Vitro Cristalglass supplies windows for Madrid International Airport

Mexican glass giant Vitro, S.A. de C.V. announced that its Spanish subsidiary, Vitro Cristalglass, has been selected to provide more than 50,000 square meters of glass for the new Satellite Building o…

Mexican glass giant Vitro, S.A. de C.V. announced that its Spanish subsidiary, Vitro Cristalglass, has been selected to provide more than 50,000 square meters of glass for the new Satellite Building of the International Airport of Barajas in Madrid, Spain. According to the Mexican company, Vitro Cristalglass was chosen for the project, currently under construction, because of its experience in the construction of large icon buildings, and its high quality and service standards. Vitro Cristalglass will provide SOLARLUX and AKUSTEX brand glass for the building“s facade and domes, which will be installed by Alcotan-Uniseco, Inasus, Aluminios Vical and Estrumaher. The Madrid Airport complex“s new construction site is part of the “Barajas Expansion Plan,” involving the development of two large sites: the new terminal, which is under construction; and the runway expansion project, which is in the environmental impact authorization process. According to Jesus Mendiluce, Construction Project Chief, the new terminal will fulfill projected passenger and flight requirements through 2020. President of Vitro Cristalglass Javier Prado said “we are proud to share our significant experience in this important architectural site for Spain and the world. We will continue to increase our presence in Europe and contribute to our core businesses“ selective growth strategy”. The Satellite Building, which is located on the northern side of Barajas Airport, will cover more than 273,000 square meters and have 26 boarding gates. The winning project design was developed by architects Richard Rogers and Antonio Lamela, and built by Dragados, Obras y Proyectos, S.A., and OHL, S.A. In addition to this important project, Vitro has participated in the construction of key Icon buildings worldwide, such as the Oceanographic Museum in Valencia, Spain, the Walt Disney Conference Hall in Los Angeles, the Winter Garden Atrium in New York, and the Torre Mayor in Mexico City. Vitro Cristalglass is a fabricator, distributor and marketer of architectural and construction flat glass products and has five facilities in Spain: three flat glass production plants in Camponaraya, Villadecanes (province of Leon) and Fuenlabrada (Madrid province); and two distribution facilities in La Coru-a and Valencia. The company has almost 550 employees and recorded sales of approximately USD 90 million in 2002.