Flat glass manufacturer Flachglas will build its sixth production site in the Weiherhammer industrial area in Germany, creating high-quality special glasses.

The decision was made in December, with the groundbreaking ceremony due to take place in the summer of 2020 in the immediate vicinity of the float glass producer NSG Pilkington.

The first part of the building with almost 40,000m2 of production space will be built on the more than 100,000m2 site during the first phase of construction.

This will be followed by the production of high-quality safety glasses in 2022.

The Flachglas Group is said to have invested a double-digit million Euros amount in the new, highly automated plant.

Approximately 250 new employees will be employed at the new site.