The groundbreaking ceremony for Egi MJG Float Glass’ first float glass manufacturing plant in Nigeria has taken place. This new plant is being set up to contribute in remedying the shortage of domestically produced float glass.
Egi MJG Float Glass, a joint venture between the Egi Community in River State, Mara Group, JS Group and Ghani Group, has announced the groundbreaking for its first float glass manufacturing plant in Nigeria.
Egi MJG Float Glass brings together international groups with complementary sector and local expertise to contribute in remedying the shortage of domestically produced float glass. Mara Group is a multi-sector conglomerate with operations in 19 African countries. JS Group is an industrial conglomerate with investments primarily in developing economies throughout Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Ghani Group is a leading glass manufacturer with plants in the UAE and Pakistan, and a total production capacity of over 300,000 tonnes.
The proposed plant is aimed at curbing Nigeria’s high dependence on imports from Europe, South America and China for float glass as domestic demand is increasing as a result of the country’s booming housing industry, and currently estimated at 360,000 tonnes per year.