Switzerland’s Bucher Emhart Glass reported increased demand in 2015 for its glass forming and inspection machinery.
It said demand should increase in 2016 with the launch of a new generation of inspection machines and the continued cooperation with O-I .
In its 2015 financials, it reported an increased order intake of 8.9% compared to the year before and an increase in net sales by 2%, when adjusted for currency exchange effects.
It reported that its spare parts business and the South American region, where major beer brewers are investing in the production capacity of glass containers, developed positively.
“The operating profit margin for the year as a whole is likely to be above the value for the first half of the year,” it reported.