Kapiri Glass to resume production

KGMC (Kapiri Glass Manufacturing Company) has partnered with more than five equipment suppliers from Switzerland, Italy and Germany specialized in glassmaking equipment for the supply of new machinery, and expects to resume production in the third quarter of 2013.

Zambia’s Kapiri Glass Manufacturing Company (KGMC) is expected to resume production in the third quarter of 2013 after equipment is installed. According to company chairman Costain Chilala, the new machinery for the plant is expected to arrive early in 2013.
KGMC has partnered with more than five equipment suppliers from Switzerland, Italy and Germany specialized in glassmaking equipment.
Chilala said once the plant commences production it should create about 600 jobs for the local people in the area.
KGMC signed an USD 8 million loan agreement with the PTA Bank to revive the plant.
The plant will have an initial production capacity of 75 tonnes of glass a day and later expand to 100 metric tonnes per day.