Smurfit Kappa hits impressive milestone with four billionth Vitop tap

May 31, 2018

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Smurfit Kappa has produced its four billionth Vitop tap.


The Vitop tap occupies the number one position in the world for wine taps and has revolutionised the Bag in Box system. The Vitop tap quickly grew in popularity due to its tamper proof design and high oxygen barrier which provide extended shelf life and product freshness.



Tests on the Vitop tap have revealed it to have a leak rate of just one in five million, a key contributor to its industry leading position. To reach such high standards, each tap is individually tested under rigorous quality control standards. Ease of use has also contributed to its global appeal as it requires little effort to obtain a regular flow rate and is self closing.



Didier Pontcharraud, CEO of Vitop (Smurfit Kappa), said: ‘Vitop stands out for its reliability, service and dynamism. There is only one tap that can claim an almost zero leak rate and thanks to our team working with great expertise, skill and passion, we can offer an excellent product, every day and throughout every part of the world.’


The impressive milestone was reached in its plant in Alessandria, Italy. Since its invention, Vitop has successfully branched out to offer a range of complementary products including the Bag in Box connector, Bag in Box handles and Hydrotap, Vitop Compact.



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