Since 45 years from now, MASILVA is positioned in the cork industry with a straight bond between nature and industry, betting on being an industry benchmark at quality level, customer service, technological innovation and awareness with sustainable development. Set by a continuous growth supported by new physical and personal structures, MASILVA stands for its entrepreneurship and confidence in the commerce of its product, the natural cork stopper. With the leadership assured for years to come by the management succession plan, the largest challenge is to extend to new geographies and make the customer realize the value added by using a natural cork and high position MASILVA brand as a model in the cork industry
(Founder and President)
The MASilva group was founded in 1972 by Manuel Alves da Silva, its current chief executive officer, when the company Manuel Alves da Silva was incorporated, as it was devoted to making natural cork stoppers. This is a family-run group with a strong financial dynamic and in-depth knowledge of the cork production sector.
In 1975, Manuel Alves da Silva first exported to France, by trading with local importers. In 1995, the group invested in a company laboratory, to meet the other demands of every market where it is active. In 1999, Manuel Alves da Silva invested in creating a company devoted to producing technical stoppers made of cork, hence the emergence of MASilva 2 Cortiças, Lda.
In 2000, the company underwent a new expansion phase regarding internationalization, with the setup of a local cork-finishing facility in the United States, MASilva Corks USA, LLP.
In 2002 MASilva France S.A.S. was incorporated as a strong investment in the German market, through an exclusive agent with a significant market presence. In 2004, as markets evolved, it increasingly made sense to vertically integrate the production chain, and so a considerable investment was made in creating MASilva 3 – Cortiças, Lda.
In 2005 and 2007, respectively, having obtained the ISO 22000 standard and purchased gas chromatography and mass spectrometer equipment for the company's own laboratory. In 2009, another step was taken toward internationalization, with the creation of MASilva Cortiças do Brasil Ltda., MASilva Corks Australasia, Pty, LLP and Importadora de Corchos MASilva Chile, Lda.
The year 2011 saw the incorporation of MASilva Garzón Espanha, SL, in order to meet the demand of local wine growers, thus enabling an more direct and effective expansion in the Spanish market, which had been dealt with through agents up to that point.
To meet the highest demands of the local wine market, by providing a better response in terms of quality and service to the client, the distribution unit MASilva & Garzón, S.L. announces the opening of their 2.000 m² new facilities located in Logroño, Spain.
Expansion of the raw material center M. A. Silva 3 Cortiças, Lda. on an additional 40 000 sqm of cork bark storage area (total 70 000 sqm).
M. A. Silva Cortiças do Brasil Ltda. accomplishes ISO9001 and ISO22000 certifications. M. A. Silva Corks USA (Santa Rosa, CA) facilities expansion in 8.000 sqm. This new unit uses exclusively solar power energy.
MASilva Portugal launches the OnebyOne technology in January 2016, offering customers the assurance of 100% TCA-free corks. This fully automated process is based on cutting edge gas phase spectroscopy and available for high end natural cork to seal ultra-premium wines. It inspects every single cork one by one to detect any trace of cork taint, leaving no margin of human error.
On July 20th, 2017, the new facilities dedicated to the production of technical and sparkling wine corks were inaugurated by the President and Founder of the MASILVA Group, Manuel Silva, and by the Mayor of Santa Maria da Feira, Emídio Sousa, in Mozelos - M. A. Silva 2 Cortiças, Lda.
With a unique position in the cork industry, MASilva guarantees full traceability of the production process since the tree until the final product.
Corticeira transformation is a sector with parchments established in the Portuguese industry and economy for at least two centuries. Inserted in this tradition by the hand of its founder and current executive president Manuel Alves da Silva, the MASILVA group has been dedicated to the production of natural cork stoppers since 1972. Progressively, over time, the various industrial units around the world have shaped the current group MASILVA, family-oriented, with a strong financial solidity and deep knowledge of the cork sector. At present, the group's main objectives are to consolidate its position in mature markets and reach new markets, encouraged by the greater value of its raw material, cork. The unique characteristics of cork are being valued more and more in the world, thanks to the growing sense of humanity to give preference to the use of products that guarantee sustainable environmental development.
Conceive, produce and supply to the market reliable corks that effectively seal bottles of wine and other alcoholic beverages, guaranteeing their organoleptic neutrality. Without prejudice to this assertion, the MASILVA group seeks legitimate economic results, not forgetting social responsibility at the level of local communities in the various parts of the world where it is physically present. The involvement of all stakeholders in the organization's value chain and its awareness of end-user food security and sustainable forest management is an integral part of our philosophy.
M. A. Silva 3 Cortiças, Lda.
Z.I de Alter do Chão
Lotes 47 e 48 - Apartado 100
7440-999 Alter do Chão
Tel.:+351 245 619 230
DPF – Indústria de Aglomerados de Cortiça, Lda.
Mata – Rio Meão
4536-906 – Paços de Brandão
Tel.:+351 227 471 290
Forestal Iberica M. A. Silva S.L.
C/ Polig. Carrascal, Parc 14
01308 Lanciego (Alava)
Tel.:+34 625 624 687
M. A. Silva Cortiças, Lda.
Rua Central das Regadas - Apartado 62
Tel.: +351 227 471 360
M. A. Silva 2 Cortiças, Lda.
Ruada Ronocar – N.º 160
Tel.: +351 227 471 360
M. A. Silva & Garzón, S.L.
Polígono de Carrascal.
Parcela nº 14, 01308 Lanciego
el.: +34 945 625 040
M. A. Silva Corks Australasia, PTY. LTD.
11 Bradmill Avenue
Rutherford NSW 2320
Tel.:+61 02 4932 0165
M. A. Silva Cortiças do Brasil Ltda.
Rua Érico Veríssimo, 50
Bairro Garibaldina - Garibaldi - RS
Tel.: +55 54 3463 8145
Importadora de Corchos M. A. Silva Chile, Ltda.
Santiago do Chile
Tel.: +56 998 223 902
M. A. Silva Corks (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
Room No.2031, HUA-OU
Aviation Support Center
Tianzhu Airport Industrial Zone
Shunyi District, Beijing 101312
Tel.: +86 186 1174 7939
M. A. Silva France S.A.S.
Z.I. La Coupe
29, Avenue Gustave Eiffel
11100 Narbonne, France
Tel.: +33 046 870 1934
M. A. Silva Corks USA
3433 Westwind Boulevard
Tel.: +1 707 636 2530 | +1 877 689 7676
Mit Kikk Gmbh
Europa Allee 8
Tel.: +49 6502 / 935980
Tel.: +43 4235 20904
Mobil: +43 676 5955971
K. M. Packaging Engineering & Agencies, Ltd
Mr. Kyriacos Modestou
P.O.Box 58540, Cy - 3735 Limassol Cyprus
26, Omirou Str., 3095 Limassol Cyprus
Tel.: +35 725 589 585
0171 Tbilisi, Geórgia
Tel.: +995 5 77 732929
Tapì S.p.A. Wine Division
Via Comello 4/B
36028 Rossano Veneto (VI)
Tel.: +39 0424 540077
Tel.: +41 793 482 517