Torrent Group: 100 Years Of Innovation
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Torrent Group: 100 years of innovation

The Torrent Group has been providing closure solutions for the olive oil (EVOO), alcoholic drinks and wine sectors worldwide 100 over years. We reached our first centenary in 2018, never more grateful to our loyal customers for their support.  This would not have been possible without the unprecedented commitment of a team of professionals dedicated to doing the job well.

 

The history of the Torrent Group is linked to innovation and constant excellence in the search for “Ad Hoc” closure solutions. In fact, we are the leading manufacturer in the world of non-refillable stopper dispensers for EVOO, and the second for liqueurs and spirits.

 

Our journey began with cork stoppers over a hundred years ago. They were cylindrical and conical and evolved towards different and original alternatives, such as bartop stopper closures.

 

Then we offered the first measures of protection and security for the food industry, treating the stopper with paraffin and applying hot glue. Furthermore, in the following years, incredible decorative techniques for closures were developed, setting a distinctive new trend.

 

Torrent Group began to improve its range of products in the 1970s by providing customers with other alternative products. This time, aluminium became the focus for a new kind of closure solutions. We were the leaders of a complete revolution that caused a very positive change in the non-refillable closure sector. We incorporated and developed all the technology required in order to offer our customers the aluminium screw cap.

1918
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The first cylindrical caps made of natural cork
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1940-1950
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Market introduction of cork bartop stoppers with wooden crowns.
Manufacture of the bartop stopper model: a cork cap can be removed by hand without the need for a corkscrew

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1955-1957

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For the first time, the plastic crowns of the bartop stoppers are customised. A revolutionary product is launched on the market.
Development of new materials for bartop stoppers. Combination of cork and plastic
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1958
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First injection machines
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1960-1962
New food safety standards with the incorporation of paraffin to isolate impurities and facilitate capping
The first company to use hot glue when gluing cork, solving the organoleptic problems posed by the adhesives in use until then

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1970
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Launch of the first short pilfer-proof aluminium cap

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1972
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Study, patent and release of the internal non-refillable cap. Expansion of the range with the launch of the long aluminium screw cap

1972 | Grupo Torrent España
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1973-1974
Launch of the extra-long aluminium screw cap
Incorporation of the first lateral decoration equipment

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1982-1990
Design, development and launch of the cap dispenser drop-stopper for olive oil
Patent development and launch of the first non-refillable 100% plastic interior

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1992-1998
Incorporation of computer vision in quality control production equipment
Development, patent and launch of the first non-refillable 100% plastic cap with guarantee seal

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1999-2002
First company to apply the hot-foil decoration technique on aluminium caps
Incorporation of drying technology with inks using UV light

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2004-2009
Implementation of more ecological and efficient production processes. Implementation of EcoMachine
Development, patent and launch of the Captor model. Innovation in safety and improvement to the aesthetics of non-refillable caps

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2010
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Start-up of Tapas de las Américas (TDA), our headquarters in Colombia

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2010
Development, patent and launch of the V90 model with telescopic dispenser/drop-stopper

2010 | Grupo Torrent España
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2011
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Development, patent and launch of the Sintra model. Innovation and high protection for markets at high risk of fraud or counterfeiting, with a new opening experience

Opening of Torrent-RU

2011 | Grupo Torrent España
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2012
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Inauguration of the new Lithography Plant (Metallography). Development, patent and launch of the NipTop model. New experience of reduced cost and easy application cap opening.

2012 | Grupo Torrent España
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2012
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Start-up of the Alisha Torrent Closures (ATC) production plant in India

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2015-2016
Opening of the I+D+i Centre, Torrent Innova
Start-up of the distributor, Torrent Mexico
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2017
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New expansion and location of the production plant in India (ATC).
Inauguration of the new Torrent Group factory in Kenya (TEAL)

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2018
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Celebration of the First Centenary of Torrent Group.

Acquisition of Herederos de Torrent Miranda.
Celebration of the First Centenary of Torrent Group.
Acquisition of Herederos de Torrent Miranda.

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2019
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Inauguración de las nuevas oficinas del Dpto. Comercial en España.

2019 | Grupo Torrent España
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Torrent Group: Non-refillable stoppers

 

At that time, the first non-refillable valve was developed. Combined with an aluminium stopper, it offered the maximum anti-counterfeit security available on the market.

 

In the last twenty years of the 20th century, Torrent modernised its technology, developed new models and obtained different patents.

Torrent Group: R + D +

 

Torrent Group entered the 21st century with this investment in R+D+I. Research, Development and Innovation (R + D + i) have been key factors in our becoming a leading company in the closure sector.

 

In the last decade, our international expansion has been remarkable, with factories opened in India and in Africa, and new distributors recruited in Mexico, Russia and Colombia, in addition to over 25 companies with whom we already work.