UK prestige glass manufacturer Allied Glass has invested €45 million in a 300t/day furnace at its Leeds production facility.

New, Emhart machines, capable of both double and triple gob manufacture will be complimented with new transport and stackers, energy efficient lehrs and gob weight control and inspection camera systems.

The cold end lines will be completely removed and replaced with new lines and palletisers from MSK with an inspection system from Tiama.

In April 2022 the L2 furnace was drained and demolished after 12 years of service to the facility, to make way for the new development.

Alan Henderson, CEO of Allied Glass said: This is a huge investment for us here at Allied, the whole of our Leeds No.2 shop is being replaced from furnace through to finished goods inspection and packing which will hugely improve our site’s abilities.

“We will also be continuing our developments with further £1 million of investment in our decoration facility for the second half of this year as our client portfolio continues to grow.”

The company is working on expanding the building which houses the production facility to accommodate the development.

This is set to include demolishing an existing office block to make way for new buildings and increasing and improving cellar space as well as lifting the roof.

The company said the development will revolutionise its ability to manage its carbon footprint, enabling it to deliver greater volumes of glass with lower emissions.

The new furnace will increase output to 300tpd, achieving a 20% energy efficiency gain and targeting Nox < 800mg/Nm3. F

Allied Glass is a glass manufacturer which specialises in prestigious spirits brands.