Cristalerías Chile is to invest in a $100 million furnace expansion of its Llay Llay plant.

It will construct a third furnace, which will have a capacity of 400 tonnes a day, at the site.

It is due to begin operation in the second half of 2019 and will increase the production capacity of glass containers by 100 thousand tons per year.

The company said the new technology would be state of the art and comply with world-class environmental and energy efficiency standards.

The plant located in the commune of Llay Llay is considered to be the most modern in its field in Latin America, both in production processes and in the care of the environment.

The new furnace will be the seventh in the company and will meet the needs and growing demands of sectors such as the wine, beer, liquor, beverages and food.

"With this expansion we seek to create the technological conditions of quality and service that meet the growing needs of our customers, who must compete in ever more demanding markets," said Eduardo Carvallo, General Manager of Cristalerías.