Verallia invests €30 million to install one of the world’s largest glass furnaces

On April 27 Verallia’s Azuqueca Spanish plant inaugurated its new furnace and facilities in the presence of its main customers, suppliers and local authorities. The ceremony led by Jean-Pierre Floris, President and CEO of Verallia and José Luis Blanco, Mayor of Azuqueca de Henares together with other local and regional authorities.

Azuqueca is Verallia’s oldest plant in Spain and it specializes in the manufacture of food jars. This new furnace is the largest the company has ever installed anywhere in the world. The plant can now produce two million containers a day (that is more than 500 jars a minute).

The Azuqueca renovation is proof of Verallia’s commitment to sustainable development, to reducing its consumption of virgin raw materials and to optimizing its capacity for including recycled glass in its production processes. It has also introduced a whole range of food safety improvements and workplace safety conditions for its employees with new ergonomic workstations that incorporate noise and heat protection and improved lighting.