Pakistan tableware glass manufacturer Balochistan Glass has ignited a furnace at its Lahore production facility.

The refurbished 65 tonnes/day furnace at its Unit III factory in Kot Abdul Malik, Lahore is the second oven at the site.

The company manufacturers a variety of tableware glass, including jugs, vases, fruit sets and water sets. It has three glass manufacturing facilities but two - in Balochistan and in Sheikhupura - have currently suspended production.

In a financial note, management said the expansion project would allow the company to increase its share of the domestic market and tap potential opportunities in the international market.

"Management has also made strategic decision to introduce another brand with completely new range of tableware glass products."