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Heinz Glas: construction of a new furnace

After a record 2010 year, German glassmaker Heinz Glas is building a new furnace, with a production capacity of 40 tons per day.

The decision was taken just a few days ago. The Heinz Glas group (EUR 280 million in turnover in 2010 including 220 million for the “Glass” activity) is going to build new furnace dedicated to the perfume industry, in Kleintettau on its German site. The investment representing more than 25 million euros.

40 tons a day

The new furnace will have a capacity of 40 tons/day and to start with, will supply, two IS machines. It will be commissioned in January 2012.

An investment that will also be complemented with a strengthening of the industrial tool in terms of finishing with the introduction of a third vacuum coating bell, a new lacquering line, a new automatic screen-printing line and a new automatic tampo printing line for a cost of about 2 million euros.

To date, Heinz Glas has no fewer than four furnaces in Germany, two in Poland, two in China and one in Peru.

2010: a record year

A series of decision that take place at times when the Germany-headquartered group has literally pulverized its objectives in 2010 with a turnover that soar from 230 million in 2009 to 280 million!

It is mainly on the “glass” activity that the group will have achieved the best results, particularly in France, thanks to such successful launches as the new bottle for Opium and Belle d’Opium by Yves Saint Laurent, without forgetting of course, Ricci Ricci by Nina Ricci, So Elixir and Vanille Noire by Yves Rocher.

A new Sales Director

In addition to this announcement, Heinz Glas also announced the appointment of Rudolf Wurm to the position of Commercial Director for Heinz-Glas GmbH, in replacement of Horst Hempfling who was offered new challenges within the company. Rudolf Wurm will be assisted by Jörg Fehn who will operate as the Assistant Sales Manager more specifically in charge of areas like North America, Northern Europe and the Middle East.

Jean-Yves Bourgeois

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