The HEINZ-GLAS Group has commissioned a new glass melting furnace at its Kleintettau, Germany, location. The project involves investments of around 15 million EUR.
The latest generation of electric furnaces can produce high-quality perfumery glass, clear glass with a high PCR cullet content as well as opal glass. For more than 15 years, the opal glass in the group of companies was produced exclusively at the site in Dzialdowo, Poland, the fact that this is now also possible again at one of the German locations opens up further opportunities for the HEINZ-GLAS Group.
Carletta Heinz, owner and CEO of HEINZ-GLAS, said, “Technical progress in particular helps to overcome crises and create entrepreneurial perspectives. A certain amount of courage to try something new and then the necessary bit of luck are of course also part of it.”
Together with electricity from renewable sources and the new, highly flexible furnace technology available today, HEINZ-GLAS has now become one of the most sustainable glass manufacturers in the world. With the investment in the new special furnace, this path is to be continued.
The investment secures more than 120 jobs at HEINZ-GLAS and about the same number of jobs at suppliers in the region.