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Enrique Samaniego

World Leader in the Production of Capsules

Ramondin's more than 120 years' history have served to nurture and preserve a committed organization based on its internal values with social responsibility.

Ramondin's work ethic is based on responsibility, harmony and trust. It is guided by maturity in its work, in the way it handles its challenges, in its management organization and in the dynamic way it faces market developments and changes. Its leadership style involves every employee, sowing excitement for every project, with the ultimate goal of doing things well: manufacturing, marketing and using high added-value capsules for sealing wines, spirits and champagne.

Products


Tin Capsules

Ramondin manufactures more than 500 million tin capsules a year (more than 50% of the worldwide production) and exports nearly 75% of its production.

Tin capsules were created as a result of a tin-lead capsule ban in the United States in the year 1992, aiming to withdraw four types of metals contained in packaging (lead, mercury, cadmium, and hexavalent chromium). In the light of that, Ramondin updated its facilities and researched metals and processes until it obtained a highly pure tin capsule.)

Properties

Tin capsules manufactured by Ramondin confer a high added value:

  • They improve your company's image and have a one piece design without side or top seams nor wrinkles.
  • They offer a great range of design possibilities.
  • They are ecological, fully recyclable and use water-based paint.
  • Using tin capsules in the bottling line and with capsule machines is simple and minimizes errors.
  • Their safety levels are very high, both for workers and for consumers, since there is no risk of being cut.
  • Tin caps can include anti-falsification measures through electronic pigments. The fight against fraud is one of the Company's Philosophies: It only sells directly to clients, without middle-men that could lead to the devaluation of the product.

Polylaminate Capsules

Ramondin produces polylam capsules, made of a two-layer aluminium foil and a polythene layer that are stuck together through adhesive. These caps have an easy opening and have a usually lower cost than tin, nonetheless they offer less decorative possibilities and are more rigid.

Materials and manufacturing

  • Superimposed sheets of aluminium, polythene, aluminium.
  • Capsules are seamed on the side and top disc.

PVC Capsules

PVC capsules elaborated by Ramondin consist of two pieces made of a PVC layer throughout the side or skirt and have an aluminium top disc. Their quality is inferior to the quality offered by polylaminate and tin. Due to the type of material, the outcome of the colour applied to the capsule is more limited. Moreover, its design possibilities need to be simple as they distort when shrink-wrapped.

Materials and manufacturing

PVC sheet for the side.

The design of PVC capsules is conditioned by its material. The shapes designed on the capsule must be simple in order to avoid distortion. Moreover, simplicity is also the key to the profitability of each pieceDesign possibilities

Champagne Hoods

The capsules designed for champagne bottles are seals that can be made in polylam or in tin. Apart from having the own characteristics of every material, they are very flexible due to their length.

Screw Cap

Ramondin starts the production of screw capsules in 2010, being the first manufacturer to introduce this type of capsule into Rioja wines Denominación de Origen Calificada (Qualified designation of origin of Rioja Wines). With this product, Ramondin seeks to continue finding solutions to its customers' needs by providing a closure system in continuous growth.

Materials and manufacturing

The screw capsule is produced from aluminium. It contains a plastic inner tablet on the inside of the top disc, called a liner, which guarantees the sealing of the screw cap to the bottle.

The screw capsule adds up to the traditional function of decorating the bottle on the guarantee seal, the properties of conservation and aging provided by cork. Through the liner, a plastic tablet occasionally containing tin, the bottle is closed without the need of using cork or other materials.

The printing of the screw cap is carried out with litography and relief (embossing) on the top disc and offset lithography on the side.

News Archive


Introducing the Only 100% Metal and Recyclable Capsule
21 November, 2018

Ramondin is proud to introduce e-cap, the only two-piece capsule produced with 100% metal and recyclable materials.

Its main advantage is the absence of plastic, which reduces the environmental impact of the polylaminate capsule and thereby prevents deforestation, lowers the cost of basic commodities and reduces plastic waste, which takes over 400 years to decompose.

Recycling is carried out through established collection systems.

Commitment:

Ramondin shares the commitment of its customers and end consumers to sustainable products, respect for the environment and recycling. e-cap makes its own small contribution to the struggle to preserve and improve the world we inhabit.

For a Good Cause:

Until December 31, Ramondin will donate 5% of the sales of this product to a reforestation project that the staff will perform during the celebration of Ramondin’s Day of Social Responsibility.

Patented by the firm. Ramondin is the only manufacturer capable of the e-cap production.

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Tin Capsules: The Most Elegant Material for Dressing Wine Bottles
07 August, 2017

Ramondin manufactures more than 500 million tin capsules a year (more than 50% of the worldwide production) and exports nearly 75% of its production.

Tin capsules were created as a result of a tin-lead capsule ban in the United States in the year 1992, aiming to withdraw four types of metals contained in packaging (lead, mercury, cadmium, and hexavalent chromium). In the light of that, Ramondin updated its facilities and researched metals and processes until it obtained a highly pure tin capsule.)

Properties

Tin capsules manufactured by Ramondin confer a high added value:

  • They improve your company’s image and have a one piece design without side or top seams nor wrinkles.
  • They offer a great range of design possibilities.
  • They are ecological, fully recyclable and use water-based paint.
  • Using tin capsules in the bottling line and with capsule machines is simple and minimizes errors.
  • Their safety levels are very high, both for workers and for consumers, since there is no risk of being cut.
  • Tin caps can include anti-falsification measures through electronic pigments. The fight against fraud is one of the Company’s Philosophies: It only sells directly to clients, without middle-men that could lead to the devaluation of the product.

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Julian Hernando Arcarazo as Head of the Newly Created Corporate Industrial Management
25 July, 2016

Ramondin, a company dedicated to the manufacture of capsules for the world of wine, champagne, liquor and oil has joined its management team Julian Hernando Arcarazo as head of the newly created Corporate Industrial Management (COO) taking responsibility for coordinating operational excellence and supply and production of the entire group.

Julian Hernando Arcarazo holds a degree in Economics and work experience is closely linked to the automotive sector. In fact, he has been Chairman of ACICAE (Automotive Cluster of the Basque Country) for 12 years representing 300 companies in the sector and founding member as representative of ZF the Automotive Intelligence Center (AIC), Center for Technological Innovation for Automotive, as well as Director manager of the German company ZF Lemförder TVA, Purchasing Director of TRW Automotive Burgos and Chief of the Division of Purchasing and Logistics Mercedes Benz. He has extensive experience in the field and industrial operations both domestically and internationally. In fact his last career is based in Russia and Mexico where he has held the positions of Director General of the plant to Gestamp Automotive and Director of Plant Cikautxo Group in Mexico respectively.

The new position becomes part of the Steering Committee, reporting directly to the CEO of the firm. The main objective is the transformation of manufacturing and improvement of leadership and decision-making that enable a flexible, agile organization, open to change and learning for the sake of excellence in quality and customer service.

"Our main mission is to meet the demands of our customers with excellent levels of quality and service with the desire to strengthen this commitment and to face new challenges present and future, we have decided to create this new position and have Julian to manage" , points out José Miguel Munilla, CEO of Ramondin. " The extensive experience and professionalism with corporate vision Julian transverse direction equipment horizontal chain management and integrated value and modern management techniques make it the ideal person for the profile of the new Corporate Industrial Management".

Meanwhile, for Julian Hernando " it is an honor to be joining in the Ramondín Group for its important history and history as a company highly regarded both nationally and internationally as well as individual and team that composes. My commitment will be from the start teamwork with the participation of all people in the organization, applying all my knowledge and experience to together achieve the objectives of our Management Plan and planned for the coming years strategic challenges. Our vision must be very close to the requirements of our customers and market their demands for quality, competitiveness and service . "

After last year celebrating its 125th anniversary, Ramondin continues its process of change with this new addition. With a clear corporate vision, the four plants of the group will continue concentrating its resources to advance innovation in all areas and adapt their structures towards new projects.


Ramondin, Achieved a New Recognition for Its Strategy on CSR
24 June, 2016

Logroño, June 7, 2016.- Ramondin received the award for Best Business Management and Corporate Social Responsibility within the IX Edition of the Business Awards organized Markets Wine and Distribution. Jon Elguezabal, member of the Board of Directors of the firm, received the award from Carlos Cabanas, Secretary General of Agriculture and Food, in a ceremony held in Logroño and in which also participated Anecoop Bodegas Vicente Gandia, who shared award nomination with the alavesa signature.

Jon Elguezabal, representing more than 650 people who are part of the group Ramondin thanked Wine Market and Distribution for this recognition. "There are many accreditations and mentions that guarantee our trajectory, however profound change in Social Responsibility occurred six years ago, at the height of this crisis. A difficult situation in which many companies have maintained against all odds their CSR policies. Ramondin is the case ", he stressed in his speech.

The representative of Ramondin, also added that in the latter period "have not only continued with CSR policies, but have become part of the strategy of the company becoming more both horizontal dimension (covering new areas), as Vertical (involving more departments and employees of the company) "

To Ramondin, social responsibility "is not a cost but an investment. And more in times like the present. It is precisely in these last years when a company can not live alone. Ramondin must be part of what happens around and connect with the society around it. Therefore, we decided to make a commitment to full transparency with all stakeholders: shareholders, employees, customers and, of course, society and institutions. "

Ramondin adds this award to a series of awards that alavesa firm has achieved in recent years.In 2015, he won the AENOR IQNet SR10 certification that guarantees their work in Social Responsibility. A recognition that places Ramondin among 60 companies worldwide that have such certification. Moreover, in the last two editions of the first ranking in Spain on corporate social responsibility in the wine sector, which makes Markets Wine in collaboration with the Francisco de Vitoria University, Ramondín has achieved second place in the overall classification (warehouses, distribution and auxiliary industry), surpassed only by Eroski and El Corte Ingles in 2014 and 2015 respectively, and a first position between the auxiliary companies in the world of wine in both editions.


Leadership in 2nd Corporate Social Responsibility Ranking in Spanish wine industry
27 May, 2015

The report offers an overall ranking (for wineries, distributors and suppliers) and a classification by sectors. In the overall ranking, the firm comes in in second place, after El Corte Inglés. The poll was carried out among 1,000 companies by the Universidad Francisco de Vitoria (Madrid).

 Ramondin again ranked second in the wine industry's second Corporate Social Responsibility Survey among wineries, distributors and suppliers. Mercados del Vino y la Distribución and the Universidad Francisco de Vitoria sent a questionnaire to over 1,000 wine industry businesses.

In the general category, Ramondin came in second behind the El Corte Inglés retail chain. It is followed by major companies, including Eroski, Bodegas Torres and Pernod-Ricard Group. In the wine industry supplier category, Ramondin ranked first, followed by Vidrala and Estal Packaging.

This recognition comes on the wake of the recent AENOR SR10 Social Responsibility certification —a recognition of its strategic commitment to Social Responsibility—. Ramondin is the first company in the winery supply industry to earn this certification.

"We can certainly congratulate ourselves in 2015. While we are celebrating our 125 year history, we have achieved the excellent results the 2nd CSR Ranking and earned AENOR-IQNet certification. At Ramondin we are aware that our strategic commitment to CSR strengthens our position on international markets while helping create a positive difference that our clients greatly value," said José Miguel Munilla, CEO, Ramondin.

Munilla added that, "Only a committed, responsible and respectful company can last over time. That is why today, more than ever, we have the tremendous responsibility of turning our 125 years of existence into just a beginning.


Rioja Sommeliers in Ramondin to learn about capsules
17 October, 2014

The Cultural Association of Rioja Sommeliers visited Ramondin to learn about the world of capsules the various materials used, the properties of each and the manufacturing processes. The meeting was accompanied by a tasting of New World wines.

With the aim of bringing the world of capsules to different sectors, Ramondin invited the Cultural Association of Rioja Sommeliers to visit its facilities and learn about the production processes involved in the production of capsules for oils, liquors, wines, sparkling wines, etc. After a short briefing in which the history and the properties of each material were reviewed, the 15 members of the Association visited the plant to learn about the benefits of each product.

The meeting ended with a tasting of wines from the new world, directed by Carlos Echapresto, President of the Association. Among the wines selected for the tasting, the Sommeliers were able to see from capsules made of tin, the top-range materialised for premium wines, to screw caps used for white and young wines. They also had the opportunity to discover other products manufactured by the firm, such as aluminium and polylaminate capsules and the wire hoods or wire cages used for Champagne, Cava and other sparkling wines.

The goal of the visit —to be repeated with other associations and in Ramondin's various branch offices— is to enrich sommeliers' knowledge of a product with which they are in permanent contact every day.

  

 

 


Ramondin tops the list of industry suppliers in the wine industry's First Corporate Social Responsibility Survey
06 May, 2014

It also ranked second across all categories —wineries, distributors and suppliers— after Grupo Eroski.

  • The poll was carried out by Mercados del Vino y la Distribución and the Universidad Francisco de Vitoria (Madrid).

Ramondin ranked second in the wine industry's first Corporate Social Responsibility Survey among wineries, distributors and suppliers. Mercados del Vino y la Distribución and the Universidad Francisco de Vitoria sent a questionnaire to over 1000 wine industry businesses to survey their management model from three viewpoints: financial, social and environmental. The purpose of the study was to obtain a picture of CSR compliance in the Spanish wine industry —something which had never been done to date.

In the general category, Ramondin came in second behind the Eroski retail chain. Behind Ramondin were some top-level companies, including Codorniu, Torres, Emilio Moro, Protos and Abadia de Retuerta.

In the wine industry supplier category Ramondin ranked first, followed by Vidrala and Dolmar.

 

First Spanish Wine Industry CSR Survey. Source: Mercados del Vino y la Distribución.

Aspects covered by the survey include Ethical behaviour, Transparency and good governance, as well as Behaviour towards employees, Environment and climate change and Contribution to the local community.

Ethical behaviour

In the area of ethical behaviour, Ramondin stands out for its painstaking and useful code of ethics, which provides standards for the company's actions. Ethics is also present in communication campaigns and its relations with all the stakeholders. Ramondin's adherence to the United Nations Global Compact in 2013 is the best guarantee that the company zealously monitors ethical behaviour both within and without the organisation.

 

Transparency and good governance

Transparency and good governance also play a leading role within Ramondin to the point that they are included as part of the company's values. Transparency is applied both externally (online and offline communication with customers, satisfaction surveys, etc.) and to the members of the Organisation (there are systems in place to improve responsible management, channels of communication between management and employees, conflict resolution procedures, etc.)

Behaviour towards employees

 In the social sphere, Ramondin has always stood out for its exemplary social policy, being an important reference in its area of influence. The staff is firmly committed to the company. The guarantee of permanent, stable, well-paid employment, low employee turnover figures, flexible working conditions and the integration of equal-opportunity policies reinforce the company's commitment to its employees.

A decisive commitment to innovation and key strategic decisions have allowed Ramondin to develop new products and open new business lines, thereby ensuring the future of the company. The company has created 100 jobs since 2009, which shows, once again, the optimal results of its corporate policies. The overall number of employees has reached a figure of 550 worldwide, with 410 working at the Group's headquarters in Laguardia, Spain.

Environment and climate change

Environmental protection and care is instrumental in the development and management of the company. Its environmental commitment is structured through the implementation and certification of an Environmental Management System.

In this sense, Ramondin also holds the Comprehensive Environmental Authorisation, an accreditation that covers all the sectoral environmental authorisations that existed to date (production and waste management, discharge authorisations, etc.).

In addition, Ramondin has a long list of CSR actions integrated in the company’s general management to ensure economic development by applying major social policies.

Aware of the problems that arise from the use of organic solvents, and after a long research process, in 2003, Ramondin replaced 100% of its solvent-based inks with water-based inks in its tin capsule line, which again turned it into a pioneer, being the only company today to offer this type of product.

The Ramondin group has continued to improve its environmental management by integrating all areas of its organisation, undertaking numerous actions aimed at employing less polluting raw materials, reducing packaging, minimising waste, reducing emissions of volatile organic compounds, making better use of raw materials, reducing energy consumption and minimising water consumption.

Contribution to the community

The last aspect analysed is related to Ramondin's contribution to the local community. The company has signed numerous agreements with NGOs, foundations, schools, employment agencies for the disabled and implemented specific programmes, such as the Ramondin Apuesta grants to promote youth employment.

Ramondin carries out labour integration by hiring differently-abled employees. It collaborates with special centres and it has created a work enclave as a way of fostering employment. Ramondin also stands out for the involvement of its staff in carrying out collective donations when there are natural disasters (Haiti and Chile earthquakes) or participation in various NGOs.

In its collaborations with training centres, it works intensely on receiving relatives of employees and students from schools located close to our workplace.

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Office Manager Gary Martin gary@ramondinusa.com 707-944-2277
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