Bangkok Glass is diversifying into the flat glass industry with the construction of a 5 billion Baht float glass plant in Prachin Buri, close to Bangkok.

The plant is currently under construction and likely to be completed by third quarter of the year.

The 600 tonnes per day plant will produce high quality float, printed and speciality glass.

The President of Bangok Glass Pavin Bhirombhakdi, said “We expect that in five years from now, we will generate 40% of the total revenue in our glass business from the float glass division.”

Bangkok Glass partnered with Europe based Glass Trösch Holding AG, a specialist in value-added float glass for technology transfer to set up the float glass plant.

Glas Trösch Group operates around 70 glass processing plants across Europe, including four float glass lines.

Bangkok Glass contributes about 8% of the revenue for its parent company, Boon Rawd Brewery.

With the commissioning of float glass, Bangok Glass expects to contribute to 13% of the revenue for Boon Rawd Brewery.