Verrerie Ouvrière d’Albi, which everybody here knows as VOA, was established in 1896 on the initiative of Jean Jaurès
. True to the principles of the great politician, VOA has always put the workers at the heart of the industry
. "Quality staff make quality glass" is the motto of the company, which employs nearly 300 people.
Giant furnaces, molten raw material, colourful sparks… On a tour of this plant, which is part of the industrial heritage of Midi-Pyrénées, you will see the manufacturing processes that today are used to produce a million bottles a day
VOA bottles, which are exported to some twenty countries, are mainly made from recycled glass
. Following the production lines in the plant, you will also see how these bottles stand out because of their many colours
, in a range that includes cinnamon, russet, extra-black and extra-white.