Announcing plans to enhance production capacity by 100% during the next phases of an ambitious investment programme, Rajesh Khosla (pictured), President and CEO of AGI glaspac, spoke exclusively to Glass Worldwide about the company’s growth, current market trends and the performance of glass versus competitive packaging in India. The full version of this article appears in the March/April issue*.
Grenzebach, a market leader for cold end equipment in float glass production lines, recently completed its acquisition of CNUD EFCO GFT, a leading provider of solutions for annealing lehrs, tin baths and accessories, as the following contribution explains. The full version of this article appears in the March/April issue*.
Towards the end of 2019, Hotwork International completed its latest warehousing investment in the Philippines. This is one of a network of offices operated by the group throughout the world to support the international glass, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, power generation and other industries with their furnace heat-up, drain and combustion requirements. Benjamin Koester, CEO discusses the history and present day activities of this specialist family-owned business. The full version of this article appears in the March/April issue*.
The reduction of both energy consumption and CO2 footprint while increasing production efficiency are key challenges for the glass industry. With Glass Worldwide as preferred journal, the GlassTrend spring seminar has provisionally been rearranged to 26-28 May and will focus on how innovative raw materials and processing technologies can help the glass industry progress towards a more sustainable manufacturing process. The full version of this article appears in the March/April issue*.
Towards the end of 2019, Verallia completed a €24 million investment at the group’s specialist glass food packaging production site in Lagnieu, located some 50km north east of Lyon. A project involving rebuilding one of two furnaces and modernising the associated production lines, this is the latest in a series of important Verallia investments in France, valued collectively at more than €200 million in the past four years. The full version of this article appears in the January/February issue *.