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VIDRALA

Historia

1965

Beginning

1965

Since it was installed in Llodio, (Alava – Spain) in 1965, Vidrala Group has kept on growing, incorporating the most recent technological developments to its manufacturing processes and finished product control, becoming an obligatory reference in our sector.

1966

Creation of Vidrierías de Álava S.A.

1966

Creation of Vidrierías de Álava S.A. Its manufacturing activity began in 1.966 with one furnace, two machines and a yearly output of 25,000 tons with only a dozen models.

1967

Exportations

1967

First exports.
1977

Press and blow production

1968

The beginning of press and blow production of light bottles enabled Vidrala to become the technological leader of the national market, reducing the average weight of its containers.

1981

130.000 Tn.

1969

Production reached 130,000 tons per year, and the company began to transform its furnaces, obtaining an energy saving of 50%, although productive capacity is maintained. The corporate name was changed to Vidrala S.A.

1985

Vidrala on stock markets

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Vidrala shares were successfully launched on the stock markets of Madrid and Bilbao.

1989

Crisnova

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Crisnova, a 100% subsidiary of Vidrala, started its activity in Caudete (Albacete) with one furnace and a production capacity of 95,000 tons per year. Vidrala Group thus achieved an annual capacity of 225,000 tons with three melting furnaces.
1995

Third Aiala’s furnace

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The third Aiala’s furnace was built up, increasing annual production capacity by 110,000 tons, totalling 340,000 tons per year for the Group.
1998

Second Crisnova´s furnace

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The second Crisnova´s furnace came into operation, and the VIDRALA Group reached a production of some 450,000 tons per year.
2001

Strategic Plan

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Approval of the Strategic Plan of corporate growth.
2003

Acquisition of Ricardo Gallo

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Acquisition of Ricardo Gallo Vidro de Embalagem, a 100 years old Portuguese glass manufacturer located at Marinha Grande starting the internationalization of the Group. Overall production capacity reaches 610.000 tons per year.
2005

Castellar and Corsico Vetro S.r.l.

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Acquisition at the beginning of the year of two plants of O-I, one from BSN Glasspack at Castellar del Vallés (Spain) and one from Avir at Corsico (Italy), as a result of the strategic plan and reaching a production capacity of 805.000 tons for the Iberian Peninsula and 950.000 tons for the whole Group.
Valvitrum S.A. and Corsico Vetro S.r.l. are put into operation.
2006

Creation of Vidrala

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Creation of Vidrala like head of the Group formed by the productive plants of Aliala Vidrio, Crisnova Vidrio, Castellar Vidrio, Gallo Vidrio and Corsico Vetro and launching of the new corporate image.
2007

Manufacture du Verre SA

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Acquisition of La Manufacture du Verre S.A. a glass plant founded in 2000 after the acquisition of Verlipack production facilities.

2011

New website

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www.vidrala.com
and
www.vidrala.com/clientes
Two new websites, faster, more friendly, more convenient to navigate, and constantly updated.
2012

natura Range

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Launch of the natural range of sustainable lightweight bottles
2015

Adquisición de Encirc Limited

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Vidrala se convierte en el 4º operador europeo ofreciendo un servicio completo incluyendo además de la fabricación de envases de vidrio, procesos de envasado y servicios logísticos.
2016

First MasterGlass design contest edition

Vidrala launches its own first contest of design for glass bottles, under the name MasterGlass Design Contest 2015. It is organised in cooperation with the University of Deusto Bilbao for Engineering. EIDE is also participating into this initiative.

2016

New website

Vidrala launches its new website with a new online catalogue, an enhanced private access for customers and a new blog section called Loving Glass.

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