CRISTALPET is a company dedicated to the manufacture of preforms of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) by injection, returnable and non-returnable bottles through the blowing process. It supplies the packaging market for carbonated drinks, juices, mineral water and oils, as well as the HDPE (high density polyethylene) caps market.

Belonging to the Cristalerías del Uruguay group, CRISTALPET has inherited the concern to preserve the excellence in its products, through the permanent investment in high technology equipment, rigorous quality controls, and a constant concern with the more than 500 people who give life CRISTALPET, which has made our company one of the leading PET preform manufacturers in the region for more than 100 years.

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The leadership obtained by our company and the values ​​that sustain it, are the result of fidelity to a history that began more than 100 years ago.


Italian immigrants, specialists in the manufacture of glass packaging, founded the family business in a modest location in Montevideo, Uruguay.


Creation of the company “S.A. Cristalerias del Uruguay”


The first factory is inaugurated, starting the development, growth and permanent innovation plan.


Pioneers in the production of Bakelite articles (one of the first thermoset synthetic polymers of the time), as a complement to their glass products and lids for bottles.


The first automatic machines are introduced, destined to the manufacture of glass bottles for beer and refrigerants.


The first policies aimed at expanding the welfare of its officials and family are adopted.

The first exports to the neighboring markets of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay begin to be realized, achievement by which later it would obtain the prize to the biggest sectorial exporter.


The bi-oriented PVC technology is introduced in the plastic sector, founding the company CRISTALPLAST S.A.


With a new step towards the diversification of the company, and breaking into the PET packaging market, CRISTALPET was founded, which would later become the most important company of the Cristalerías Group.


Committed to the environment, created ECOPET, a company dedicated to the recycling of PET packaging.


Result of a strong positioning in the Brazilian market, CRISTALPET BRASIL was created in the state of Pernambuco, with an industrial area of ​​more than 53,000 square meters.


Incorporation of technology for the production of UCL lids.


Consolidating the regional expansion, CRISTALPET SUL grows in the state of Santa Catarina, forming the necessary synergy to better meet the needs of our customers.

our differentials

A factory with advanced technology in the plastic industry whose mission is to satisfy the requirements of local and regional customers with high quality products at low cost, taking care of the environment and following the safety rules. Its industrial and commercial strategies are:

Competitive market

Consolidation and expansion at a regional level based on permanent updating, and maintaining a strong alliance with customers and suppliers.


Quality Management System certified according to ISO 9001-2000. Optimizing production processes and total control of production.


Investments in Environmental Management of the PET packaging recycling unit. Active participation in the activities that care for and promote care for the environment.

Management and technical direction

Maintain high standards of excellence and quality, respecting the rules and good market practices.


CRISTALPET is a factory equipped with the most modern technology of the plastic industry, basing its mission on meeting the requirements of its customers, with high quality products at the lowest possible cost and with the higher respect for the environment and safety standards.

Consolidation of market shares and regional growth, based on permanent modernization and strong commercial alliance with customers and suppliers. A powerful management system that allows the optimization and control of production processes, and the continuous improvement of efficiency in the processes of quality, environment, safety and occupational health.

A permanent human capacity to guarantee the working methods and conditions that promote the motivation and participation of human resources in the company's growth process, taking care of the health of the workers and being a reference for the community. Active participation in activities related to the promotion and care of the environment.


CRISTALPET has an infrastructure of more than 80,000 square meters built, intended for production and storage.
In our units, more than 30 injetion machines of last generation for the production of preforms, 4 injetion machines for the manufacture of caps, 6 blow molding lines for the manufacture of bottles, and the certifications of quality ISO 9.000 and FCC 22.000, ensure the excellence in a wide range of products that seek to satisfy, in an integral way, the needs of our customers.