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Industrial Bottle washing

With a capacity of 24 million bottles per year, Univerre is number 1 in Switzerland in industrial bottle cleaning. The bottle cleaning plant in the canton of Valais enables precise control of the entire process.
We guarantee the highest hygiene standards and use biodegradable products. Due to the constant microbiological controls and the positive eco-balance, Univerre is your excellent partner for industrial bottle cleaning.

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Advantages of industrial bottle washing

Here are some advantages for customers in the wine industry who opt for industrial bottle cleaning:

1. Consistency: Industrial bottle cleaning processes ensure consistent cleaning of bottles, regardless of their size or shape. This ensures that each wine is presented in a clean bottle, contributing to the quality of the product.

2. Hygiene: Industrial bottle cleaning systems use special cleaning agents and sterilisation techniques to ensure that bottles are free from bacteria and other contaminants. This is particularly important for wines that are stored for a long period of time and need to ensure the necessary hygiene.

3. Efficiency: Industrial bottle washing systems are able to clean bottles in large quantities quickly and efficiently. This speeds up the cleaning process and increases production capacity, which in turn leads to improved profitability.

4. Environmental friendliness: Industrial bottle washing systems are often more environmentally friendly than conventional cleaning methods because they use less water and detergent. This not only protects the environment, but also reduces operating costs.

5. Traceability: Industrial bottle cleaning systems are often equipped with traceability features that allow customers to track the cleaning process of their bottles. This creates transparency and trust between customers and wine producers.

In summary, industrial bottle washing offers numerous benefits to the wine industry, including consistency, hygiene, efficiency, environmental friendliness and traceability. Customers can be confident that their wine is presented in clean and hygienic bottles, which in turn contributes to higher quality and a better customer experience.

Industrial bottle cleaning: Sustainable and good for our environment

In view of the current energy crisis, there are several decisive reasons to opt for industrial bottle cleaning in the wine industry:

Energy efficiency:
Industrial bottle cleaning systems are usually more energy efficient than conventional cleaning methods. They use less energy to achieve the cleaning result, which leads to a reduction in energy consumption and operating costs.

Industrial bottle cleaning systems can be more environmentally friendly than traditional cleaning methods as they often use less water and detergent. This can help reduce the carbon footprint and improve the sustainability of the wine industry.

Industrial bottle washing systems are usually automated and require less human labour. This reduces energy consumption as less energy is needed to run machines and equipment.

Industrial bottle washing systems are able to clean large quantities of bottles quickly and efficiently. This allows production capacity to be increased without a proportional increase in energy consumption.

The importance sustainability for your company

Recycling and reusability are crucial factors in today’s world where sustainability is becoming increasingly important. This trend highlights the growing importance of recyclability as an indispensable characteristic of packaging. But, while recycling is essential, it’s not always the most sustainable option. Reusability is equally important in reducing waste and promoting a circular economy.

The Mckinsey Study conducted by Felix Grünewald and Markus Play, associate partners at McKinsey & Company Switzerland, recently provided an insightful overview of global surveys on the packaging industry. Their presentation highlighted the increasing demand for sustainability at all stages of the packaging value chain as the most important trend directly impacting the industry.

The growing awareness of sustainability, particularly among Generation Z (those born between 1997 and 2012), is leading to more conscious decisions about sustainable packaging when selecting products to purchase. This shift is reflected in the MCkinsey study, which reveals that both Generation Z and its predecessor, Generation Y, are increasingly willing to pay for sustainable packaging options. Implying that glass packaging really is the future.

At a time when the importance of sustainability is more apparent than ever, McKinsey’s study shows that sustainable packaging has become a critical factor for many consumers. This trend is driving companies in the packaging industry to focus more on sustainable materials and processes to meet the needs of a more environmentally conscious market.

These insights underscore the importance of choosing packaging wisely. As companies navigate the evolving landscape of packaging trends and regulations, it’s important to stay attuned to consumer preferences and to make informed choices that prioritize sustainability and meet consumer expectations. By doing so, companies can not only meet regulatory requirements but also build trust and loyalty among customers who are increasingly prioritizing sustainability in their purchasing. Therefore, our bottle cleaning services offer an excellent solution for businesses that want to reduce their environmental impact.

EU regulations concerning plastic use

The Single-Use Plastic (SUP) Directive is an EU regulation aimed at reducing the consumption of single-use plastic products, such as cutlery, plates, straws, and cotton buds. The Directive also requires member states to take measures to reduce the consumption of other single-use plastics, such as food containers and beverage cups.

The SUP Directive can influence a company in several ways. Firstly, companies that produce and sell single-use plastic products will be affected as their products will be subject to the regulations of the Directive. These companies may need to modify their products or find alternative materials to comply with the requirements of the Directive.

Secondly, companies that use single-use plastic products in their operations, such as packaging materials, may also be impacted. These companies may need to find alternative materials or reduce their use of single-use plastics to comply with the regulations.

Lastly, the SUP Directive can also influence companies by creating new business opportunities for those that provide sustainable alternatives to single-use plastics. Companies that offer reusable or recyclable alternatives may see an increase in demand as consumers and businesses seek to reduce their environmental impact.

In summary, the SUP Directive can influence a company by requiring them to modify their products or find alternative materials to comply with the regulations, reducing their use of single-use plastics in their operations, and creating new business opportunities for sustainable alternatives.

Sustainability is a priority at Univerre

At Univerre, we don’t just talk or write about sustainability, we live it out every day.

Glass products in all our offices:

In our offices we drink exclusively from glass bottles, glass drinking glasses and even glass cups. PET bottles are not welcome guests. (Put photos of these products)

The vision of Zero Paper in the offices

We strive to keep paper consumption as low as possible. Only some departments of Univerre still have some papers. Otherwise it is called: Zero Paper.

Solar installation at the headquarter

During the construction of the new headquarters in 2022, great care was taken to use natural materials. Also, the roof was completely equipped with solar panels that have an estimated annual production of 247’000kW/h.

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