African Glass Ltd (Nigeria) has announced the planned expansion of its glass operations in Nigeria.

The company intends to set up a state of the art float glass plant with a capacity of 500 tonnes per day. The company will locate this new plant in Ogun State, while the state-of-the-art technology will be provided by a European supplier.

An expected $80 million investment will be the first step in the company’s diversification into the float glass production arena, to supply the Nigerian and West African markets. African Glass currently supplies glass for construction domestically and to neighbouring ECOWAS countries.

African Glass is an affiliate of African Industries, a manufacturing group with long standing experience in Nigeria. African Industries operates in the steel, chemicals, power, and glass industries, and employs a work force of 4000 people.