O-I is to expand its production capacity in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil.

It will restart the operations of its now inactive plant located in the city of Vitória do Santo Antão and will also add a new production line at its factory in Recife, in 2019.

It said the expansion was as a result of rapidly growing market demands due to an improvement in the Brazilian economy.

The combined actions will add capacity of 65,000 tons, or more than 300 million glass containers, to the market.