Serbian Glass Factory has opened a new €20 million furnace for the production of glass containers in all colours.
Production line L5 has a capacity of 230 tonnes/day and was opened by Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic and Cvetan Vasilev, President of the Supervisory Board and majority shareholder of Corporate Commercial Bank’ Sofia.
The nominal capacity of the L5 furnace, including the four production lines, allows for the production of 180 million bottles and jars per year.
It brings the total amount invested in the site by majority shareholder - the international consortium of the ‘Glas Industry’ - has exceeded €105 million euros over the past 20 months.
For construction of the furnace and relevant production lines, refractory materials, machines and equipment were supplied by companies including Sorg, RHI, MSK and Bucher Emhart Glass.
Work on the site included additional civil engineering and architectural works and a transport bridge and elevator for the transportation of finished goods to the 6000m2 warehouse.
This provides direct transport of finished goods from the production lines to the warehouse through an enclosed area, protecting finished goods from the weather.