VOA, glass bottle manufacturer since 1896
The quality of our service accompanies each and every one of your orders, deliveries after deliveries. Today, in addition to the quality of its products and the complementary nature of its offer, VOA places great emphasise on the quality of its service, which, in the final analysis, is the only thing that really counts for each delivery.
Direct, individual relations with the entire sales team, a short decision-making circuit and fast answers appropriate to your needs are all part of our everyday life.
VOA is very much on a human scale and has always sought and developed special contact with its customers and partners. Proximity is a key part of our system, and we have set up a tight web of depots covering all the winemaking areas and developed a distributor network that is also there to serve you.
Always attentive to its market, VOA is constantly adapting its marketing and manufacturing to your changing needs.
In Carmaux, a power struggle broke out between glasswork staff and the owner of the factory, Eugène Résseguier, who dismissed 2 union delegates. Strikers are supported by Jean Jaurès, a promising local Member of Parliament. Workers decide to create their own work facilities.
Creation of VOA Glass-making of Albi.
In January 1896, a factory with a distinguished history, the Verrerie Ouvrière d’Albi, emerges thanks to private donation from all over France. Glass-makers solidarity keeps the factory afloat.
Glass-blown and semi-automatic manufacture of bottles. In 1928 VOA diversifies into glass blowing and “estagnons”, a hard activity put in the hands of the capable old glass blowers. The factory will be mechanized in the 30s in Albi.
VOA becomes a production worker's cooperative. From that moment onwards, it will be owned by the actual glassmakers, with its general assembly as the center of power.
Construction of the factory on the current site. In the plain of Albi, in Saint-Juéry, 3 huge furnaces erect.
VOA becomes the fourth largest French glass manufacturer.
VOA becomes a public limited company. The worker’s cooperative comes to an end but the spirit of the public limited company remains the same today.
VOA is bought by the Group Saint-Gobain and joins the packaging hub. This hub will be renamed Verallia.
The Group Saint-Gobain sells Verallia to Apollo and BPI.
Modernization of the 2 furnaces: After more than 2 years of studies and works and €46 million of investment, VOA’s production facilities are completely renovated. With this new equipment, VOA can count on extremely flexible and competitive manufacturing assets to serve its clients in France and elsewhere.