Technology suppliers to the glass packaging industry have their sights on Mexico ahead of a new show.

More than 80 of the world’s leading equipment suppliers to the hollow glass industry have confirmed their participation at the Glassman Latin America event, which takes place in Monterrey, Mexico on May 13 and 14.

The event focuses on the hollow glassmaking industry and aims to bring together international experts, glass container manufacturers and businesses that use glass containers, to discover the latest innovations.

The exhibiting companies will come from Europe, Asia, North and South America as well as Mexico. Such has been the popularity of the event that only limited exhibition space is still available.

Mexican Glass Industry

The Mexican glass industry has enjoyed unparalleled success in recent years. The country’s domestic container glass manufacturing industry has capitalised on the global trend for Mexican beer, spirits and beverages.

Mexican beers such as Corona, Desperados and Modelo Especial have become household names in the USA and Europe. Mexico’s other famous export, tequila, and remains a popular spirit all around the globe.

The resulting popularity of these beverages means demand for Mexican glass has reached an unprecedented scale – which is great news for Mexican glass bottle and jar makers.

The domestic industry was in the news recently when Industria Vidriera de Coahuila (IVC) lit its fifth furnace at its glass manufacturing plant and brewery in Piedras Negras, located close to the Mexican/US border.

The plant makes Corona and Modelo beer bottles for distribution in the US and has expanded since 2014.


A free-to-attend conference will run parallel to the exhibition and so far has 14 confirmed speakers who will each give a 20-minute presentation.

There are four conference themes, which include the Future of Furnaces, a Market Focus and Digital Glassmaking.

Speakers include the world’s largest container glass manufacturer O-I, the US’s Glass Packaging Institute (GPI), JocoGlass, recycler Strategic Materials, as well as technology suppliers such as Sorg, Horn, Fermac, Xpar Vision and Mexican engineering group FAMA.

Visitors who have pre-registered to attend include representatives from Mexican manufacturers O-I Mexico, Corning, IVC, Vitro Envases and Fevisa as well as glassmakers from overseas.

About Glassman

The Glassman series of events has been running for nearly 35 years and has brought thousands of glass professionals together around the world.

This May’s event takes place in Monterey which is home to a number of glass plants. The event will include a complimentary trip to a nearby Crisa Libbey tableware plant where delegates will be able to see the glassmaking process in action.

Exhibitors include:


All Glass


Cortex Glass

Group Rondot



Falorni Tech





HarbisonWalker International





Strutz International

Glassman Latin America takes place at Cintermex, Monterrey, Mexico on May 13 and 14.

For more information on stand space contact Ken Clark, Sales Manager, Tel: +44 (0)1737 855117 or Email:

For more information about the conference contact Greg Morris at