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Luxury crystal batch plant order

One of the world’s most prestigious mouth-blown crystal glass producers has placed an order for a ZIPPE batch plant. France’s Cristalleries de Saint-Louis manufactures traditional, ornate and elaborately decorated crystal glass that is polished, engraved and decorated with 24 carat gold or platinum, alongside a series of modern designs.

Vetropack reports record sales

In a booming market, Vetropack Group increased its net glass packaging sales by 9.4% in the 2018 fiscal year, reaching CHF 690.7 million. Unit sales rose over the same period by 1.8% to 5.16 billion units.

The group’s consolidated EBIT improved by 22.3% compared with the previous year, reaching CHF 78.4 million. The EBIT margin, at 11.3% of net sales, was well above the previous year’s figure of 10.1%. These trends were the result of ever-increasing production capacity, improved production efficiency and a market environment that remained consistently positive.

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