Herti - Leading Manufacturer of Aluminium Screw Caps | An Outline of its Journey
Being 25 years on the market with constant growth and improvement of its products makes Herti a trusted partner for brand protection. Herti is a leading manufacturer of aluminium screw caps for different industries such as alcoholic beverages, wine, , mineral water, edible oils, pharmaceutical products. Each year Herti produces more than one billion aluminium, composite and plastic closures for almost every kind of bottle.
Last 3 years Herti followed a major investment program and different projects for increasing capacity and improving the health and working conditions in the factory. The company started to operate a new warehouse at the production site in Bulgaria. The building, covering 2 500 sq.m., has four loading platforms. It is equipped with wrapping machines, a reach truck and forklift trucks. The bar code readers and the software allow easy navigation and quick service. Besides the new warehouse Herti invested in a water treatment plant. The production plant is located in Pliska, Bulgaria. It is situated on 22 acres own land and 15 000 sq.m. production halls and facilities. New equipment for increasing capacity of 30x60 aluminium screw caps was installed, which gives the company more flexibility to meet customers’ needs for wine closures in terms of quantity and delivery time. Last year Herti introduced two more lines to boost capacity and give more decorating options and launched two new sizes of screw caps for the spirits sector: 20x12 and 36x52. The R&D and quality assurance department puts efforts to organize and to improve all processes connected with developing new products, explore new materials and technologies and implement them in production. Recently they developed a new olive oil pourer for smooth pouring of the liquid and improved the equipment to increase the capacity for producing olive oil closures.
In September 2018 Herti passed its ISO recertification and will implement the rules of ISO 9001-2015. The certificate is issued by SGS and is valid until September 2021. In March 2019 Herti passed recertification by the BRC/IOP standard and confirmed the highest “A” grade till 2020. Following its long-term policy of sustainability in quality assurance and customer satisfaction, Herti installed several vision control systems, allowing accurate quality inspection on high-speed running machines. The vision systems are part of the management program to continuously improve its products and processes to ensure the highest quality.
Herti sales its products on 6 continents in more than 50 different countries worldwide. 85% of the production goes abroad. Most of it is in Europe but Herti sells a lot to Australia, Russia, Asia and recently to the US. We have a strong growth in Germany and France and we expect big growth in North America through our new daughter company Herti US.
Sustainability is an important factor for every responsible business. Herti constantly invests in new technologies that boost energy efficiency. We use raw materials from suppliers executing ethical business practices. As SEDEX member we use responsibly sourced materials from suppliers with ethical business practices. We build long lasting relations with our customers and partners by individual approach and continuous development of innovative products.
Herti is an environmentally conscious company and is dedicated to the effective use of natural resources. Herti participated in the project “Young Energy Europe” – a part of the European initiative for climate protection EUKI. Four young employees of Herti were trained for effective use of resources, energy efficiency and mobility. The Team of Herti won the Special prize for Great commitment to the project, which will be executed in 2019. Europe” – a part of the European initiative for climate protection EUKI. Four young employees of Herti were trained for effective use of resources, energy efficiency and mobility. The Team of Herti won the Special prize for Great commitment to the project, which will be executed in 2019.