An additional segment
of this growing company includes:
An important component of E. C. Robins International is
found in the wine industry, where, for more than 25 years, E.
Claiborne Robins, Jr. has actively researched fine wines, particularly
in France, Germany, and Italy. His developed, keen sense of product
quality, in-depth knowledge of production and vintification, as well
as relationships with a long list of well known producers, shippers,
and negociants, resulted in the establishment of a wine importation
business in 1990. Fine wines, represented by a number of producers,
are available to distributors across the United States through E.
C. Robins International, Inc.
Wine retailers and restaraunts in Virginia are served
by ECRI's wine distribution services through its subsidiary, "The
Robins Cellars". Offering a broad selection of quality,
affordable wines from smaller yet notable producers, both domestic and
foreign, The Robins
Cellars fills an important niche market with alternatives
to the mass produced, often mediocre wines. Equally important, The
Robins Cellars provides the personal, dedicated, and thorough
services most valued by quality retailers and restaraunts.
Beginning with the efforts of Albert Hartley Robins, who
started the apothecary shop shown here
in the 1800's, there has been a long standing tradition and commitment
by the Robins family to provide valued products for the betterment of
consumers' health or lifestyle. E. C. Robins International,
Inc. was founded in January, 1990, by E. C. Robins, Jr., as a tribute
to his father (pictured on the tri-cycle at left) and in celebration of
the family's 124 years in the pharmaceutical industry.
For those who know E. Claiborne Robins, Jr. personally, the founding of
E. C. Robins International, Inc. was
no surprise. He entered the pharmaceutical business in 1968, where he
"worked his way" through a major company. Gaining "hands-on"
experience through 17 corporate departments and production operations
he learned the critical details of producing products whose names have
become household words in the U.S. and over 100 countries. He assumed
the position of President & CEO of A.H. Robins Company in 1978, where
for 12 years he charted a course of excellence and growth for the company,
and the family legacy. Under his active leadership, sales increased by
over 200% to $939 million in 1989.
Once again, ...the activities of E.C. Robins
and this family, demonstrate they are in business .....for life. So, whether
your business interests are related to "health or lifestyle"
, E. C. Robins International, Inc. may have
the right products or services to assist in your success and your enjoyment
during the journey.
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