BDF and glass manufacturer GZI have constructed a new furnace at the Guinea plant in Agbara, Nigeria.

The furnace, complete with full modifications, new IS lines and automation control systems for melting and forming equipment, took place in 34 days and glass to glass in 49 days. This is an African record.

Within 48 hours of opening, the plant operation had reached 90% pack efficiency in green glass, with lines also ready to run with light weight blow-blow production.

The result was achieved thanks to the cooperation between the BDF team and the glass plant management team, and with the cooperation and assistance of GZI’s COO of glass operations, Mr Agarwal Jagdish.