Verallia inaugurates third furnace

Verallia’s third furnace at its Mendoza, Argentina plant, is dedicated to the production of still and sparkling wine bottles. It will lead to a 40 to 50% increase in production capacity and means Verallia is equipped to support the development of its clients in the wine world, especially in the exports market.

Argentinean president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner helped inaugurate Verallia’s third furnace at its Mendoza, Argentina plant, speaking via videoconference on the work accomplished by the Verallia teams and on the importance of the project to Argentina.
The third furnace, which cost USD 70 million (EUR 54 million), is dedicated to the production of still and sparkling wine bottles. Construction began in March 2011 and was completed during the second quarter of this year.
The site’s storage capacity for raw materials and cullet has also increased due to the construction of new silos (sand, limestone and soda ash).
It will lead to a 40 to 50% increase in production capacity and means Verallia is equipped to support the development of its clients in the wine world, especially in the exports market.