Guardian Glass: new float glass furnace in Luxembourg

Guardian Glass plans to replace a furnace in the Bascharage, Luxembourg, plant

Guardian Group will invest in a new float glass production line in Luxembourg, within the Bascharage production site. The existing furnace will be replaced at the end of 2022, and the new furnace is expected to be operational in 2023.

The new facility will improve energy efficiency as well as the overall environmental performance of float glass production, significantly reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions. This facility modernisation programme will receive investment aid for environmental protection from the Ministry of the Economy.

Guardian merged its two production sites located in Dudelange and Bascharage in 2020. As part of the investment programme, Guardian Glass will consolidate all of its production activities, including the Dudelange rolling mill in Bascharage.

Guus Boekhoudt, Executive Vice President of Guardian Glass and Managing Director of Guardian Europe, said, “The story of Guardian Glass in Luxembourg began 40 years ago in Bascharage with the group’s first float glass production plant outside the United States. Thanks to this new investment in Bascharage, glass production in Luxembourg will continue for the next 15 to 20 years. I would particularly like to thank the Luxembourg government, and in particular the Ministry of the Economy, for all the support given to the development of Guardian in Luxembourg.”