Back in 1987, and in the face of many quality issues with corks in the Spirits Industry at that time, Luis Ribeiro saw the need to start a company devoted to the manufacture of quality bartop cork stoppers. It is with great pride that we can say that most of our original customers are still our partners to this day, relationships built and maintained based on mutual trust and respect.
The Spirits Industry has seen tremendous growth in recent years and JCR has positioned itself to manage that growth by expanding production capacity accordingly. The next milestone is our new state-of-the-art plant that will be operating soon!
As our customers continue to create and develop great brands, the use of natural cork stoppers has increased and this is especially true for wood top stoppers.
Over the years, natural wood top cork stoppers have become the benchmark closure for customers wanting to project the highest quality and iconic image. In addition to this, natural wood top cork stoppers are recognized as one of the most sustainable and environmentally friendly closures available in the Spirits Industry.
JC Ribeiro is one of the leading cork companies that uses wood tops and as such we recognize their growing demand. To that end we have entered into a joint venture to increase the availability of highquality wood tops for our customers.
For this purpose, JC Ribeiro and ATS (Amorim Group) have created a new, equally owned, independent company, named Elfverson – Investimentos e Participações, S.A.. This new company holds 100% of Elverson & Co. AB of Sweden, previously fully owned by Amorim since 2018 and a supplier to JC Ribeiro since 1987. The new company and the Joint Venture will focus exclusively on Wood Top production.
Elfverson is the world leader in the production of high-quality wood tops with more than a century of experience. JCR’s decision to embrace this joint venture couldn’t be with any other company. We will bring our quality approach to the business, improve the capabilities of the production sites by growing their capacity and improving quality systems, thus insuring an even more dependable source of supply to offer our customers. The new company already has many short-term projects aimed at increasing its production capacity to over double what it is now.
News published in Portuguese:
Corticeira Amorim cria joint-venture com a J.C. Ribeiro para rolhas capsuladas – Indústria – Jornal de Negócios (jornaldenegocios.pt)
Corticeira Amorim cria ‘joint-venture’ com produtora de rolhas capsuladas (noticiasaominuto.com)
Corticeira Amorim constitui ‘joint-venture’ com produtora de rolhas capsuladas – Executive Digest (sapo.pt)
DIRECTOR OF BRANDS PACKAGING, EDRINGTON
J.C. RIBEIRO HAS SUPPLIED CORK STOPPERS TO THE MACALLAN FOR MORE THAN THIRTY YEARS. DURING THAT PERIOD, WE HAVE NEVER FAILED TO BE IMPRESSED BY THE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF QUALITY AND SERVICE, AND WE HAVE SOURCED CORKS FOR OUR OTHER BRANDS, SUCH AS HIGHLAND PARK, GLENROTHES, BRUGAL AND NAKED.
THE FACTORY IS A MODEL OF EFFICIENCY AND CLEANLINESS, AND THE WORKFORCE IS CLEARLY COMMITTED TO THE SAME VERY HIGH STANDARDS.
WE LIKE THE FACT THAT CORK IS A NATURAL, SUSTAINABLE MATERIAL, AND THAT J C RIBEIRO CAN TRACK OUR CORKS AT EVERY STAGE FROM THE CORK OAK FOREST TO THE STOPPER WHICH THEY SUPPLY TO US.
THE LABORATORY IS EXTREMELY WELL EQUIPPED, AND THEIR TESTING PROTOCOLS REASSURE US THAT EVERY CORK HAS PASSED THROUGH MULTIPLE QUALITY STEPS TO ENSURE THAT WE CAN ALWAYS RELY ON CONSISTENT PERFORMANCE.
NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT IS A BRILLIANT SERVICE, WHERE NOTHING IS TOO DIFFICULT, WHERE EVERY CHALLENGE IS WELCOMED WITH ENTHUSIASM, AND WHERE CREATIVE AND PROACTIVE DEVELOPMENTS ARE DELIVERED EVERY TIME, ON TIME.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO MANY MORE YEARS OF PARTNERSHIP.