Nampak invests in bottle manufacturing

South African container glass manufacturer, Nampak Wiegand Glass, is to invest almost ZAR 500 million in rebuilding and expanding one of its furnaces at its glass bottle manufacturing facility in Joha…

South African container glass manufacturer, Nampak Wiegand Glass, is to invest almost ZAR 500 million in rebuilding and expanding one of its furnaces at its glass bottle manufacturing facility in Johannesburg. According to the company, Furnace 2, which was nearing the end of its useful life, will be rebuilt at a larger capacity and improved bottle-forming equipment will also be installed. “This will enable Nampak Wiegand Glass to meet customer demand and enter new markets from which it was previously excluded.” Commissioning has been planned for the first quarter of 2012. “Nampak Wiegand Glass is part of Nampak“s core metals and glass segment and this investment strengthens our position as a reliable supplier to the growing glass packaging market,” Andrew Marshall, Nampak CEO said.