Verallia, the French group and the world's third largest producer of glass packaging for beverages and food products, aims to redefine the production and recycling of glass, to make it the most sustainable packaging material in the world.
Verallia, is a leader in the production of glass packaging (32 glass factories of which 8 in Italy, 8 scrap processing centers) annually produces 16 billion bottles and glass jars supplying 10.000 companies, therefore it has a fundamental role in accelerating the transition to sustainable packaging.
Verallia is aware that to make glass completely sustainable, we need to strengthen glass recycling systems around the world and encourage the reuse of the material.
The company produces and recycles locally, ensuring a safe, inclusive and transparent workplace in order to reduce the environmental impact.
The strategy on which Verallia aims is the circular economy.
The company contributes to increasing glass collection, trying to integrate more and more recycled glass into production.
Says Michel Giannuzzi, CEO of the Group: “In a world in transition towards a carbon neutral company, we want to play a leading role in the transformation of the packaging sector. Going even further and faster, we will strengthen the circular and virtuous dimension of glass packaging ".
Verallia is building a new oven in the Tuscan factory in the province of Pistoia, it will be the 12th of the Group in Italy, and it will be built with the best technologies, it should become operational in 2024.
Verallia was founded in 1827 in France (while Verallia Italia was founded in 1942 by the Perotti brothers).
From 1918 it took its first steps towards internationalization and from 1952 to 1962 it expanded with the construction of new factories all over the world. Starting in 2015 it became an independent corporation and in 2019 it started going public.