A dozen Heye International production lines will go into operation in Central and South America this year.

The container glass production specialist has established dedicated sales and service experts in Mexico and Brazil in recent years who have formed long-term partnerships with glass packaging manufacturers in the region.

This year a dozen production lines will go into operation with Heye’s hot end forming equipment and cold end inspection machines.

An example of the company’s transfer technology expertise can be found in Mexico where a production line overhaul and upgrade, as well as cold end technology, were designed and supplied to the same company.

Elsewhere two clients in Brazil will be equipped with three Heye production lines each, while a Trinidad glassmaker will start a new melting furnace, three production lines and cold end equipment sourced from Heye.

Further orders are anticipated from Latin America as domestic glass packaging grows and becomes more sophisticated.

*Glassman Latin America takes place in Guadalajara, Mexico on September 22 and 23.