of its competitors have slipped. Survey respondents pointed to the company’s superior customer service, describing it as “dazzling,” “outstanding” and “top notch.”

Bottene said that because his company has multiple locations with warehouses throughout the western US and Canada, it can take care of customers regardless of where they are located. He also mentioned repacking and global sourcing capabilities as key elements of TricorBraun WinePak’s ‘difference.’

TricorBraun WinePak offers custom design, decorating, and repacking and is the largest wine bottle stocking distributor with over 100 styles and colors in stock, according to Bottene. “We supply all bottle sizes, closures and capsules and source the highest quality domestic and imported glass,” he said.

According to Bottene, TricorBraun’s quality assurance staff provides customers and sales staff with the tools and technical support to ensure quality and customer satisfaction throughout the entire process. “Our quality assurance staff isolates issues, provides solutions, helps to minimize downtime and expense and troubleshoots quality issues related to all facets of packaging,” he said.

The long tenure of the company’s sales people is another competitive advantage, said Bottene.

“It takes a special kind of company to be recognized as the best bottle supplier,” he said. “For us, it’s about a true dedication to creating and delivering the right solution, time after time. This is our third win in four years; we look forward to next year’s survey.”

About TricorBraun

TricorBraun WinePak is the largest wine bottle distributor in North America and a subsidiary of TricorBraun. TricorBraun (www.tricorbraun.com) is a packaging solutions company, focused on providing innovative, custom solutions for its many customers. An industry leader in glass and plastic containers, closures, dispensers and tubes, TricorBraun operates from more than 40 locations throughout North America and internationally from London, England: Guangzhou, China; Hong Kong, and Mumbai, India. Our award-winning Design & Engineering Center provides forward-thinking service driven by consumer insight, market understanding and creative solutions. TricorBraun’s advisory services range from preliminary planning and manufacturing oversight to warehousing and logistics programs. For more information, please contact Suzie Fenton, CPP, Fellow, Vice President, Brand Marketing at TricorBraun, at 314-983-2010, or at sfenton@tricorbraun.com.


TricorBraun Issues Statement on the Wine Packaging Industry; Reaffirms Commitment to 'Beyond The Bottle' Solutions
06 February, 2017

TricorBraun WinePak, North America's leading wine packaging solutions source, has issued the following statement on the wine packaging industry, according to Andrew Bottene, Senior Vice President:

For the past 35 years, TricorBraun WinePak has been a driving force in the wine packaging industry. As our industry’s leading wine bottle distributor, we have watched the industry grow and evolve, as we have continued to focus our efforts on delivering unique, custom packaging solutions for our many customers.

Today our industry, like many other industries, is shifting. Global competition continues to impact product quality, pricing and availability. New suppliers have entered our industry and traditional channels will continue to change. In some cases, long-standing manufacturers have made the decision to ‘sell direct.’

For our many customers, these shifts can be confusing. Questions such as, “Who should I buy from?” and “Should I simply opt for the lowest price?” become real decisions. For TricorBraun WinePak, these shifts provide an opportunity to reaffirm our unique and long-standing position in the wine packaging industry:

We are not simply a distributor of products, but a supplier of value. Many competitors can sell a bottle. At TricorBraun WinePak, we are in the business of selling success.

We are experts on the full-spectrum of wine packaging issues, not just the bottle. The wine business is a complex, relationship-driven industry. With an average of 20 years of experience each, our Packaging Consultants offer advice and expertise not found elsewhere.

We are not biased toward one product, or one set of products. As a true distributor, we source from all manufacturers and work to bring our customers the very best solution for their given situation. Our existing supplier partners will continue to be our existing supplier partners.

We focus on the right solution, not simply the next sale. With a 35-year history of building deep relationships with customers and suppliers, we are committed to upholding a reputation that always puts the best interests of our customer, first.

We balance scale with personalized service. We have sales of more than $150 million and our Fairfield, California, facility features more than 360,000 square feet of warehouse space and a $2-million auto repacking system. We have additional warehousing space throughout the major wine growing regions in America and Canada.

Our industry will continue to change, but we will not. Evolution in our industry is inevitable. We are committed to never stray from our focus of providing customers with better, more innovative solutions. As packaging options evolve, so too will our solutions.

TricorBraun WinePak proudly looks forward to continuing our industry-leading success now and well into the future.

TricorBraun WinePak is the largest wine bottle distributor in North America and a subsidiary of TricorBraun. With more than 115 years of experience, TricorBraun is one of the world’s leading suppliers of bottles, jars and other rigid packaging components with annual sales approaching $1 billion and more than 41 locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Asia and Europe. For more information, please contact Suzanne Fenton, VP, Brand Marketing at 314-983-2010, or at marketing@tricorbraun.com.

 


Expanded Stock Stelvin Closures
09 August, 2016

TricorBraun WinePak has expanded their stocking selection of Stelvin closures and Polylam capsules. In addition, 3 sizes of tin capsules are now available immediately from stock.

Learn more about TricorBraun WinePak Stock Packaging.


Quality Assurance Is #1 Priority at TricorBraun Winepak
02 February, 2016

Since 1982, TricorBraun Winepak has been the top supplier of high quality glass to wine industry customers throughout North America, an area encompassing the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

The company’s market dominance and sterling reputation stem from an ironclad commitment to quality assurance and tight, systematic quality controls.

“At TricorBraun Winepak we have the ability to work with domestic glass suppliers as well as glass manufacturers globally, so we have lots of options,” notes Gregory Creamer, TricorBraun Winepak’s Director of Quality Assurance (QA).

Mr. Creamer explains that one of the quality control steps taken by TricorBraun WinePak is implementing the Military Standard 105E pre-inspection process for all glass entering all of its facilities.

Random samples of glass are examined by production date and carefully checked for Heavy Metals, Sink/Bulge, Out of Round and all critical, major or minor defects at least three times; first, by the manufacturer, then by TricorBraun Winepak’s quality control teams and again at the warehouse site.

All inspections must result in the product meeting or exceeding standards set by the Toxic Packaging Clearinghouse (TPCH) as well as CA Prop 65. All of TricorBraun WinePak’s glass manufacturers are testing for heavy metals based on both the TPCH standards and CA Prop 65. TricorBraun WinePak conducts tests at their facility as well as sending random samples for SGS testing to verify there are no heavy metals in the bottles.

“It’s important to our customers not to have down time,” Creamer insists. “They can’t be worried about glass defects or heavy metals, labels that wrinkle or bottles that break when you remove the cork.”

“Our objective is to minimize glass quality issues for our customers and all of the sampling we do in Fairfield is designed to do that,” he adds confidently.

Creamer credits his company’s success to its dedication to the industry and a culture of excellence. TricorBraun WinePak recognizes that Creamer’s extensive background in engineering and glass manufacturing and production is a clear asset to their customers.

“When I have a customer with a problem, it doesn’t mean they can’t bottle their wine,” he attests. “I have the ability to go in and offer recommendations for adjustments to the equipment and assist the team in achieving acceptable limits. I’m going to bring tools with me to keep you up and running today.”

TricorBraun Winepak is a division of TricorBraun, a worldwide leader in the rigid packaging industry, with annual sales approaching $1 billion. TricorBraun operates from 40 different locations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Asia, and Europe. For more information about TricorBraun Winepak, go towww.tricorbraunwinepak.com or 1-800-DRINKWINE

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TricorBraun WinePak’s Zero-Waste Program Helps Wineries Recycle Waste Material and Qualify for SIP Certification
14 January, 2016

TricorBraun WinePak 2St. Louis MO – The successful zero-waste program that TricorBraun WinePak launched several years ago and continues to offer to its wine industry customers incurs no expense for the customer. It has so far redirected more than 2,800 tons of waste to recyclers, according to Andrew Bottene, Senior Vice President – WinePak.

TricorBraun WinePak (www.tricorbraunwinepak.com) is a $134 million division of leading packaging development company TricorBraun that specifically services the wine industry.  It is the largest supplier of wine packaging in North America. In March 2012, the company launched a four-point program to systematically eliminate waste. The four points were based on its four material streams: corrugated, plastic, pallets and waste glass. The strategy is to match the right recyclers with the company’s needs. Lanny Johnson, TricorBraun WinePak’s Manager of Repack and Warehouse Operations manages the program.

Information from the program can also be used to enable wineries and vineyards to obtain SIP (Sustainability in Practice) Certification. SIP is a rigorous sustainable vineyard and winery certification with strict requirements. Certification is based on science and expert input, independent verification, transparency, and absence of conflict of interest.

Waste corrugated in different forms has been reevaluated in 2015.  While unusable corrugated continues to be recycled at no cost, TricorBraun WinePak now has an additional partner that can repurpose some corrugated materials for direct use in the packaging industry. Currently, over 1,200 tons of corrugated have been either recycled or repurposed.

Plastic waste, including pallet stretch wrap, plastic strapping and PET (polyethylene terephthalate) is placed in totes that are provided without charge by a recycler and are strategically placed around the distribution center.  This alliance between the company and its recycler has kept more than 50 tons of waste plastic out of landfills, according to Johnson.

Waste glass is a valuable commodity. Between 95 and 98 percent of the company’s broken glass is recycled.  As of December 2015, TricorBraun WinePak has provided glass manufacturers with more than 1,600 tons of broken glass destined to become new bottles, jars or other glass products.  

The biggest challenge has been recycling low-impact shipping pallets utilized by some suppliers. Unlike traditional pallets, which are made from hardwoods and are readily recyclable, these pallets are made from pressboard and plywood, which are not typically recyclable. TricorBraun collaborates with a local company that collects these types of products and resells them as a fuel source to the operator of a California incinerator.

“Since the program’s inception, more than 6,000 pallets that would have been destined for the landfill provide energy back into the California market place,” reports Johnson.

Recycling and repurposing materials that would otherwise be disposed of as waste are good for the industry, beneficial for the environment and have become an integral part of TricorBraun operations at every level. The company continues to work with outside companies, new processing methods and innovation to achieve the most beneficial results as all employees make this an everyday part of their work habit.

TricorBraun WinePak has offices in Northern and Southern California, Oregon, Washington, Canada and Mexico.  It has been serving the wine industry since 1982. The company’s facilities include a $2 million repacking system that automatically transfers wine bottles from eight-foot-high stacks of pallets to individual wineries’ custom, 12-bottle cartons.

TricorBraun (www.tricorbraun.com) helps bring customers’ new and existing products to market efficiently as one of the packaging industry’s largest suppliers of glass and plastic containers, closures, dispensers and tubes from over 40 locations throughout North America and internationally from London, England: Guangzhou, China; Hong Kong, and Mumbai, India.  The award-winning Design & Engineering Center gives our customers forward-thinking service based on consumer insight, understanding of the markets and creative solutions. In addition, advisory services range from preliminary planning, manufacturing oversight to an array of innovative warehousing and logistics programs


TricorBraun WinePak Creates Certificates for Wineries Using Ardagh Group ECO Series Bottles
30 November, 2015

TricorBraun WinePak 2St. Louis, MO – The Ardagh Group ECO Series wine bottles distributed by TricorBraun WinePak have become very popular with wineries intent to reduce their ecological footprint. The ECO Series bottles are up to 3 ounces lighter in weight than traditional bottles, are made with more than 55% recycled glass and are produced using clean-burning furnaces. As a result, they produce fewer carbon emissions into the atmosphere both during manufacture and transport.

“Choosing environmentally sound bottles aligns with our own ecological goals,” says Heidi Cook, TricorBraun WinePak Business Development Manager. “As a result, we support the use of these beautiful yet environmentally sound bottles by issuing Eco Certificates to the wineries that bottle with them.”

The certificates are issued to TricorBraun WinePak customers that have purchased 80% or more of their bottles from the ECO Series line. Certificates are sent to qualifying wineries via E-mail, where they can either be printed for display or used in online and E-mail marketing to promote the wineries’ commitment to reducing environmental impact.

“We believe it is possible to reduce your carbon footprint and create beautiful bottles at the same time,” adds Cook. “Our customers can order their bottles with embossing or any finish they want. We consult with each winery, find out what they want and custom order it through the Ardagh Group. We find that customers are eager to do something unique that is hard to copy while benefitting our environment at the same time.”

TricorBraun (www.tricorbraun.com) helps bring customers’ new and existing products to market efficiently as one of the packaging industry’s largest suppliers of glass and plastic containers, closures, dispensers and tubes from over 40 locations throughout North America and internationally from London, England; Guangzhou, China; Hong Kong, and Mumbai, India.  TricorBraun WinePak is the leading distributor of wine bottles in North America, and the award-winning Design & Innovation Studio gives our customers forward-thinking service based on consumer insight, understanding of the markets and creative solutions. In addition, advisory services range from preliminary planning, manufacturing oversight to an array of innovative warehousing and logistics programs


TricorBraun Expands Warehousing and Distribution Capabilities in Its West Coast and Southeast Regions
27 April, 2015

TricorBraun WinePakSt. Louis MO, April 2015 – TricorBraun, one of the world’s leading providers of rigid packaging and components, has completed three new regional centers to support the company’s continuing growth in North America.  The new facilities replace existing centers with larger facilities able to respond quickly to customer needs. They are located in San Francisco and Santa Rosa, California and in Memphis, Tennessee, and include expanded warehousing and distribution center capability supported by sales and administrative staff.

“These facilities will provide expanded support to growing customer demand in two very successful TricorBraun regions,” said Keith Strope, TricorBraun’s chief executive officer in announcing the expansion.

“With our new San Francisco and Santa Rosa centers, we have completely revised our company’s Northern California regional presence,” Strope added. “The new Memphis center will support our continuing strong growth in our Southeastern Region, which includes existing facilities in Atlanta, Charlotte, Miami and Orlando.”

This North American expansion follows TricorBraun’s overseas expansion in August 2014, when it opened a sales and distribution center in Mumbai, India

to support the rapidly growing needs of the Asian packaged goods market. That center supports TricorBraun’s Indian operations as well as its facilities in Beijing, Guangzhou (Canton) and Hong Kong, China.

TricorBraun (www.tricorbraun.com) helps bring customers’ new and existing products to market efficiently as one of the packaging industry’s largest suppliers of glass and plastic containers, closures, dispensers and tubes from over 40 locations throughout North America and internationally from London, England: Guangzhou, China; Hong Kong, and Mumbai, India.  The award-winning Design & Innovation center gives our customers forward-thinking service based on consumer insight, understanding of the markets and creative solutions. In addition, advisory services range from preliminary planning, manufacturing oversight to an array of innovative warehousing and logistics programs


Innovation Doesn’t Have To Be A High Stakes Strategy
05 March, 2015

Industry experts explain how to reduce innovation risk

St. Louis, Mo. March 4, 2015… Innovation frequently comes at a high price, often making it a risky strategy, according to Craig Sawicki, TricorBraun executive vice president. The chief creative officer for one of North America’s largest suppliers of rigid packaging and components will divulge how his design teams minimize the risk of stepping out of the box.

Mr. Sawicki will part of a panel of industry experts who will convene at the Global Food and Beverage Packaging Summit July 7 – 8 at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel.

The panel is expected to discuss:

  • Techniques for cost-efficient advancement, including fail-safe emergency exits
  • Innovation with outdated equipment plus cost saving manufacturing techniques
  • Communication to bring out the best in the supply chain

TricorBraun (www.TricorBraun.com ) helps bring customers’ new and existing products to market efficiently as one of the packaging industry’s largest suppliers of glass and plastic containers, closures, dispensers and tubes from over 40 locations throughout North America and internationally from London, England: Guangzhou, China; Hong Kong, and Mumbai, India.

The award-winning, Design & Innovation center gives customers forward-thinking service based on consumer insight, understanding of the markets and creative solutions. In addition, advisory services range from preliminary planning, manufacturing oversight to an array of innovative warehousing and logistics programs.


New TricorBraun Website Contains Ground-Breaking Functions
07 January, 2015

TricorBraun-web-mainSt. Louis, Mo January 7, 2015  – TricorBraun, one of North America’s largest suppliers of jars, bottles and other rigid packaging components, recently launched its completely redesigned website atwww.tricorbraun.com . From the sleek parallax feature to the instant connectivity of its amalgamated social hub to its online catalog, RapidFind, tricorbraun.com is making packaging design easier, faster and more accessible than ever before.

With the innovative parallax feature, customers are immediately immersed in the possibilities provided by TricorBraun’s packaging process. As they scroll through the information about each step, they learn more about how the process simplifies and perfects packaging development and how it applies to their business.  Similarly, the new, intuitive main navigation feature is designed to help customers easily find exactly what they need. Whether they are looking for specifics about their market, about various packaging materials or detailed information about the packaging industry, they are now able to find it with one click.

TricorBraun’s divisions–TricorBraun Design & Innovation, TricorBraun WinePak, WinePak Direct, Xpress Pak and Packaging Options Direct– have their own home on the website, with information about services, capabilities and functional contact information. In addition, the completely redesigned Newsworthy section features in-depth information about the company including press releases, white papers, case studies, awards and sustainability efforts. For even more up-to-the-minute information, the site features a current blog and an integrated social media hub with content from TricorBraun’s Facebook, Twitter and Google+ feeds.

Finally, TricorBraun’s extensive online catalog, RapidFind, is now faster, more complete and totally intuitive, delivering more relevant results to every search. RapidFind, along with the entire new site, is also fully responsive, making it easy to access and use from any device.

About TricorBraun

TricorBraun’s primary focus is designing, sourcing and supplying bottles, jars and other packaging components for personal care, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, health care, food and beverage, pet and vet, and industrial and household chemicals. It has more than 40 offices globally and has one of the largest inventories of rigid packaging components worldwide.


Wine-by-the-glass taps new profits
19 August, 2014

TricorBraun WinePak supports wine in kegs

St. Louis, Mo., August 19, 2014…Wine-by-the-glass is a financial balancing act in a restaurant’s beverage business.  Popular by-the-glass sales let customers sample wines and enjoy them without the expense of purchasing a bottle. However, when the restaurateur opens a bottle, he speculates that it will not spoil before other customers finish it. 

Wine kegs offer a way to drain off a great deal of such uncertainty.

“In a standard wine-by-the-glass program, restaurants keep an opened bottle around for hours or days, increasing the threat of oxidation, but that’s not a concern with kegs.  By taking the bottle out of the equation, you also eliminate concerns about bottle variation, bottle shock and faulty corks,” according to  MaryAnn Worobiec, senior editor of Wine Spectator (Tapped In: Wine in Kegs ).

“In addition to enhancing on-premise profitability, kegs are also far more economical for wineries than bottles,”  according to Thomas Deegan, PhD,  Manager of Business Development for TricorBraun WinePak, North America’s largest supplier of rigid packaging to the wine industry.

The keg eliminates the spoilage caused by oxygen because when wine is withdrawn from a stainless steel keg, it is replaced by an inert gas, such as nitrogen or argon.  Oxygen does not come in contact with the wine, extending its “life” from a matter of hours to as much as six months.

A keg holds the equivalent of 26 bottles, requires less storage space and eliminates problems associated with breakage.  

Installing a keg wine system is very similar to installing a beer draft system and typically costs the restaurateur between $1,000 to $1,500 per wine selection. The targeted retail price is $8.00 to $15.00 per glass for wine served through a keg system.

For wineries, kegs are more economical than bottles.  The cost of wine bottles depends upon their country of origin and weight. They range from $5.50 per case to $18.00 per case.  

On the other hand, a wine keg is a onetime expense of between $80 and $100. It holds the equivalent of 2.5 cases of wine. It is not unusual for a keg pay for itself in within three uses, and it can be reused for 30 years.  Keg leasing programs are also available for wineries.

Wine shipping costs, which are determined by weight, are reduced with kegs. Each full keg holds the equivalent 2.5 cases of wine and typically weighs 58 pounds. On the other hand 2.5 traditional cases of wine typically weigh 75 to 87 pounds.

Wineries may either fill their own kegs or use an independent filler, who could lease them kegs to fill or fill the kegs for them which costs between $14 to $17 per keg.

In writing about kegs’ reduction in costs, the Wine Spectator reported that  “…many keg wines are sold at a discount by as much as 25 percent off the wholesale bottle price, discounts which are passed on to the consumer,”  according to Worobiec.

The final judges of wine-by-the glass served from a keg are restaurant customers who can be assured their wine has not been spoiled by oxidation, had a bad cork, or experienced bottle shock or bottle variation. 

According to Wine Spectator columnist Ask Dr. Vinny, “I’m becoming a big fan of the emerging wine-on-tap programs which provide consistently fresh glasses of wine.”

“When kegged wine is served at the correct cellar temperature it is uniformly comparable to the first glass served from the bottle that has been properly stored,” Deegan said. 

Kegs also represent an important step in reducing the carbon footprint by reducing the cost of transportation and avoiding the recycling associated with bottles. 

TricorBraun WinePak (www.TricorBraunWinePak.com) is North America’s largest supplier of wine packaging. The firm has offices in Northern and Southern California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia.  It has been serving the wine industry since 1982.

The company’s facilities include a $2 million repacking system that automatically transfers wine bottles from eight-foot high stacks of pallets to individual wineries’ custom, printed cartons. It also offers WinePak Direct (www.WinePakDirect.com), which provides individualized service for boutique wineries and wineries with exclusive bottlings.

 

TricorBraun WinePak is a unit of TricorBraun (www.TricorBraun.com), one of North America’s largest providers of bottles, jars, and other rigid packaging components.


TricorBraun opens office in India
12 August, 2014

New facility supports firm’s commitment to Asian growth

TricorBraun, one of the world’s largest suppliers of jars, bottles and other rigid packaging components, has commenced operations in India with the opening of TricorBraun-India, Pvt. Ltd. in Mumbai, India, Keith Strope, the company’s chief executive officer, said.

“We have experienced excellent growth in India without an in-country office. TricorBraun-India will serve as sales office, distribution center as well as a global sourcing facility,” Mr. Strope said. 

“TricorBraun-India also supports our commitment to meeting the rapidly growing needs of the Asian package goods market. Presently, we have Asian facilities in Beijing, Guangzhou (Canton) and Hong Kong, China,” Mr. Strope said.

The office is located at 701/702 Mittal Commercia; Off M.V. Road, Marol Andheri East; Mumbai - 400059 India. The telephone number is +91 22 28502020/21 and its fax number is  +91 22 28502022.

Ashutosh Singhania is TricorBraun-India’s managing director. 

 

TricorBraun’s (www.TricorBraun.com) primary focus is designing, sourcing and supplying bottles, jars and other packaging components for personal care; cosmetics; pharmaceuticals; health care; food and beverage; as well as industrial and household chemicals. It has more than 40 offices globally and has one of the largest inventories of rigid packaging components worldwide.


New Verallia Stock Spirits Bottles In Stock At TricorBraun WinePak
07 May, 2014

St. Louis, Mo., May 7, 2014…The arrival of Verallia’s new Selective Line bottles has been delivered to TricorBraun WinePak. The bottles are 750 ml and are currently available in two compelling styles.

“These bottles provide production flexibility because they are in stock, ready for immediate delivery,” Andrew Bottene, senior vice president, TricorBraun WinePak said.

  • The Futura, an extra-tall flint vodka bottle, imparts a statuesque profile that sets it apart from others. The 31.5 mm neck finish accommodates both cork and bartop closures. Each bottle weighs 550 grams, and each pallet holds 1040 bottles. 
  • The Nairobi provides a futuristic shape with a unique, ultramodern, retail presence. It is an extra-clear flint bottle. The 29 mm neck finish is suitable for a bartop closure. Each bottle weighs 600 grams and each pallet holds 1008 bottles.  

“Verallia’s stock spirits bottles offer additional bearing in a retail setting because they are made with extra flint glass which creates a brilliant shine and heightens their transparency,” Mr. Bottene said.

In addition to these two styles available directly from the Fairfield location, TricorBraun WinePak also offers 40 plus stock spirits bottle designs that are readily available.

All sales are FOB Fairfield, California.

TricorBaun WinePak (www.TricorBraunWinePak.com) has offices in Northern and Southern California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia.  It has been serving the wine industry since 1982.

The company’s facilities include a $2 million repacking system that automatically transfers wine bottles from eight-foot high stacks of pallets to individual wineries’ custom, 12-bottle cartons.

It also offers an online store, WinePak Direct (www.WinePakDirect.com) that serves small wineries and large wineries with exclusive, limited case bottlings.  

Nairobi & Futura


TricorBraun WinePak Joins First Craft Beverage Expo
25 April, 2014

St. Louis, Mo., April 24, 2014…TricorBraun WinePak, one of North America’s largest suppliers of wine and craft spirits packaging, announced it will exhibit at the Craft Beverage Expo May 6-8, 2014, at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA.

TricorBraun WinePak will be located in booth #703.

The Expo is the first and only event dedicated to the artisan beverage community,

It is designed to connect artisan wine, craft beer, spirits and cider producers with the post-production partners and business strategies they need to successfully market their creations. The event represents an unparalleled opportunity for TricorBraun WinePak to engage new customers, while reinforcing its position as a forward-thinking industry leader.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have TricorBraun WinePak on board,” said Kellie Shevlin, Executive Director of the Craft Beverage Expo. “Its commitment tells attendees that our event provides vendors who truly understand their unique business needs. It also tells the vendor community that we’re serious about delivering new opportunities. It’s a win for everyone.”

In addition to the largest collection of vendors focusing on the needs of independent producers, the Craft Beverage Expo conference program features industry pioneers Steve Hindy of the Brooklyn Brewery, Ken Grossman of Sierra Nevada, David Schuemann of CF Napa Brand Design and many more.

As an exhibitor, TricorBraun WinePak will be at the center of the artisan beverage community’s largest gathering. No other event provides this level of exposure to potential new clients and industry influencers.


New Packaging For “High Speed” Customers TricorBraun executive VP explains how to win the race
17 March, 2014

America’s fast-paced culture continues to revolutionize consumer packaging.

The strategies that keep packaging ahead of purchasers’ high speed lifestyles will be presented at the Global Food and Beverage Packaging Summit by Craig Sawicki, TricorBraun executive vice president and chief creative officer. TricorBraun is one of North America’s largest suppliers of rigid packaging and components.

The conference will be at the Chicago Hyatt Regency July 16-17.

Mr. Sawicki’s presentation will cover:

·         “The Express Train Family”  Demographics of the new American family

·         “Lifestyle  Packaging” Daily-life consumer changes that alter packaging

·          “Build a Better Box”  Design and manufacture packages that support consumers

·         “Keep your Package in the Game” Spot trends to keep packaging relevant.

TricorBraun’s (www.tricorbraun.com) primary focus is on designing, sourcing and supplying rigid packaging and components for personal care; cosmetics; healthcare; food and beverages; as well as industrial and household chemicals. The company has more than 40 offices globally. 

 


TricorBraun Packaging Consultant Works with Rutgers University Students
11 March, 2014

St. Louis, Mo., March 11, 2014…Andrew J. Olsen, TricorBraun packaging consultant, has agreed to work with the senior package  engineering students of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

He will work individually with students in addition to working with the senior class at large where he will share his experience in launching new packages and products.

As part of his participation, Mr. Olsen has arranged for students to be involved in the redevelopment of packaging for Hello brandTM products, the first line of “Seriously Friendly” oral care products.  As part of their senior assignments, students are tasked with emulating the entire development process of real life consumer product goods launches, from cradle to grave.  This includes working off a project brief provided by Mr. Olsen and then setting the success criteria, project timeline and core deliverables that define a successful project.  Mr. Olsen also works with students to conduct studies that package engineers commonly practice in the field today, such as critical dimensional analysis of new molds, stability testing of new formulations and logistics analysis like drop ship testing and top load strengths.

“I see an opportunity to help students broaden their career perspectives as well as to the array of packaging disciplines they could pursue with a Rutgers engineering degree. This may lead to package engineering and /or development, purchasing, quality assurance, sales, marketing or operations in addition to other alternatives.

“By building relationships with students, I wish to help them realize their goals and establish a career of their choosing,” Mr. Olsen said.

TricorBraun (www.TricorBraun.com) is one of North America’s largest suppliers of rigid packaging.  The company’s primary focus is on designing, sourcing and supplying bottles, jars and other packaging components for personal care; cosmetics; health care; food and beverage; as well as industrial and household chemicals.    It has more than 40 offices globally and has one of the largest inventories of rigid packaging components worldwide.


TricorBraun EVP explains how to get a grip on product innovation
25 February, 2014

St. Louis, Mo., February 25, 2014 - Craig Sawicki, TricorBraun executive vice president and chief creative officer, recently addressed the delegates attending the Packaging Conference, a national event where packaging trends, technological advancements and sustainability are discussed. 

TricorBraun is one of North America’s largest suppliers of rigid packaging and components.

Mr. Sawicki discussed the challenges associated with the development of consumer package goods when specialists approach originality with different goals. 

“R&D is frequently dealing with a short timeline, purchasing focuses on lower prices, logistics is concerned about the efficiency with which a package can be delivered and designers want to stop potential purchasers in their tracks. 

“These professionals may be on different paths, but all must be headed in the same direction.  The goal is to guide those with seemingly disparate objectives to a common and mutually rewarding end point,” Mr. Sawicki said.

 

 

TricorBraun’s (www.tricorbraun.com) primary focus is on designing, sourcing and supplying rigid packaging components for personal care; cosmetics; healthcare; food and beverages; as well as industrial and household chemicals.    The company has more than 40 offices globally and has one of the largest inventories of rigid packaging components worldwide.


National Packaging Organization Elects Suzanne Fenton To Board of Directors
17 February, 2014

St. Louis, Mo. February 17, 2014 - Suzanne Fenton, director of marketing, TricorBraun, has been elected to the board of directors of the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP), the most prestigious trade organization representing the packaging industry. 

In 2013, Ms. Fenton was inducted into the organizations College of Fellows, an honor conferred in recognition of “Special and outstanding contributions and service to the field of packaging.”

That same year she received the IoPP lifetime designation as a Certified Packaging Professional (CPP). She initially earned the trade organization’s CPP designation in 2002. Since 1972 only 1500 individuals in the 5000 member trade group have completed the lengthy testing program.

TricorBraun (www.tricorbraun.com) is one of North America’s largest providers of rigid packaging and components. The company has more than 40 locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia. Its primary focus is on providing stock and custom-designed packaging for: personal care, nutritional supplements, cosmetics, health care, food and beverages, as well as industrial and household chemicals. 

Institute of Packaging Professionals provides education and training for consumer products companies as well as businesses providing packaging materials and services supporting the packaging industry.    


TricorBraun Strengthens Asian Presence
27 January, 2014

St. Louis, Mo., January 27, 2014…CY Lim has been named Director of Global Glass—Asia for TricorBraun, one of North America’s largest providers of bottles, jars and other rigid packaging components.  In this position, he will be responsible for managing quality control for all glass product sourced from Asia, overseeing pricing and investigating new suppliers of glass containers.

“This promotion is part of TricorBraun’s continuing effort to enhance its effectiveness in this dynamic part of the world,” Keith Strope, the firm’s chief executive officer, said.

Prior to his current position, he was a Technical Service Engineer/Manager for Asia.

Before joining TricorBraun in 2008, he had been employed by Malaya Glass Products Sdn Bhd, the country’s leading glass manufacturer.  He served as the company’s Sales Manager and was responsible for customers including: The Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo, Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. and Heineken International.

He has a degree in Business Information Management.

TricorBraun has more than 40 locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia.  Its primary focus is on packaging for: personal care; nutritional supplements; cosmetics; healthcare; food and beverage; as well as industrial and household chemicals.  


3-D Label On Wine Bottles Wins Bronze Award For TricorBraun
15 January, 2014

St. Louis, Mo., January 14, 2014…Wine bottles with 3-D labels won a Bronze award in the 2014 World Beverage Competition’s packaging division for bottles. The specialty labels provided a new perspective for Okanagan Villa Estate Winery’s Vibrant Vine wine (See picture below).

TricorBraun WinePak sourced the bottle which won the Bronze medal. The winery also won a Platinum, best of show award in the white wine tasting category.

In the retail environment, 3-D glasses are fastened to the display coolers’ glass doors in front of the winery’s bottles. Shoppers simply look through the lenses and the wine bottle labels transform to their three dimensional appearance. 

The three dimensional experience is amplified in the winery’s tasting room where guests receive 3-D glasses and are exposed to an assortment of three dimensional artwork, displays and visitor souvenirs.

Members of Trip Advisor, the world’s largest travel site, voted Okanagan Villa Estate Winery and the Vibrant Vine Tasting Room the best winery experience in British Columbia.

Varieties of wine sporting the new labels are: Pinot Gris, Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Gewurztraminer. The winery’s most popular seller is a blend of all the grapes produced on the estate.  By happenstance a handful of the 3-D labels, all of which are put on by hand, were applied upside-down to the bottles containing the blend.  The bottles with the inverted labels had a look that appealed to the winery’s owner, Wyn Lewis, who named the blend OOPS! and is marketing the bottles with upside down labels.

The 750 ML, tall hock bottles provided by TricorBraun WinePak are antique green with flat bottom finishes and use Stelvin closures.

The Vintage Vine labels were designed by Phil Lewis, a Colorado-based commercial artist.

TricorBraun WinePak (www.TricorBraunWinePak.com), with annual sales in excess of $120 million, is North America’s largest supplier of wine packaging. The firm has offices in Northern and Southern California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia.  It has been serving the wine industry since 1982.

The company’s facilities include a $2 million repacking system that automatically transfers wine bottles from eight-foot high stacks of pallets to individual wineries’ custom, 12-bottle cartons.

It also offers an online store, WinePak Direct (www.WinePakDirect.com) that serves small wineries and large wineries with exclusive, limited case bottlings. 

TricorBraun WinePak is part of TricorBraun (www.TricorBraun.com), one of North America’s largest providers of bottles, jars, and other rigid packaging components. The company’s primary focus is on the designing, sourcing and supplying of rigid packaging components for personal care; cosmetics; healthcare; food and beverages; as well as industrial and household chemicals. It has more than 40 offices globally and has one of the largest inventories of rigid packaging components worldwide.

The World Beverage Competition is an annual event which includes an evaluation of beverage quality in various categories followed by a competition among beverage packages, also from an assortment of categories.  Judging is based upon quality and innovation.  Entrants are received worldwide.


End of Year Close Out Sale
18 October, 2013

These items are available immediately on a first come, first serve basis, while supply lasts. All pricing is F.O.B. Fairfield CA or Point of Origin.

Must ship before December 31, 2013!

 

Also, remember the OPTIONS that TricorBraun WinePak brings to you...


TricorBraun WinePak Helps Oregon’s Largest Winery Develop New Environmental Program
02 October, 2013

King Estate Winery OregonSt. Louis, Mo., October 2, 2013 – Oregon’s largest winery and one of North America’s largest supplier of wine bottles developed an environmental program that exemplifies the wine industry’s commitment to ecological stewardship.

King Estate Winery elected to change to a more sustainable glass bottle than it had been using for the prior decade. With TricorBraun WinePak’s guidance, the winery selected the Eco Series bottles manufactured by Verallia North America.

“This is a winery that thinks ‘outside the bottle’ and the Eco Series selection was just the starting point for a sweeping sustainability program,” Gillian Brennan, TricorBraun WinePak’s representative said.

“King Estate is all about sustainability, supporting the environment and recycling,” said Josh Rutherford, the winery’s purchasing manager.

Together, Ms. Brennan and Mr. Rutherford began revamping the way the 1,000- acre winery thought about and addressed its commitment to sustainability.

Ms. Brennan sourced corrugated cartons from a local company which also enabled the winery to incorporate an innovative QR code and use a local printer.

They also chose a sesame tape to seal the new cartons.  In addition to providing a seamless closure and an easy-opening box, the new tape offered protection for the product and guaranteed a clean display in its retail setting.

Ms Brennan was able to reduce delivery errors by selecting a local, reliable trucking company.

An internal recycling program was launched by returning an idle baler to use.  The winery’s warehouse team learned the best way to sort and bale molded plastic and plastic film. It also began mixing office paper and corrugated to form 1,250-pound bales. Rather than use its own employees to transport unbundled waste, King Estate now calls the recycler for a no-charge pickup when it has approximately 20 bales of recyclable material. During its busy season, the winery may assemble 20 bales once a month, and at that rate, it receives a monthly check for approximately $1,200.

“The search for an eco-bottle turned into a sustainable and rewarding partnership,” Ms. Brennan said. TricorBraun WinePak now handles all King Estate’s wine packaging needs.  As the winery expands into the personal care category, it has begun working with other TricorBraun divisions to source packaging for the hand lotions and soaps made from lavender now grown on the King Estate.

About TricorBraun
TricorBraun WinePak has offices in Northern and Southern California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia.  It has been serving the wine industry since 1982.

The company’s facilities include a $2 million repacking system that automatically transfers wine bottles from eight-foot high stacks of pallets to individual wineries’ custom, 12-bottle cartons.

It also offers an online store, WinePak Direct (www.WinePakDirect.com) that serves small wineries and large wineries with exclusive, limited case bottlings.

TricorBraun (www.TricorBraun.com) is one of North America’s largest providers of bottles, jars, and other rigid packaging components.


Packaging Organization Honors Suzanne Fenton For Industry Leadership
13 September, 2013


Suzanne Fenton

Suzanne Fenton

St. Louis, Mo. September 12, 2013 - Suzanne Fenton, director of marketing, TricorBraun, has been inducted into the College of Fellows of the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP).  The organization’s board of directors conferred the honor in August 2013 in recognition of “Special and outstanding contributions and service to the field of packaging.”

Ms. Fenton received in March 2013, the IoPP lifetime designation as a Certified Packaging Professional. She initially earned the trade organization’s CPP designation in 2002.  Since 1972 only 1500 individuals in the 5000 member trade group have completed the lengthy testing program.

TricorBraun (www.tricorbraun.com) is one of North America’s largest providers of rigid packaging and components.  The company has more than 40 locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia.  Its primary focus is on providing stock and custom-designed packaging for: personal care, nutritional supplements, cosmetics, health care, food and beverages, as well as industrial and household chemicals.

The Institute of Packaging Professionals provides education and training for consumer products companies as well as businesses providing packaging materials and services supporting the packaging industry.


Suzanne Gordon Addresses Zinfandel Advocates and Producers
12 June, 2013

Suzanne Gordon, a sales manager for TricorBraun WinePak, discussed, "Choosing a Good Supply Partner" at a recent Zinfandel Advocates and Producers’ meeting in Napa, Calif.

Ms. Gordon has worked in the wine industry for more than 20 years.  Her career began with Madera Glass, a wine bottle manufacturer, followed by positions in the wine bottle distribution business including Trilogy Glass & Packaging until it was acquired by TricorBraun WinePak.  She is a Sonoma County resident. 

TricorBraun WinePak (www.tricorbraunwinepak.com) is a $120 million division of TricorBraun that specifically services the wine industry.  It is the largest supplier of wine packaging in North America and has offices in Northern and Southern California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia.

 

The Zinfandel Advocates and Producers (ZAP) was founded in 1991 promote the Zinfandel grape. Its membership includes producers, vintner’s suppliers and other advocates. 


TricorBraun WinePak Zero Waste Program Costs Zero
29 May, 2013

In First Year, Company Recycles More Than 1000 Tons Of Waste 

TricorBraun WinePak has launched a successful zero-waste program which has incurred no expense and has redirected 1020.91 tons of waste to recyclers, according to Jad Darsey, TricorBraun’s director of sustainability and plastics.

TricorBraun WinePak (www.tricorbraunwinepak.com) is a $120 million division of TricorBraun that specifically services the wine industry.  It is the largest supplier of wine packaging in North America.

In March 2012, the company launched a four point program to systematically eliminate waste.  The four points were based on its four streams:  corrugated, plastic, pallets and waste glass. The strategy is to match the right recycler with the company’s needs. The program was headed by Ernesto Olivares, TricorBraun WinePak’s distribution manager. 

A solid market for waste-corrugated exists, and Mr. Olivares identified a recycler with that area of specialization. The recycler provided a bailer and hauling at no cost in trade for the company’s waste-corrugated.   Mr. Darsey reports during the first year of the program 429.94 tons of waste-corrugated were recycled.    

Waste plastics— including pallet wrap, plastic strapping and PET— are placed in totes that are provided without charge by a recycler and are strategically placed around the distribution center.  This alliance between the company and its recycler kept 17.51 tons of waste out of landfills, according to Mr. Darsey.

Waste glass is a valuable commodity.  Between 95 and 98 percent of the company’s broken glass is recycled.   TricorBraun WinePak has provided glass manufacturers with 573.46 tons of broken glass destined to become new bottles and jars.  

The biggest challenge was recycling low impact shipping pallets utilized by some suppliers.  Unlike traditional pallets, which are made from hardwoods and are readily recyclable, these pallets are made from pressboard and plywood.  They are not typically recyclable.  However, Mr. Olivares struck a deal with a local company that collects these types of products and resells them as a fuel source to the operator of a California incinerator. “Since the program’s inception, 2119 pallets that would have been destined for the landfill provide energy back to the California market place,” Mr. Darsey said

Mr. Olivares emphasizes, “Your staff has to believe in the program. A busy or tired employee may need to take a couple of extra steps to recycle an item and it needs to be done properly every time.” 

TricorBaun WinePak has offices in Northern and Southern California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia.  It has been serving the wine industry since 1982.

The company’s facilities include a $2 million repacking system that automatically transfers wine bottles from eight-foot high stacks of pallets to individual wineries’ custom, 12-bottle cartons.
It also offers an online store, WinePak Direct (www.WinePakDirect.com) that serves small wineries and large wineries with exclusive, limited case bottlings.  

TricorBraun (www.TricorBraun.com) is one of North America’s largest providers of bottles, jars, and other rigid packaging components.

Winepak Direct: The latest venture from TricorBraun WinePak.
14 May, 2013

 

WinePak Direct Logo

The latest venture from TricorBraun WinePak.

Now's the time to experience all that WinePak Direct has to offer. A uniquely designed service, WinePak Direct gives you the power to make all your smaller-scale packaging purchases online. Our easy-to-use catalog features twenty stock bottles in assorted sizes, shapes and colors, as well as a selection of Stelvin Closures in six color varieties. As your packaging partner, we believe WinePak Direct offers your business the convenience and efficiency it needs to succeed.

Get started at: www.winepakdirect.com

 

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Sealed With A Twist

Our collection features twenty stock bottles in assorted sizes, shapes and colors, as well as a selection of Stelvin Closures in six color varieties.

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Stelvin Closures

From Big To Biggest

Look no further, WinePak Direct has 1.5, 3 and 5 liter bottles in stock, ready to be filled.

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Free Packaging Innovation Seminar
29 April, 2013

TricorBraun is proud to be a sponsor of a seminar that will give you more insight on how innovations in packaging, print technology and material science drive shelf impact: Join us for a Free Packaging Innovation Seminar and Trade Show hosted by WS Packaging.


May 15th in Irving, TX. There will be TWO sessions: 9:30am - 11:30am or 1:30pm - 3:30pm. Register here: http://www.wspackaging.com/dallas


TricorBraun WinePak and Verallia Unveil Earthday Tribute
09 April, 2013

British Columbia Wineries Are Commended For Their Green Initiatives.

In honor of Earth Day, TricorBraun WinePak and Verallia are proud to announce their sustainable partnership with a number of wineries across British Columbia.

Together, we are working to reduce our industry's carbon footprint one wine bottle at a time.

As your source for superior solutions, TricorBaun WinePak strives to provide your business with sustainable options for a greener packaging future.

Learn more about the program and see our partnership at work.

Have questions? Interested in participating? Contact:

Heidi Cook / Sales Manager
Pacific North West / TricorBraun WinePak

#500 - 1650 Brigantine Drive, Coquitlam, BC V3K 7B5

Dir: 604-529-7927 / Email: hcook@tricorbraunwinepak.com
www.tricorbraunwinepak.com

 

NEW ON-LINE STORE - SMALL QUANTIY SERVICE
04 March, 2013

TricorBraun WinePak Launches Online Store   -New service offers one-half-pallet sales

TricorBraun WinePak has launched WinePak Direct (www.winepakdirect.com), an online store created to serve small wineries and large wineries with exclusive, limited case bottlings. WinePak Direct is offering 20 bottles of various colors and styles, including large format bottles.  It is also marketing Stelvin closures in six colors. The newly-launched internet-based store sells one-half-pallet minimum quantities. There is no charge for the pallet and WinePak Direct is absorbing the tax.

 WinePak Direct will not close and a resident expert will be available to help customers Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Pacific Time.

 “This new endeavor illustrates how a large company can commit its resources to help wineries with modestly sized offerings. WinePak Direct is an important advancement for both wineries and the wine industry,” Andrew Bottene, Senior Vice President TricorBraun WinePak said.


TricorBraun WinePak Launches QA Program
21 August, 2012

TricorBraun WinePak has launched a  Quality Assurance Program to help wineries enhance their profitability by effectively matching bottles, labels and closures with their filling equipment.  The new program also expands TricorBraun’s ability to troubleshoot bottling line problems.

They have named Greg Creamer as Director of Quality Assurance/WinePak Division, and he will be leading all QA projects along with TricorBraun WinePak's Packaging Consultants  For more information, please go to http://www.tricorbraunwinepak.com/article/339/TricorBraun-WinePak-Adds-Quality-Assurance-Program.aspx


TricorBraun Wins Two International Beverage Packaging Awards
21 August, 2012

TricorBraun won two international awards in the World Beverage Competition’s packaging division.

TricorBraun received the Platinum Best of Show Award in the Spirits category for Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream, a Tennessee whiskey cream liqueur. The custom designed 750ml amber glass bottle features a finger loop on the neck and resembles a slender Roaring Twenties jug with a pinched waist. The complex shape challenged the application of the silk screen and applied ceramic embellishments. Competition judges noted the bottle is, “Reminiscent of the bygone ‘Golden Era’ of Spirits.” The customer is SPEAKeasy spirits, Nashville, Tenn.

A custom-designed vodka bottle, created to mark the opening of an elegant Miami night club, won the bronze award in the Spirits category.  The 750ml bottle features a full, metallic blue shrink sleeve designed to reflect the night club’s bar lights. The bottle’s presentation includes a house key suspended from its neck to emphasize House Nightclub Miami as the club’s name.   House Nightclub Miami is TricorBraun’s customer.

TricorBraun (www.TricorBraun.com) is one of North America’s largest providers of bottles, jars, and other rigid packaging components. The company’s primary focus is on the designing, sourcing and supplying of rigid packaging components for personal care; cosmetics; healthcare; food and beverages; as well as industrial and household chemicals.    It has more than 40 offices globally and has one of the largest inventories of rigid packaging components worldwide.

The World Beverage Competition is an annual event which includes an evaluation of beverage quality in various categories followed by a competition among beverage packages, also from an assortment of categories.  Judging is based upon quality and innovation.  Entrants are received worldwide.


Mid-Season Sale - Must Ship by August 31st!
23 July, 2012

Click on the pdf link below to see pricing as low as $4.98 /cs. These items are available immediately on a first come, first serve basis, while supply lasts. All pricing is F.O.B. Fairfield.

TricorBraun WinePak is the largest distributor of wine glass in North America. We have locations in Northern and Southern California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. Through the years we’ve grow and adapted with the rest of the wine industry. Recently we acquired Trilogy Glass and Packaging. Combining two great companies, both with successful histories in the wine packagingindustry, has expanded our capabilities beyond simple sourcing and supplying. 

Mid-Season Sale Pricing Sheet - PDF

Call our office today at 1-800-DRINK-WINE (1-800-374-6594) to take advantage of these not-to-be-missed Mid-Season sale prices.

 


TricorBraun WinePak Open House a Success
30 May, 2012

TricorBraun WinePak held an Open House on May 4 for many visitors to get a look at the larger, more efficient space and view the new, full-automated repacking equipment in operation.

Be sure to join us as we watch for interesting and fun information surrounding the wine industry in general and wine packaging in particular.  "LIKE" our page to get the latest trends and news!  Head over to www.facebook.com/TrilogyGlass and like our page.


"LIKE" US ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE
02 May, 2012

Join us as we watch for interesting and fun information surrounding the wine industry in general and wine packaging in particular.  "LIKE" our page to get the latest trends and news!  Head over to www.facebook.com/TrilogyGlass and like our page.

Here's an example of some of the things you'll find on our Facebook page:


Heidi Cook, WinePak Packaging Consultant out of our Vancouver BC office, started last Thursday bright and early tasting Pinot Gris at 9am, judging for the Spring Okanagan Wine Festival, happening this weekend. Tough job, but someone had to do it!


Tricor's booth at WSWA (Wine & Spirits Wholesale of America) show at Caesar's Palace!

 See you on Facebook!


TricorBraun Wins World Beverage Competition Awards
04 April, 2012

Description: ROXOR custom-designed bottleTricorBraun and its customers, New Artisan Spirits and Square One Organic Vodka, won the Gold and Bronze Awards, respectively, in the World Beverage Competition Spirits Packaging category.

TricorBraun, one of the world’s largest suppliers of jars, bottles and other rigid packaging components, sourced bottles for both companies.

Buildings from world-famous skylines provided the inspiration for Don Short of New Artisan Spirits for the ROXOR custom-designed 750 ml bottle that is made with cosmetic grade super flint glass. TricorBraun designed the 33-400 custom light-weight polypropylene continuous thread closure that is embossed with the spirit’s name. A flat, window-pane relief designed at the bottle’s waist serves as a grip and provides a space for the two-pass silkscreen label. The bottle’s parting-line is placed on a diagonal so it cannot be seen across the face.

The Square One bottle is designed as an elegant rectangle with unmistakable square, sharp shoulders, and the glass is embossed with the Square One logo. The 750 ml bottle is made with cosmetic grade flint glass and uses a bar-top finish. Its natural legacy includes organic, American-grown rye. The forward-facing label is a paper-free blend of bamboo pulp, sugarcane and cotton. The side labels use a corn-based transparent film and soy ink is utilized exclusively.Description: Square One custom-designed bottles

The World Beverage Competition considered entries in 22 categories from more than 30 countries. With more than 10,000 entries, it is recognized as one of largest and most prestigious competitions.

TricorBraun (www.tricorbraun.com) is one of the world’s leading suppliers of packaging. It has more than 40 offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Asia.

ROXOR was conceived by New Artisan Spirits, Houston, Texas and Square One Organic Vodka was developed by Square One Organic Spirits, LLC, Novato, CA

For wine bottles! Visit us at Unified Symposium - Booth #1100
09 January, 2012

Providing eco-friendly bottles, domestic and imported bottles, Stelvin closures and capsules and Bag in Box.  Our GOAL is to provide the products which will enhance your wine in the market place with quality products and outstanding service.  TricorBraun WinePak has multiple warehouses and offices on the West Coast with experienced sales staff to service each region.  We have a large automatic repack facility enabling us to pack “just in time”.  Long- term relationships with our core suppliers are our cornerstone. We work with the best, to bring you the best.  Come see our selections at booth #1100.  Also stop by our booth staffed by our Trilogy team at booth #1802.


TricorBraun Acquires Trilogy Glass and Packaging, Inc.
03 January, 2012

TricorBraun (www.tricorbraun.com), a leading supplier of bottles, jars and other rigid packaging components, announced today that it has acquired Trilogy Glass and Packaging, Inc. of Santa Rosa, CA. Trilogy will become part of TricorBraun WinePak, making it a $120 million division of TricorBraun that specifically services the wine industry.

 “Bringing Trilogy Glass and Packaging into the fold was an easy decision. Both companies operate from a ‘customer first’ perspective. We have very similar cultures,” said Keith Strope, CEO of TricorBraun. “This is a move that benefits the customers from both organizations.”

 “We’re very excited about being part of TricorBraun,” said Rick Miron, co-owner of Trilogy Glass and Packaging.

 “Having expanded capabilities—particularly the repacking operation in Northern California and an expanded financial base—are a real plus,” said Greg Windisch, co-owner of Trilogy Glass and Packaging.

 This acquisition has effectively doubled TricorBraun WinePak’s sales force and clearly establishes it as North America’s largest supplier of wine packaging. The firm has offices in Northern and Southern California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. A recently opened location in Fairfield, CA includes a $2 million repacking system designed to automatically transfer wine bottles from eight-foot high stacks of pallets to individual wineries’ custom, 12-bottle cartons. This facility also provides over 65 percent more warehousing space than in its previous Northern California location.


TricorBraun WinePak Moves to Larger Facility Jan. 3, 2012
01 December, 2011

TricorBraun WinePak (www.tricorbraunwinepak.com) will relocate its Benicia distribution center to a larger facility on January 3, 2012. The new distribution center will provide 65% more storage space than the present facility and  will include an brand new repacking system designed to automatically transfer wine bottles from eight-foot high stacks of pallets to individual wineries’ custom, 12-bottle cartons, according to Andrew Bottene, vice president of TricorBraun’s wine packaging division.

“The current industry practice is to repack bottles into individual winery’s cases by hand. Our new system will allow us to provide a valuable service and it will provide us with tremendous flexibility in meeting wineries’ needs,” Mr. Bottene said.

TricorBraun WinePak is the preferred West Coast distributor for Verallia, formerly Saint Gobain Containers and a preferred West Coast distributor for the Amcor's Stelvin line of aluminum screw caps and capsules.  The company also supplies bag-in-box packaging and PET plastic wine bottles.


TricorBraun WinePak is synonymous with OPTIONS...Plus
16 November, 2010

Providing eco-friendly bottles, Bag in the Box, European, Asian, Plastic and Domestic wine bottles, capsules.  Our GOAL is to provide the products which will enhance your wine in the market place with quality products and outstanding service.

TricorBraun WinePak has multiple warehouses and offices on the west Coast with experienced sales staff to service each region. We have a large automaticrepack facility enabling us to pack “just in time”. Long term relationships with our core suppliers is our cornerstone. We work with the best, to bring you the best.  The Plus is our people.  Let us help you with your wine packaging requirements.

 

Title Name Email Phone
VP, Caliber WinePak Andrew Bottene abottene@tricorbraun.com 707-747-1055