THE COMPANY

From 1885 to the present day

OUR VALUES

Located in Puglia, at the gateway to the Itria valley, Merak Spirits & Drinks is a leading company in the production of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

A constant search for excellence, customer satisfaction, innovation and respect for the environment are the values that drive the company in their continuous improvement process that is the foundation of our success.

Today, Merak Spirits & Drinks can boast an ideal combination of high-value production and reliable organisation, able to guarantee excellent price/quality ratio for the customer, a low lead-time, immediate availability and fast delivery.

Merak Spirits & Drinks has also drawn up and adopted its own code of ethics and regulations, through which it intends to spread an enterprise culture based on legality, transparency, ethics, correctness and observance of rules, as well as controlling each stage of decision-making and operational processes for corporate activity.

A SUPERIOR QUALITY PRODUCT

Talking about quality means offering real guarantees about the product’s characteristics, the correct execution of production process and compliance with applicable legal provisions.

This is why Merak Spirits & Drinks has dedicated significant resources to the design and implementation of quality, environment, food safety and workplace health and safety management systems.

The company is UNI EN ISO 9001, UNI EN ISO 14001, BRC and IFS certified.

TODAY JUST LIKE TIMES GONE BY

Back in 1885, the founder Giacomo Giannandrea’s maternal grandparents offered a delicious drink made from fresh almonds crushed in a large stone mortar, in a cafeteria on the walls of old Putignano. The young Giannandrea offered his help there, later continuing in the cafeteria belonging to his parents, Francesco and Maria Concetta. After the war, he opened his own coffee shop where, in the early 1950s, he experimented with the production of almond milk syrup, named Beltion (from the Greek word for “the best”), a product that was soon appreciated by consumers all over the south of Italy.

Over the years and with the passing of the generations, production at Merak Spirits & Drinks has increased its range of products and its export markets. First Giacomo Giannandrea and then his children Francesco, Angelo and Roberto have driven company growth, with the opening of a new production site equipped with latest-generation technological plants and a laboratory for the development and control of production, never forgetting attention paid to the products’ total quality.

Work culture, respect of traditions and internationalisation are the three inspiring principles that have guided and guide Merak Spirits & Drinks towards the challenges of the future.

Giacomo Giannandrea
founder of Liquorificio Beltion

Out production processes

Automation and efficiency

1885
135 years of history
and tradition

30
countries
worldwide

70+
non-alcoholic drinks, soft drinks,
liqueurs, spirits

OUR DISTRIBUTION

ALBANIA
AUSTRALIA
BAHAMAS
BOTSWANA
BRAZIL
BULGARIA
CAMBODIA
CANADA
CAPE VERDE
CHILE
COSTA RICA
DENMARK
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
FINLAND
FRANCE
JAPAN
GREAT BRITAIN
GREECE
HONDURAS
ITALY

KOSOVO
LIBYA
MALTA
MEXICO
MOLDAVIA
NEW ZEALAND
NETHERLANDS
PANAMA
POLAND
PORTUGAL
PRINCIPALITY OF MONACO
CZECH REPUBLIC
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
SPAIN
UNITED STATES
SOUTH AFRICA
SWITZERLAND
TANZANIA
URUGUAY