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Univerre

Univerre Pro Uva SA, with its 34 years of excellence, is a major national player in the world of glass packaging. A must in the distribution of glass packaging, a national leader in the industrial washing of glass containers and for decoration on bottles and table glasses, we offer our customers and partners the best packaging solution for each product.

Key figures

34

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

700

Choices of products

Verres

145

MILLIONS OF GLASS PACKAGES SOLD PER YEAR

100

COLLABORATORS

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Our mission, vision and values

Mission

Univerre offers each customer the best solution for glass packaging and table glasses.

Vision

Proximité

Excellence in Glass

Valeurs

Performance, excellence, proximity to the customer, transparency, environment and
durability & sustainability

Certifications

ISO 14001

Certifications ISO

ISO 14001 certification covers different aspects of environmental management:

  1. Identify the environmental impact of your activity and develop levers for action accordingly.
  2. Improve your environmental performance.
  3. Implement a systematic method that allows you to define and achieve environmental objectives and then be able to demonstrate that these objectives have been achieved.

ISO 9001

Certifications ISO
ISO 9001 certification is related to quality management. It sets organisational requirements for an effective quality management system:
  1. Management responsibility: required actions that establish management as the initial actor and which are permanent.
  2. Quality system: administrative requirements to safeguard the achievements. The notion of system is taken into account.
  3. Process: requirements for the identification and management of processes that contribute to the satisfaction of the parties involved.
  4. Continuous improvement: requirements for evaluation and commitment in terms of effective actions oriented towards progress.

Label Valais Excellence

Label Valais Excellence

The Valais Excellence Label was created to distinguish the most efficient and most socially responsible companies in Valais, taking into account their social and environmental role and wishing to strive for the constant improvement of their products and services:

  1. A company of Valais origin.
  2. A double certification of the company’s management (ISO 9001 certification for quality and ISO 14001 for the environment).
  3. A commitment by the company to make a civic approach towards the Valais and its inhabitants.

History

1984
Founding of Pro Uva SA by Isidor ELSIG and Fabio NASELLI.

1987
Founding of the company in the industrial zone of the Falcon Islands in Sierre. Establishment of a washing line capable of handling six million bottles. Construction of a 700 m2 hall for the storage of bottles. Acquisition of Martin Transports.

1989
Implementation of an internal and external communication policy and participation in various regional and national events.

1990
Acquisition of a new automated washing line with a capacity of 24 million bottles. Expansion of the storage hall.

1992
Inauguration of the new washing centre.

1995
Construction of a 1300 m2 storage hall.

1996
Setting up a second cleaning team. Creation of the Univerre Deco service: glass decoration and personalization of packaging.

1997
Obtaining ISO 9001 certification for Pro Uva. Presentation of the results of the study on adhesive labels to adhesive manufacturers and printers. 48 employees.

1998
Launch of the Univerre Pro Uva concept and two new services: First Glass and Pro Uva Marketing.
1998
1999
1999
Implementation of Magic, the new computerized order management system.
2000
Launching of the company’s website www.prouva.ch. Launch of www.winecity.ch, an Internet portal for wine in Switzerland. Creation of the Pro Uva Net service: creation of websites. Implementation of the Swiss German distribution platform in Effretikon. Renewal of ISO 9001 certificates.
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Univerre
2001
Implementation of the distribution platform for French-speaking Switzerland in Bioley. Global implementation of the MBO system at Pro Uva and Martin Transports.
2002
Setting up a gala evening on the occasion of Agrovina. Opening of a sales office in Effretikon.
2002
Martin Transports
2003
Obtaining ISO 14001 certification and ISO 9001:2000 certification. Installation of the fleetboard system on Martin Transports trucks. 60 employees.
2005
Opening of a 2500 m2 storage hall in Bioley-Orjulaz.
2006
Implementation of the Swiss-Italian distribution platform in Bedano, Ticino.
2008
Acquisition of Hupka SA in La Tour-de-Peilz and opening of Martin Italy Srl in Milan.
2009
Investment of production tools (screen printing) at Hupka SA and celebration of the 25th anniversary of Univerre Pro Uva SA.
2010
Univerre Deco (formerly Hupka SA) moves to the “La Vuagire” industrial area in Bioley-Orjulaz, where the bottle stock is also located. The surface area is 1500m2. Implementation of the 2nd Swiss German distribution platform in Aarau and new corporate identity with the new Univerre logo.
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Univerre
2011
Departure of Isidor Elsig. Fabio Naselli takes over 100% of the shares. Investment in a decoration line for bottles and drinking glasses (5 M). Creation of 9 jobs.
2013
Renovation of the washing centre in Sierre (1 M).