Swiss Glas Trösch Group announced to plan the building of a new factory for float glass for architectural, building and solar panel industry in Stad Lommel, Belgium, on the 35-hectare brownfield of the former Philips Emgo factory.
The factory will offer 300 direct and about 1,000 indirect jobs. The investment is in the order of several hundreds of millions euro, first production is scheduled during 2025. The production volume will reach the equivalent of glazings for 300,000 housings a year.
As Donald Eshuis, project manager & CEO of Scheuten (part of Glas Trösch Group), stated,
“In the framework of achieving the European sustainability targets, glass is an important component. The new continuous float factory will supply mainly to flat glass processors & end-users in Belgium and surrounding countries, thus resulting in a significant reduction of CO2 and carbon in transport.”
The former Philips Emgo plant in Lommel has been chosen as location for the new state-of-the art float plant as an ideal combination of the presence of high quality sand (major raw material), availability of multi-modal transport facilities (water, road, train) and the availability of high skilled working force.
Glas Trösch Group was assisted in the search for the new float factory location by LRM (Limburg Regional Investment Company), VLAIO – Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT) and Stad Lommel
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