Euroglas Polska has held a ceremony in Ujazd, Poland to place a cornerstone for the construction of its second float glass production line.
The new line is set to begin production during the first quarter of 2019.
The ceremony was attended by representatives of the glass factory Euroglas Polska glass factory, the Swiss holding Glas Trösch, Press Glass and local authorities.
“The investment is a response to the continuously growing demand for such glass. The production on the new line, similarly to the production on the existing one, will be carried out with the use of the state-of-the-art technologies, with special focus on environmental protection,” said the company in a statement.
Arkadiusz Muś, chairman of the board of Press Glass, a shareholder of Euroglas Polska, said: “We are witnessing an event – and I am not afraid to say it – that is an epochal event, both for Poland and for Europe.
"Due to the fact that today in Ujazd we begin the construction of the second float glass production line, in a year and a half this place will become the largest float glass production centre in Europe.
"This is all possible thanks to the great success of the first joint investment of Glas Trösch and Press Glass, started about ten years ago,” he said.
Mr Muś further stressed that such projects are the effect of a long-term development strategy pursued by many entrepreneurs over the last decades.
“Our … success is not just the result of the last two years like many try to convince us now. This is the result of many years, a liberal economic policy, open Europe and primarily Polish and foreign entrepreneurs consistently investing for almost 30 years,” he said.
“It is thanks to them that such innovative, modern facilities like Euroglass that create valuable workplaces can be established in Poland.”