Brantford, Ontario, Canada — Since the opening of the new crown cork manufacturing plant in 2013 ; the craft brew industry has reacted favourably to say the least. A more than satisfactory rise in demand has caused the staff to call a ‘sooner rather than later’ shareholders meeting to ask for more funds to sustain the rapid growth.
After injecting 2.8 million dollars in funds in 2013 to implement and install the recently acquired Sacmi machinery, it has been decided last week during their first shareholders meeting in Brantford, ON, Canada to fully outfit the equipment with the latest high speed cameras and quality control equipment as well as a custom made heat exchange equipment.
‘Now that we have the first signs that this project is successful, we will bring this factory to the next level’ state Garnet Lasby, appointed administrator of the STAR operation.
This custom developed vision system as well as the optimal use of generated energy has been developed by the Vitogiannis group and is a guarantee of their quality requirements and part of their ecological mission to save and re-use energy.
‘It has also been voted that the STAR facility will be receiving a twist off line to further expand their product portfolio during the course of 2015’, says Stelios Vitogiannis, majority shareholder of Vitogiannis Bros. ‘This will double our initial investment and are proud to create employment as well as a new industry in Canada. We will contribute significantly to the craft brew industry as we are the only local Canadian crown producer’
STAR crowns is a joint venture Massilly North America, a solid twist cap manufacturer part of the multinational Massilly France and Vitogiannis Bros from Greece, a well known crown cap manufacturer with a solid stake in the US and Canada markets.
STAR North America currently focuses on producing the pry off crowns with the oxy barrier and scavenger liners and imports about half of their order from the Vitogiannis plant. STAR has the capacity of over 1.5 billion crowns annually and has the ability to print the multi coloured metal sheets in house. More information per request or www.vitogiannis.com and www.starcrowns.ca.