Serbian Glass Factory celebrated the opening of its new furnace in the presence of Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic and Cvetan Vasilev, President of the Supervisory Board and majority shareholder of Corporate Commercial Bank Sofia.
Serbian Glass Factory has opened a new EUR 20 million furnace for the production of glass containers in all colours.
The company’s L5 production line has a capacity of 230 tonnes/day and was opened by Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic and Cvetan Vasilev, President of the Supervisory Board and majority shareholder of Corporate Commercial Bank’ Sofia.
The nominal capacity of the L5 furnace, including the four production lines, allows for the production of 180 million bottles and jars per year.
It brings the total amount invested in the site by majority shareholder – the international consortium of the ‘Glas Industry’ – has exceeded EUR 105 million over the past 20 months.
For construction of the furnace and relevant production lines, refractory materials, machines and equipment were supplied by companies including Sorg, RHI, MSK and Bucher Emhart Glass.
Work on the site included additional civil engineering and architectural works and a transport bridge and elevator for the transportation of finished goods to the 6,000 sq.m. warehouse.
This provides direct transport of finished goods from the production lines to the warehouse through an enclosed area, protecting finished goods from the weather.