SPECIALIZED IN THE MANUFACTURING OF CORK STOPPERS
GF Cork, Lda. is a Portuguese company specialized in the manufacturing of cork stoppers, supplying the markets of still, sparkling and spirituous wines, beer and cider. We are located in the North of Portugal, 20 Kms South of Porto, in São João de Vêr, Municipality of Santa Maria da Feira.
Founded in 1989, GF Cork, Lda. has initially been dedicated to the manufacturing of natural cork stoppers. About 20 years ago, following the new market trends which were being defined at the time, the company has made a progressive transition to the branch of technical and microagglomerated cork stoppers.
After a long time of research in the domain of Mechatronics Engineering, our company has developed an innovative system of production of agglomerated cork stoppers by individual moulding, technology which has been patented in 2013. This new technology confers unique mechanical properties to our cork stoppers, namely in the torsion parameters, recovery, liquid tightness and absorption/capillarity.
Our company values a good work environment, encouraging the values of cooperation, proximity and share of knowledge. As such, today we are a motivated and qualified team, engaged in the assumption of the aims of the company.
CORK IS A NATURAL SEALING MATERIAL WITH WINE BENEFICIAL ORGANOLEPTIC EFFECTS AND BENEFITS TO THE CONSUMERS HEALTH
SOLID PARTNERS, DIVERSIFICATION AND QUALITY
Our main purpose is to sell microagglomerated, agglomerated, technical and “champagne” cork stoppers of high quality to the bottling of still, sparkling and spirituous wines, beer and cider, in a good quality-price relation.
We are technically developed and equipped not only to produce cork stoppers, but also to accomplish the finishing procedures, such as: ink or fire marking, surface treatment and packaging.
The cork stoppers may, then, leave the factory ready-for-use.
In the first half of 2017, we had an export market share of about 65%. Not neglecting the national market, it’s an aim of the company to cover other markets in which it is not represented.
In order to attain that aim, we are recruiting commercial agents – mainly in the European markets, in the West and East -, motivated, adapted to each specific market and integrated in the values and culture of the company.