A STORY OF expansion
1974 // Our beginnings
In Milano Vetrerie Bruni makes its debut in the sector of glass bottles and jars for foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals and closures.
1992 // Continual evolution
The company specialises in the study of product packaging and adds new sectors: spirits, wines, oil and vinegar.
1997 // Conquering America
The first offices are opened in the United States and Canada.
2009 // The birth of Bruni Glass
The company changes its names from Vetrerie Bruni to Bruni Glass, in line with its international vocation.
// Debut in France
Bruni Glass France is constituted through acquisition of two French distributors: Tout pour la Cave and Verriere de Nice.
2014 // Growth in Italy
The company buys out Vetrerie Betti in Turin, a historic Italian business.
2015 // Spain beckons
The acquisition of Vidremar leads to the founding of Bruni Glass Vidremar S.L., the aim being to expand the product range and offer a more capillary services to the Iberian market.
2016 // Part of Berlin Packaging
Bruni Glass is bought out by Berlin Packaging - an American multinational and leader in the sector of glass, plastic and metal containers - thus uniting two international suppliers. In 2016, this new company posts a turnover of more than 2 billion dollars, and has over 100 sales offices and warehouses in North America and Europe and a portfolio exceeding 40,000 products: packaging in glass, plastic and metal, and closures.
2018 // Arrival in the UK
Berlin Packaging acquires the British company H. Erben Ltd., a supplier of closures, equipment and packaging for the food and beverage sector. The company is renamed Bruni Erben, a Berlin Packaging Company.
2019 // an extraordinary year with 5 important acquisitions.
1) Verrerie Calvet, today part of Bruni Glass France. Based in Aimargues, in southern France, this company specialises in the production of containers in glass and metal, and closures. It also offers customisation and decorative screen printing on glass.
2) Vetroservice, today part of Bruni Glass. This company dates back to the early twentieth century when its founders dedicated their activity to covering the famous Chianti wicker wine bottles. Its location in Umbria is strategic for the supply of glass bottles and jars to the food and wine market.
3) Vincap & Adolfse Packaging, important Dutch suppliers of packaging, and closure specialists. These two companies boast plenty of experience in the field of closures for food and beverage containers and pharmaceutical product packaging for clients in northern Europe.
4) Vidrimon, one of the main suppliers of bottles for olive oil and innovative glass containers in southern Europe. The company is based in the heart of Andalusia in Spain and it merged with Bruni Glass Vidremar to create the new Bruni Glass Iberia, leader on the Spanish market.
5) Novio Packaging Group B.V. based in the Netherlands. A transition that strengthens the Berlin Packaging plastic product range across Europe, expands the company’s presence in northern Europe and increases its expertise in the markets of personal care, pharmaceuticals, foodstuffs and sports nutrition.
2020 // The presence in Europe is strategically expanded
1) Northern Europe - Vinkova B.V. is a leading supplier of food products and drink glass packaging solutions, based in Bussum, the Netherlands. The Vinkova acquisition, for Berlin Packaging, is the completion of the range offered on the Dutch market.
2) South Europe - Repli, based in Barcelona, Spain, and Pentapackaging, based in Bergamo, Italy, will significantly expand the plastic packaging offering and the Berlin Packaging’s product portfolio for several key end markets, including industrial and specialty chemicals, food and beverage, household care, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals.
3) Italy - Newpack strengthens the glass packaging offering in the Italian wine sector. The Company was founded by a team of entrepreneurs experienced in glass packaging and the food and beverage markets, particularly the Italian wine sector.