G3 Expands Cork Room To Meet Growing Demand
To meet growing demand from the nation’s winemakers and winery owners, G3 Enterprises has just completed a series of upgrades to its cork room to boost its capacity to produce high-quality Diam closures.
“G3 Enterprises is a great partner of ours as they continue to anticipate market demand for our full range of Diam closures for wines and Mytik for sparkling,” said Francois Margot, Diam Bouchage Sales Manager for North America and China. He added, “North America has always been an important region for our company and we are very proud of the number of outstanding wine brands that are using our closures thanks in large part to G3 and efforts such as this recently completed expansion project.”
Among the improvements made to G3’s cork room include the addition of five new single head printers which have the ability to print over one million corks per day. Also, a new coater has been added to improve application consistency and efficiency. With this new investment, G3 can handle a batch range from 6,000 to 20,000 corks; improve coating application; ensure appropriate coating quantity; and reduce potential for mixed cork. All the work is performed in a processing room at a controlled 68 degrees Fahrenheit.
“The recently completed expansion will enable G3 to continue to provide the highest quality Diam closures through improved productivity and the industry’s best quality control,” said John Kalal, G3 Enterprises, Vice President and General Manager for Manufacturing. He added, “Now we can meet any order, even as few as 6,000 corks for a custom design or a bag of 1,000 corks for stock products, which gives all wineries the flexibility and speed needed to get their products to market.”
G3 Enterprises provides integrated packaging products and logistics services for the beverage industry and it is the sole distributor of all Diam products in the United States Canada and Mexico. The company works closely with Diam Bouchage to ensure a consistent supply of superior closure products. The company prints and finishes Diam closures at its state-of-the-art facility in Modesto and manages sales and customer service from qualification to order, sales and marketing and on-site technical services. G3’s Closures Division is an ISO 9001, 14001 and FSSC22000 sustainably certified facility.
Diam Bouchage is a leader in manufacturing technological corks including Diam for still wines, Mytik for sparkling wines and Altop for spirits with options in wine aging potential, permeability, dimensions and branding. Its production facilities are ISO 22000 and FSC certified. For the past ten years, the company has invested in a patented process called DIAMANT® process which exploits the properties of CO2 to extract the volatile compounds of cork and eliminate the risk of “cork taint.” Each year, the company sells more than one billion closures around the world. G3 and Diam will exhibit Diam and Mytik closures at the Diam booth #410 at the Unified Wines and Grape Symposium in Sacramento, California on January 28-29, 2015.
G3 partners with several local brokers and distributors for Diam products in the following regions throughout North America:
· Hauser Packaging, Inc. – Maine, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida
· Brick Packaging – Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Colorado and New Mexico
· Left Coast Wine Packaging - California
· Pacific Winemaking – Oregon and Washington
· Nuance Winery Supplies - Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia
· Partner MX - Mexico
About G3 Enterprises:
G3 Enterprises was founded by the third generation of the Gallo Family to serve the wine and spirits industry with quality packaging products and supply chain solutions. With a talented team of experts offering customers a variety of creative solutions and outstanding customer service, G3 Enterprises offers a wide range of supply chain assistance including labels, closures, transportation, warehousing, and mobile bottling. For more information about G3 Enterprises, visit: www.G3enterprises.com or call 1-800-321-8747.
About Diam Bouchage:
Diam Bouchage manufactures and markets technological cork closures for still wines (Diam), sparkling wines (Mytik) and spirits (Altop). A leader in the manufacturing of technological corks, Diam Bouchage is a subsidiary of Oeneo, a group dedicated to serving the wine industry. Visit: www.diam-closures.com for more information.