Today, the Sparflex Group includes a number of companies specializing in Design, Foils, Wire Hoods, Capsules and Labels in France, Spain and the USA. Each has successfully maintained and improved its skills with a shared objective: “to apply our strengths in providing responses and propositions to assist our clients in their own creation of added value.”
Le Muselet Valentin
As the only company producing wire hoods in Champagne and France, Valentin designed the modern wire hood, which was developed when the production lines of the Champagne Houses were automated in the 60s.
In 1998, the Valentin Group’s wire-hood business was saved by Sparflex, which successfully preserved its historic skills and laid the foundations for its technological progress, while protecting the culture of the plant, which provides its clients with fine articles, genuine precision parts that convey and enhance their image. Le Muselet Valentin’s unique skills have won it listing as an ‘Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant’ (Living Heritage Company), which also recognizes the work of its staff, who all play their part in ensuring the quality of its products and the preservation of its knowhow.
Founded in the Rioja district of Spain in 1990, Rivercap SA has a special place among the world’s leaders in secondary-closure capsule production for Wines and Spirits. The dynamic corporation joined Sparflex in 2010. It is equipped with the most innovative technology, enabling it to supply the market with unique, tailored products. It produces Pure Tin capsules for the most distinguished Wines and Spirits, along with aluminum and aluminum complex capsules and screwcaps.
Linea is a Packaging Design agency specializing in Wines and Spirits. Our receptivity, skills and personalities give us a unique proficiency and an authoritative voice in our profession. We offer an expert vision of the markets and a contemporary, committed approach to Packaging Design.
35 years of packaging innovation, 35 years of product conceptualization, unique industrial relationships related to our knowledge of prestige brands: all these things enable us to meet new challenges efficiently.
Litho-Bru designs high-end labels, boxes and cases and is firmly established in the Cognac, Champagnes and Spirits market. Its partnership with Sparflex, which began in 2007, together with investments in production equipment, have contributed to the increasing role the printing works plays in the still and sparkling wines market.
CNP / Vintacap
In 2010, Sparflex took over the foil business of Canals and set up the Canals Newpack Packaging company in the heart of Catalonia (Spain), the region where Cava is made. Its product ranges and industrial equipment are adapted to the expectations of the local market, which are different to those in France. Market penetration has gone well thanks to a more sophisticated product offer with superior standards of quality and the promotion of consumer awareness of the fundamental role of packaging.
In 2014, CNP’s dynamic development was enhanced by the creation of Vintacap in partnership with Dismol, traditional producer of foils in Catalonia.
In 2006, Sparflex invested several million euros to set up production of the main material used to produce foils and capsules: complex. It chose the cleanest rather than the simplest or most economical technology.
Today, Sparflex operates totally independently and can supply all its subsidiaries from its Dizy plant. Introduction of the complex equipment has given a boost to Research and Development and provides our clients with access to unique technologies: Creative Line, Soft Line, Absolute Green Line, the ‘Easy Dizy’ opening system, etc.