BA Glass is to invest €45 million in its glass factory at Villafranca de los Barros, Spain.

The Villafranca de los Barros site will be the group’s largest upon completion of the investment, which will include the construction of a new furnace.

In addition to this investment, another €20 million will be added to modernise two existing furnaces. The site is located 150km north of Seville and its workforce will expand from 300 to 380.

BA Glass President, Sandra María Soares (pictured, centre), said it was a strategic investment that would allow the group to cover market demand, and at the same time, allow it to increase exports to countries such as Portugal, France, Belgium, and others in Europe or North Africa.

In the long-term the company plans to set up a glass training school at the site to ‘have people very well prepared to work in any of the group’s 12 plants’, said Soares.

BA Glass manufactures 20 million glass containers a day across Europe.

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