January 9, 2018—Epernay, France—The SPARFLEX Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of MAVERICK Enterprises. Based in Ukiah, CA, MAVERICK is recognized as the leader in the production of PVC capsules, and polylam foils and capsules for still and sparkling wines in the U.S. wine packaging industry.
Michel Soutiran, President of SPARFLEX said, “We welcome MAVERICK Enterprises to the SPARFLEX family of leading brands. We’re determined to strengthen business development in the U.S. and with this acquisition we are well positioned to offer customers better access to local production operations and service.”
The complementary addition of MAVERICK Enterprises to the SPARFLEX Group’s California-based operations, including RIVERCAP USA Inc, a subsidiary, emphasizes the value of the U.S. market for the company and reinforces the importance of local accessibility of products and services to customers. RIVERCAP has served the Northern California wine industry since 2011 and is known for the superior creativity and flexibility of its polylam capsules, the environmentally friendly Absolute Green Line, and luxury tin capsules.
Founded in 1992, MAVERICK has earned an impressive reputation for outstanding production capability and exceptional customer service, providing premium quality foils and capsules to many of the most prestigious wineries in the U.S. The team at MAVERICK will continue management of the Ukiah facility and with the added benefit of support from SPARFLEX and its subsidiaries, looks forward to expanding growth and innovation in the foil and capsule fields.
Located in the heart of the Champagne Region in Epernay, France, SPARFLEX has been serving the global wine industry for more than three decades with the design, production and marketing of superior packaging for still and sparkling wines, and spirits. With annual sales of more than $120M, the SPARFLEX Group maintains production facilities in France, Spain, Australia, and the U.S. For more information, please visit www.sparflex.com
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