Steklarna Hrastnik has started renovation works in its Special division, which is responsible for producing bottles, with an investment of €8 million.
The production in this division has been temporarily stopped as the company implements modernised procedures, and will be restarted on 3rd of November.
During the 49 days, the reconstruction of the furnace for the production of bottles will be carried out and the production line will be modernised.
Moreover, during the renovation works Steklarna Hrastnik will renovate the melting furnace B; install a powerful and highly automated production line for the production of bottles; carry out maintenance work on the closed loop system for wastewater treatment; and implement the measures needed to reduce energy consumption, increase operational safety and reduce emissions.
Following the investment, Steklarna Hrastnik will be able to produce two-litre bottles, and the efficiency and quality of the production will be enhanced.
An additional €800,000 will be invested by Steklarna Hrastnik in order to upgrade automated control lines and cooling and vacuuming of production lines. This will further increase the production capacity.
The capacity of bottle production will increase with the new furnace from the current rate of 120 tonnes per day up to 140 tonnes per day, with a better quality of glass and significantly lower energy consumption.
More than 300 employees and external experts will cooperate on the project 24 hours a day.
This investment in the Special division is the biggest this year.