Nomacorc Expands Global Presence, Opens New Facility in Argentina
21 March 2013 by Whitney Rigsbee
Nomacorc, the world’s largest producer of alternative wine closures, in cooperation with Insumos Andinos, Nomacorc’s exclusive distributor in Argentina, has opened a manufacturing site located in the San Juan province of Argentina.
ZEBULON, N.C. (March 6, 2013) – Nomacorc, the world’s largest producer of alternative wine closures, in cooperation with Insumos Andinos, Nomacorc’s exclusive distributor in Argentina, has opened a manufacturing site located in the San Juan province of Argentina. This is the first phase in a multi-year expansion plan that aims to provide Argentina and regional export markets with locally-produced, co-extruded wine closures, the first of its kind in Latin America.
“The rapid growth of the Argentinian wine industry and wine exports to markets like the United States have made the timing right to establish a local operation,” said Lars von Kantzow, president and CEO of Nomacorc. “This site underscores our support for the expanding South American wine industry.”
Nomacorc currently serves more than 200 wineries in South America and sold roughly 115 million closures in the region in 2012. This is the fourth Nomacorc facility established since the company’s inception in 1999, with additional sites located in North Carolina, USA; Thimister, Belgium; and Yantai, China.
An opening ceremony was held on February 14, 2013 with an official ribbon-cutting and reception. Important regional officials, including the Governor of San Juan, Ing. Jose Luis Gioja, and national representatives, including the Secretary of International Trade, Lic. Beatriz Paglieri, attended the event. Also in attendance were wine industry experts, journalists and other dignitaries, as well as representatives from Nomacorc and its other South American distribution partners.
“We have received an overwhelmingly positive response from both our customers and the government in the region,” said Eduardo Casaubon, general manager of Insumos Andinos, Nomacorc’s Argentinian distribution partner. “Not only are we investing in our customers’ success and improving quality, but we are providing opportunities for jobs and growth within the South America market.”
Nomacorc produces nearly 2.4 billion closures annually and represents roughly 13 percent of the still wine closure market. The company is the second-largest closure manufacturer in the world and has sustained growth in leading wine regions across the globe including Europe, the Americas and China.
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