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Amorim Opens New Sales and Distribution Center in Napa


Date: 01/28/13

Amorim Cork America, the U.S. sales and distribution arm of the world’s largest wine stopper producer, announced the opening of its new North American sales and distribution center located in the heart of the Napa Valley on Feb. 1. 

Amorim Cork America’s general manager, Pedro Fernandes, says the 3.3-acre, 50,000 square foot facility is the newest and most modern facility of its kind in the world. “Building this facility is part of a strategic investment in the future of both the U.S. wine industry and the natural cork industry,” states Fernandes. “We have been working with Cushman & Wakefield Realtors for some time to find the perfect site to best serve our clients – and we found it! The decision to expand was based, in part, on our double-digit growth over the past few years and, most certainly, due to the robust preference for natural cork as the closure of choice for the majority of American winemakers and millions of U.S. consumers.”

In keeping with the company’s strong corporate-wide sustainability philosophy, Amorim’s new facility incorporates energy-efficient technology wherever possible. This includes the integration of vast amounts of natural lighting, the use of sustainable construction materials with enhanced building temperature-control features, wastepaper and packaging recycling, the use of recycled irrigation water for landscaping, and even a small planting of natural cork trees for education and beauty. In addition, electric vehicle-charging stations for four vehicles, and a rooftop solar system are being engineered for future use.

About CORTICEIRA AMORIM, SGPS, S.A.

While tracing its roots to the XIX Century, CORTICEIRA AMORIM SGPS has become the world’s largest cork company in the world, generating EUR 495 (666 USD) million in sales throughout 103 countries. CORTICEIRA AMORIM SGPS and its subsidiaries are an integral part of a conservationist effort to guarantee the survival of millions of cork trees throughout the Mediterranean Basin. We are proud of our contribution to the proper use of this important natural forest, which plays a fundamental role in CO2 fixing, preservation of biodiversity and the fight against desertification. We encourage you to learn more by visiting informative websites such as www.corkfacts.com. For additional information about Amorim Cork America, visit www.amorimca.com or call 707-224-6000. Amorim’s new distribution center is located at 360 Devlin Rd., Napa, California 94558.

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