The Italian company consolidates its position at European level

CDS group, active in the manufacturing  of plastic caps and closures for the  beverage industry, including CDS Srl in Piacenza Italy, Viroplastic in Calenzano Italy, Viroplastic CZ in Czech Republic, Manufacturas Inplast in Spain and Viki Plast in Poland, acquired in January 2021 , creates the new Wisecap® brand.

The new brand.

The introduction of the new image of the Group reflects the growth and innovation process that has been going through a consolidation phase in recent years. The name Wisecap® is the expression of the experience gained in the production of plastic caps for the Beverage industry, with over 40 years of presence on the markets and continuous investments in innovation and technology.

A path of continuous growth.

Established in the 70s as an active industry in the production of various kinds of plastic items, it subsequently specialized in products intended for food contact such as cutlery, plates, trays, glasses and base-cups for PET bottles. In the 90s, CDS enters the segment of plastic caps for plastic bottles. In 2007, with the acquisition of Viroplastic based in Calenzano Italy, CDS becomes a major player at a national level. In 2013, with the acquisition of Viroplastic CZ in Czech Republic, Wisecap® enters the European market with a further increase of its manufacturing capabilities. In 2017, with the entry into the share capital of the Private Equity fund Taste of Italy and the acquisition of Manufacturas Inplast, Spanish market leader in the same core business of CDS, the Group consolidates itself as a European reference in the supply of plastic closures.

In the early days of 2021, despite the global pandemic, Viki Plast, a manufacturer of caps for water cooler dispensers based in Poland, joins the Group: this acquisition is part of the strategic plan targeting market expansion and diversification of the Wisecap® Group.

Sustainability first of all.

“In this path of growth and consolidation of the new Wisecap® Group – comments the CEO and Group Chairman Alessandro Delfanti – we have recognized the values that have guided us since the birth of our company, contributing to building an important European reality: sustainability, skills and Group policy sharing. Thanks to the people who work in Wisecap®, we have been able to offer cutting-edge solutions for the Beverage sector: weight reduction and ease of use are the main features of the products that best represent the value of sustainability. Thanks to our technicians in the Research & Development department, we are always focused on the changing needs of consumers and on the respect of the environment. “

Innovative solutions.

Wisecap® offers diversified solutions to meet the highest standards required by this dynamic and innovative market. The Group is well recognized for the quality of its products, after-sales service and its attention to research and development. Wisecap® is also one of the leaders in the supply of plastic closures for the dairy industry and provides solutions for aseptic filling and pasteurized products. Wisecap® closures are specifically manufactured to preserve the freshness of products and fully meet the requirements of this market segment.

Wisecap® european leader with local roots.

Numbers:

5 Production plants (IT – CZ – ES – PL)

75 production lines

42.500 sm available area out of which more than 50% dedicated to production areas

255 Employees

More than 400 customers.