Staff at the old plant received offers to transfer to the new site in 2018
O-I will close its Envigado plant in Colombia and build a new furnace in its Zipaquira site. In a letter to employees the glass manufacturer said staff would be offered the opportunity to transfer to the Zipaquira site, while the administrative staff will be transferred to a new location near the current location in Envigado.
The letter stated, “We want to ensure that our operation in Colombia continues to be competitive, sustainable and renewable for the future. As a result, we have made the decision to close the Envigado plant during the second half of 2018 and to construct a new furnace in our Zipaquira plant in Cundinamarca.”
The Envigado plant has operated for more than 70 years. O-I said the plant would work to the highest standards of safety, quality, productivity and cost until the last day that the plant operates.