Heinz-Glas has unveiled a new 150 tonnes per day furnace at its Działdowo, Poland facility.

The German glassmaker overhauled its opal glass and built a new one that manufactures flint glass.

It is the largest in the group’s history and has 8 production lines.

The investment also included the installation of the first 12-section automatic glass working machine for cosmetic glass and the expansion of the site’s production hall and infrastructure.

The group also recently acquired a 60,000m2 plot near Shanghai, China to build a glass factory there.

It has also invested in an electrical furnace at its Kleintettau site in Germany, which will be operational later this month.

It held a ceremony in Działdowo in May attended by local dignitaries to celebrate the opening of the new furnace.