Glass Company in Kapiri Mposhi, Zambia, shuts down operations

The Eagle Glass Manufacturing Company closed down after barely one year of operation

Over 100 of the workers at Eagle Glass Manufacturing Company in Kapiri Mposhi, Zambia, have been made redundant, terminating contracts for all its employees, after the factory was closed.

Commenting on the situation, Eagle Glass Managing Director Zhi Zhao said, “We cannot cope with the pressure in the market because of cheap glass products imports and the impact of the Coronavirus.”

In January 2020 it was reported that Eagle Glass invested 15 million USD to set up a factory with a production capacity of up to 50,000 tonnes of flat and laminated glass annually, for both the national and international markets.

Eagle Glass hope to resume operations once business activity and production line issues are resolved, following which it hopes to re-engage employees who have been made redundant.