SORG: rebuild of Gerresheimer furnace starts successfully

SORG was appointed to rebuild the Gerresheimer Furnace 2 at the plant in Lohr, Germany. Last reconstructed in 2009, the furnace had reached the end of its life cycle. The furnace building will be extended to fit new technology and extended production equipment. The furnace, regenerative chambers, feeders and the exhaust system are being renewed.
As well as meeting the highest requirements on flexibility, quality and sustainability in production, there is a great demand on time for the construction in general, all while managing mortar and refractory materials in a winter climate.

Gerresheimer’s Lohr facility manufactures every year around 1 billion units of type III glass in different colours, designs and filling capacities. The portfolio includes tablet jars, syrup bottles, dropper bottles and acid-resistant chemicals bottles.

The moulded glass range includes some 600 different articles ranging from 3ml to 4l in size for the pharmaceutical, food and beverages segments, although the majority of products manufactured are pharmaceutical containers.