ASTIR Vitogiannis Bros S.A. is a leading crown corks manufacturing company with over 60 years of experience. Founded in 1953, initially as a small soft drinks bottler for the local market, ASTIR blossomed to a world renowned crown corks manufacturer for glass bottles of beer and beverages. The company owes its development to its in-depth knowledge of the product and manufacturing expertise, facilitated by its modern production facilities, combined with traditional values for excellent service and strong customer relationships.
Currently, ASTIR, with its state of the art facilities in the industrial park of Avlona, where it was relocated in 2004, enjoys a capacity exceeding 11 billion crowns per year. The company’s efficient and fast growing distribution network distributes crowns to more than 700 destinations globally, in more than 50 counties across 5 continents from New Zealand to California and South Africa to Ireland.
In July 2022, ASTIR Vitogiannis acquired from AB Inbev, the subsidiary of Coleus Packaging Proprietary Limited by a percentage of 74.99%.
Coleus has production facilities in the Republic of South Africa and supplies metal caps to breweries and beverage and soft drinks companies in South Africa and surrounding countries. In 2021 the Company produced more than 6.2 billion caps for its customers, including: AB InBev Group, Heineken, Distell, Diageo and Coca Cola, which make up 98% of its sales.
ASTIR's portfolio includes the largest beer and beverages bottling industries in the world, raising its sales revenue from exports activity to 90%. That’s why famous beer and soft drinks companies as well as exquisite, innovative and fast growing craft breweries choose to print their logo on ASTIR crown corks.