AGC Glass Europe to build major glass plant

AGC Glass Europe – Europe’s largest architectural glassmaker – has reportedly identified the site for the construction of a glassworks in the Omsk region of Russia. Development of the area will be carried out in partnership with the Government of the Omsk region.

AGC Glass Europe – Europe’s largest architectural glassmaker – has reportedly identified the site for the construction of a glassworks in the Omsk region of Russia.
According to the government of the region, the greatest interest is for land for industrial use in Kalachinskaya, near the border with the Novosibirsk area. This small town is located on the Trans-Siberian railway and road and, due to its rapid development in recent years, has contributed to the emergence of several major industries – glass plants, cereals, agricultural engineering, and more.
Kalachinsk is also attracting AGC’s interest due to the Kormilovskoe deposit of quartz sand – the main raw material for glass production. Development of the area will be carried out “in partnership with the Government of the Omsk region.”
AGC Glass Europe is part of Japanese Asahi Glass Company, which has plants in Europe, North and South America, India, Japan and Korea.