February 9, 2021, at 3.30 p.m., Cristalerías Toro started the lighting of a new oven at its plant in Maipú, Chile. The first bottles should be produced in a couple of weeks.
Francisco Ruiz, general manager at Cristalerías Toro Spa, said, “This entire start-up process has been and will be supported by the technicians of the different suppliers that come from Germany, the United States, Colombia and Mexico. It has been a tremendous challenge for us to meet the dates we set for ourselves, since the travel restrictions imposed by the pandemic have demanded our ability to coordinate the different specialities and have everything ready to start operation of the furnace.
“The new furnace has a capacity of 300 tons per day, uses electrical energy from 100 percent renewable sources and will produce bottles with more than 60 percent recycled glass.
“With the commissioning of the Maipú furnace, we began a new stage at Cristalerías Toro and we invite you to be part of our future.”