NAPA - ACH Foam Technologies, a large producer of plastic foam products for construction and packaging, has formed WineLoc Packaging Products in south Napa.
Denver-based ACH has been producing wine shipping materials for the last couple of years, distributing them to North Coast wineries, wine clubs and fulfillment houses via local distributors. Now the company is launching its own distributorship, WineLoc, with new wine-tailored packaging and plans for oft-requested packing options, according to sales representative David Nickloy.
"There are a few suppliers we've had relationships with for years. We saw an opportunity to enter the market," he said.
[caption id="attachment_14251" align="alignleft" width="144" caption="WineLoc is coming to market with a new version of the foam wine shippers, available in standup or laydown packs up to 12-bottle cases."][/caption]
In preparing to launch WineLoc, ACH heard from wineries three key demands for shipping materials: that they are totally recycled or recyclable, be "green" and control temperature extremes, according to Mr. Nickloy.