Saint-Gobain has sold its regional glass transformation business in the Netherlands to Munich-based AEQUITA. Glassolutions employs approximately 300 people and comprises eight distribution and four production sites, generating revenues of some €65 million in 2018. The company specialises in the processing, transformation and distribution of different glass types for the local construction sector. Processing work undertaken includes cutting, washing, tempering, and lacquering of flat glass for interior use, insulated glazing, mirrors, heated glass and facades etc.
Verescence has been awarded a Gold level for the second consecutive year by rating agency EcoVadis, which specialises in the evaluation of corporate social responsibility (CSR). EcoVadis confirmed Verescence’s Gold status and highlighted its progress in terms of social and environmental responsibility by awarding it a score of 77/100, an increase of six points. Therefore, the group ranks among the top 1% of global companies with the most advanced CSR approaches, according to the EcoVadis ranking.
OI Europe plans to raise €300 million to finance new and existing ‘Eligible Green Projects’, while also redeeming the remaining €250 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 6.75% senior notes due in 2020. Subject to market and other conditions, the €300 million of senior notes will involve a private offering to eligible purchasers.
SGD Pharma has launched the first App to identify non-compliances in moulded glass bottles intended for the pharmaceutical industry. Resulting from a development project between SGD Pharma Quality and Marketing Departments, this digital tool makes it possible to identify non-compliances that may be discovered during an incoming inspection or during on-line inspection at the client's side.
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