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Guala Closures Group Opens First North American Production Plant

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September 12, 2014 – In the presence of Senator Lois Wolk and Mayor Harry Price as well as other dignitaries, Guala Closures Group officially opened its first production plant in the USA.

Based in Fairfield, California, the new facility opened its doors showcasing a state-of-the-art Design Studio.

The Guala Closures Design Studio consists of on-site capabilities where customers can walk in with a new project and virtually walk out with production in hand. It includes artwork creation, color matching and production of runs as small as 1,000 closures. Utilizing the first ever built GCDS printing machine, designed by Guala Closures engineers, this state-of-the-art machine combines digital printing technology with other features such as plasma surface treatments, special based lacquers, dedicated UV curing system, automated quality inspection controls and top embossing.

“This is a major accomplishment for our Group.” explains Alessandro Bocchio, General Manager for Guala Closures North America. “Opening a production facility in the US has been our goal for several years. We made it happen by working hard to build the market and providing superior Customer Service.”  “Our Group has decided to invest in California with technologies that are revolutionary in our industry. The Guala Closures California Plant is now the leading facility in terms of innovation within our Group and our Industry. ”

Guala Closures Goup (www.gualaclosures.com) is a multinational company founded in Italy in 1954, global leader in the production of non-refillable and aluminum closures for spirits, wine, oil and vinegar, water and beverages, food and pharmaceuticals.

With approximately 4,000 employees and 26 manufacturing plants worldwide, the company is the number one in its industry with sales in over 100 countries.

The Group puts great emphasis on research and development: it has five research centers in India, China, Mexico, Scotland and Italy where they have created 20 new products over the past three years and registered more than 70 international patents.

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Senator Wolk presenting a Certificate of Recognition for Guala Closures’ Grand Opening

From left to right: Mr. Marco Giovannini, CEO Guala Closures Group, Mr. Alessandro Bocchio, General Manager Guala Closures NA, Senator Lois Wolk

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Ribbon Cutting from left to right: Mr. Alessandro Bocchio, General Manager Guala Closures NA, Fairfield Mayor Harry Price, Senator Lois Wolk, Mr. Marco Giovannini, CEO Guala Closures Group

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