Caisserie Libournaise, located next to the famous wine region of Bordeaux, specializes in creating wooden containers for wine, and in the production of the innovative tippable pallet.
The raw material is top quality maritime pine, known for its durability. It is well dried and does not undergo chemical processing.
All products are certified by the PEFC, the most specialized forest-certification body in France, and comply with European directive norm NIMP15 for the deinsectization of wood.
The range of wooden packaging produced "to measure" for each client’s bottlesis great.
Wooden packaging for 1 bottle to 12 bottles, with 1 or 2 levels. With nailed or sliding lids or even caskets. There are three choices for inner partitioning: cellulose or wood partitions or guillotines.
Ultra-modern machinery makes possible precise, high resolution reproduction of the logo of each winery. There are many printing methods: classic wood burning, color wood burning, digital screen printing, gold foil stamping, four-color, etc.
In 2011, after two years of development, the Caisserie Libournaise started filing an international patent for wood packaging with an integrated bottle holding system.
Guillotines or other internal partitions are eliminated. The bottles are secured directly to the sides of the wooden cases in special cut-outs.
The presentation of the bottles but also the overall aesthetics of the wooden cases are significantly upgraded, while the ease and speed of putting the bottles in place during bottling is rendered particularly competitive.
The tippable pallet was invented by Caisserie Libournaise in 1998.
It allows the cork to get 100% of its initial dimensions into the neck of the bottle after corking. The pressure inside the bottle decreases due to the avoidance of air trapped between the cork and the wine or by the dissolving of CO2 in the wine, without degrading the properties of the cork.
In fact, with this equipment there is no penetration of the wine into the space between the neck of the bottle and the cork. Leaks that lead to a degradation of the quality of the wine are completely eliminated.
After corking, the bottles are placed upright in the tippable pallet, which is rotated 90 ° after 48 hours with the help of the metal turner. Pallets which have been turned on their sides may be stacked up to 5 levels.
Savings of around 20% of warehouse space are achieved, along with the man-hours required for storing, as well as replacement of supporting surfaces for upright bottles.
If we add to this the fact that a visitable wine cellar that is aesthetically pleasing to customers has been created, the tippable pallet emerges as an important link in the quality of the bottling process that maximizes results of the trilogy cork - bottle - corking.