Cermer, a life story dedicated to ceramic packaging
Join us to travel back in time to the beginnings of a family company devoted to the production of ceramic packaging solutions.
Welcome to Cermer
Cermer is in a constant pursuit of innovation in an industry where technology and creativity are at the core of a successful business. These two qualities are essential in developing the most refined skills to convert clay, one of the most abundant raw materials into tailor-made packaging solutions. This is a story born with the vision and enthusiasm to give clay an unchallenged potential to be transformed into beautifully designedpots. Welcome to the world of ceramics.
Cermer's early years
More than thirty years ago, this company located in a ceramic hub, not far from the shores of the Mediterranean Sea in Spain, started producing. It was in 1989 when the first ceramic ice cream container left the factory to be distributed to restaurants, hotels and other retail industries. From the very beginning, Cermer combined traditional and local knowledge of ceramics with an industrial mindset.
Only four years later, in 1993, the company revolutionized the dairy market with an outstanding innovation: a pioneering ceramic pot with patent glazing technology. This year was also the beginning of a new chapter for Cermer: the initiation of business relationships with large international companies such as Nestlé. Just three years later, Cermer’s global growth strategy would reach leading retail clients from all over Europe.
A shared history of innovation, technology and constant advances in the field of ceramic food packaging
A new decade, a new technology
With the arrival of the 21st century, Cermer reaches an important milestone in its technological progress: the production of the first cadmium-free and lead-free glazes suitable for the food industry. This breakthrough demonstrates Cermer's absolute commitment to food safety, innovation and ceramic packaging.
During the following years, the company’s international expansion continues operating in new markets such as Russia, the United States and Australia. More and more clients start to adopt Cermer's packaging solutions as the perfect choice to communicate the authenticity of their products.
The increasing consumption of new food products and the evolution of eating habits is a fresh opportunity for the company to broaden its concept of packaging differentiation. In 2009, the production of individual ceramicpots for new food segments such as ready-meal products or dipping sauces begins and is completed in 2012 with the new ramekins shape. That same year the company makes a technological leap forward that enables them to reduce the weight of its containers. The following achievement we celebrate is 360º engraving, which significantly increases the possibilities of custom packaging. Cermer’s expertise and determination to innovate are endless.
Sealing technologies and a second production unit
Cermer’s story cannot be completed without mentioning year 2016 when the successful research and development team launch our Heat Sealing Technology (HST). This improvement provides high value-added activity, guarantees the quality of our client’s products and increases demand. To ensure its success, a second independent production plant opens. This state-of-the-art factory complements Cermer services and guarantees on-time delivery. The combination of the two independent factories offer 237,000 square feet of equipment and leading-edge technology.
Cermer has recently been immersed in a cultural and managerial transformation with a clear vocation for international growth. The company recognizes itself as a leader in ceramic technology and is keen to share its know-how and innovative culture to high-value markets.
The company’s history would be incomplete without our clients. They are our driving force to keep us advancing. We work with each of our clients every step of the way. Not only by determining what type of packaging they need, but also tailoring production and ensuring process completion. The history of Cermer is a shared history with our clients’ success.
Ceramic pots with a universal appeal that supply the world with new technologies