O-I is to expand its glass manufacturing facility in Vitória de Santo Antão, Brazil.

The BRL 300 million ($55.5 million) investment will be used to expand the glass bottle factory acquired in 2010 from Grupo Cornélio Brennand.

With the investments in place, the 165 jobs already at the facility will be maintained in addition to the creation of another 100 new jobs totalling 265 direct jobs at the factory.

The announcement was made by Governor Paulo Câmara after a meeting with O-I's Hugo Ladeira and the director of institutional relations, Morgana Corrêa at the offices of the Pernambuco Economic Development Agency (Adepe) in São Paulo.

The world's largest container glass manufacturer restarted production at the facility in 2019 with the creation of 100 new jobs.