For the last 15 years, M. A. Silva, a leading manufacturer of natural corks, bottles and packaging for North American markets, has been focused on meeting or exceeding expectations for quality products, on-time delivery and excellent customer service.
As a result, the company has doubled its size over the last four years and recently completed the construction of a new manufacturing facility that allows for continuing expansion and an even wider array of service options for its customers.
President and co-owner Neil Foster notes that the company was created in the year 2000 as a response to an increasing demand for high quality clean cork- and it has taken off from there.
“The industry was looking for a supplier to meet a particular quality criteria,” Foster recalls. “Manuel (Silva) and I saw the demands for better quality clean cork and superior customer service.”
Foster says the subsequent introduction of wine bottles to M. A. Silva’s portfolio was a natural fit for their customers who were already excited about the company’s cork product performance.
“We imported wine glass from China and monitored operations inside their factories 24/7,” Foster attests. “We use very tight controls, tighter than our competition. There’s no problem with cork seal ability on bottle necks or issues during bottling.”
Foster says many customers eventually came to rely on M. A. Silva 100 percent for their complete cork and bottle manufacturing needs.
“They appreciate our quality,” Foster explains. “We always have on time delivery and back it up with excellent customer service. It’s perfect execution and delivery.”
“We also implemented laser printing technology on the bodies and ends of corks for complete customization with the addition of two new, state of the art machines,” Foster continues.
M. A. Silva recently celebrated the grand opening of a new 70,000 square foot manufacturing facility located in the Westwind Business Park near the Sonoma County Regional Airport in Santa Rosa, CA.
“The new building is an investment in the future of our company,” Foster attests. The construction has allowed the company to expand its technical services and laboratories, as well as provide increased space for visiting customers and for more comprehensive research and development.
Noting that the new facility is designed for maximum energy efficiency and sustainability, Foster points out that “through M. A. Silva’s ongoing investment in technology, we’ve pushed the envelope on quality control. It’s proof that we are a business that will continue to strive and grow to meet our customer’s expectations and beyond.”