Germany’s Horn Glass has secured the order for the construction of a glass melting furnace for tableware from Indonesia’s PT Maspion.

The project includes the engineering of the refractory materials as well as steel construction, heating equipment, measuring and control technology for the melting furnace as well as construction supervision services.

Constructioun of the furnace started in July and a construction period of two to three months is planned.

A challenge is to build a new furnace which is considerably larger than the previous one, on an exisiting foundation.

At the same time, other structural conditions such as adjacent production lines and a possible capacity expansion must be considered.

PT. Maspion and its subsidiaries are members of the Maspion Group, one of the world's largest consumer durable goods producers in the world.

The company possesses strong expertise in marketing and manufacturing houseware products such as kitchenware, plastic housewares, glassware and electrical home appliances.

The company employs around 17,000 people with production facilities spread across four industrial areas in Sidoarjo and Gresik, East Java, with one factory in Jakarta, West Java.

Pictured, from left: Mr. Maximilian Sollfrank, Mr. Iwan Nursetiawan, Dr. Ing. Masood Faizullah and Mr. Ulrich Imhof.