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Tecnocap
www.tecnocapclosures.com / HQ: Glen Dale, W.Va. / Employees: 200 (U.S.); 650 (global) /
Paolo Ghigo, president of U.S. operations: "The way to implement success is communication."

South

Finding Solutions

tecnocap is a leader in metal closures with a
customer-driven culture. by stephanie crets

in the last four years, tecnocap
added three new business lines
to get deeper into the wine,
spirits and cosmetics markets.

Tecnocap manufactures metal
closures and capping machines for a
variety of industries including food
and beverage, cosmetics, body care
and wine. The company was founded in
1993 in Italy and made a name for itself
through growth and acquisitions and
became the third-largest metal closure
manufacturer in the world. It counts
six production plants in five different
countries, 35 commercial offices worldwide and more than 650 employees.
Tecnocap's U.S. division manufactures the widest variety of closures in
terms of diameters, ranges and style in
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North America. It does this out of two
U.S. facilities: a 220,000-square-foot
facility in Glen Dale, W.Va., with about
150 employees, and a 55,000-squarefoot facility in Warren, Ohio, with
about 50 employees.
"Tecnocap has the flexibility
to accommodate minimum order
quantities and respond to customer
requests and customization," President of U.S. Operations Paolo Ghigo says. "We have unique products,
too. The variety of things we do,
compared to the big groups that are
ahead of us, really sets us apart."

Extremely Nimble
In the last four years, Tecnocap went
live with three new business lines to
get deeper into the wine, spirits and
cosmetics markets. For example,
one of its wine customers wanted to
switch from traditional cork closures
to metal closures because that customer's winery supplier believes metal closures make the product last longer. To get into these niche markets,
Tecnocap must be nimble in changeovers of its manufacturing lines.
"You have to be able to accommodate the small volume," Ghigo ex-


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