More than 30 years making history in the Cork Industry

In 2020 J. C. Ribeiro turns 33 years old. Counting three decades of exponential growth, the company maintains the goal of responding to the challenges of the cork industry through its knowledge in this field.

J. C. Ribeiro was founded in 1987 by Luís Ribeiro. At that time, the Scottish market was looking to return to the use of natural products in its Whiskies and Luís Ribeiro saw this need as an opportunity. The desire, at the end of the 80’s in Scotland, was to start using cork stoppers with wooden capsules.

To meet the challenges of the Scottish market, Sr. Ribeiro uses his knowledge regarding the cork industry to create J. C. Ribeiro.

The name is a tribute to his son, José Carlos Ribeiro, who at the time was finishing his degree in Economics. He soon joined the company, where he has been working practically since its creation.

In 1993, with a qualified and loyal client portfolio, and a consistent team, the business started to expand. Because of that, the small office in which they were located was no longer able to meet production needs. In that year a new land is acquired and a factory is built that comes to provide a better response to the needs of customers.

J. C. Ribeiro has always sought to be a distinctive company in the cork industry and, since its foundation, has dedicated itself to the production of high quality stoppers and capsules, meeting the needs and preferences of the best premium spirit brands on the market.

One of the main goals of the company is to meet the clients’ needs and build a lasting relationship, based on mutual trust, where the client knows what he can count on and that he will receive what he needs and seeks. Many of J. C. Ribeiro’s current clients have been working with them since its inauguration in 1987.

Thirty-three years after its creation, J. C. Ribeiro has reached the sales milestone of 100 million stoppers. This reference is reflected in the trust and preference of customers, achieved for several years through the dedication and quality with which each product is developed.

MIKE ROSE
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.