Verallia inaugurates its 3rd furnace in Argentina

Verallia inaugurates its 3rd furnace in Argentina

On October 31, Verallia inaugurates its third furnace in Mendoza’s plant in Argentina, in the presence of its CEO, Jérôme Fessard, and local authorities. Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, President of the Argentine Republic, will speak via videoconference on the work accomplished by the Verallia teams and on the importance of this project to Argentina. In fact, this is the most important industrial investment made in 2012 by a private company. 

This 3rd furnace, mainly dedicated to the production of still and sparkling wine bottles, required an investment of 70M$ (54M€). Its construction began in March 2011 and was completed during the second quarter of this year. The site’s storage capacity for raw materials and cullet also increased, thanks to the construction of new silos (sand, limestone and soda ash). Finally, the manufacturing process was fully optimized with the implementation of the latest cutting edge quality control equipment. 

With a 40 to 50% increase in production capacity, Verallia – main supplier of glass packaging for the wine industry – is equipped to support the vigorous development of its clients in the wine world, especially in the exports market.                           


Founded in 1947, Rayen Cura SAIC (Verallia Argentina) is acquired by Saint-Gobain (Verallia) in 1998. Its production of glass bottles is entirely dedicated to the wine industry. Today, it is the main supplier of glass bottles used Argentinian wine exporters. The company accounts for 370 employees in its plant and more than 120 subcontractors. 
Since 1998, the amount of investments made by Verallia in Argentina stands at nearly 200M$ (155M€).
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Concerning VERALLIA
Verallia, the world’s second-largest manufacturer of glass containers for foods and beverages, delivers innovative, personalized and environmentally-friendly solutions to more than 10,000 customers worldwide. Verallia manufactured approximately 25 billion bottles and jars in 2011.Verallia’s business model is built upon the strength of its international network – an industrial presence in 14 countries, a sales presence in 47 countries, and six research and development centers – and the proximity its 15,000 employees maintain with customers on a local basis. In 2011, Verallia generated sales of 3.6 billion Euros.
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