Verreries Brosse makes new strategic step

An agreement has been signed by Verreries Brosse and Pariche Nigermat group, expected to enable greater responsiveness in terms of development and of innovation in decorative techniques.

Verreries Brosse has signed a partnership agreement with finishing specialist Pariche Nigermat group. “Decoration is a stand-alone trade which requires a very specific know-how,” explains Olivier Caspar, CEO of the Verreries Brosse, “and the Pariche Nigermat group undoubtedly has this know-how along with the comprehensive offer that we need to satisfy increasingly demanding customers in this area.”
This is a new milestone in the industrial development of the Verreries Brosse – validated by its owner, the Italian Group Zignago Vetro. The partnership agreement signed with the French company Pariche Nigermat specialized in finishing, should enable a greater responsiveness in terms of development and of innovation in decorative techniques.
Initially, in 1979, Gérard Pariche, the founder Pariche was an artisan. Its main activity was at the time centred on the decoration of bottles at home, on behalf of the biggest names in perfumery and glassmaking. In 1981, the Gérard Pariche Company was created with as a core business, frosting. Five years later, while still developing its own expertise, the Pariche Company created Nigermat, to complete its finishing activities services with finishing and sand blasting. 2004 saw the introduction of a second activity: lacquering.
Nigermat in partnership with Pariche is able to offer all types of finishing (screen printing, hot stamping, pad printing, sandblasting, decal application). To note that sandblasting is historically the first activity of Nigermat. Backed by more than thirty years of experience, the company produces prestigious perfume bottles using derivatives of this ancestral technique (Mechanical cleaning, Sand engraving).
The Verreries Brosse employ 370 people and currently has two furnaces running, under semi automatic and full automatic processes, with four production lines. It may be recalled that in March 2011, the Italian group Zignago Vetro had acquired the Polish glassmaker, Huta Szkla Czechy (HSC), a producer of bottles for the cosmetic, perfume, food and beverage industries. At the time, officials at Zignago Vetro had stressed on the huge potential of the Polish company: “located in a strategic geographic area, both because of the growth potential of the Polish market, but also because of its proximity to the traditional EU markets and high growing markets of Eastern Europe.” A factory which was also equipped last year, with a brand new lacquering line fully dedicated to perfumes and cosmetics, and that can come in support of the Verreries Brosse for large series. To note, among recent investments carried out by the Verreries Brosse, the operational implementation of programming software for decoration with the aim of carrying out a real-time management of information flows concerning orders with subcontractors. “Our development focus, explains Olivier Caspar is now more oriented towards innovation, responsiveness in development and in mastering logistics and in the development of new ranges of standards, particularly in cosmetics.”