Pilkington IGP, part of the NSG Group, has opened a glass processing division in Sandomierz, Poland.

The NSG Group said the expansion had enabled it to respond to the growing demand for glass and insulating glass units at home and abroad, as well as creating new jobs in the area.

The opening, which took place last month, officially marked the start of production.

The equipment installed includes two production lines for double glazing, glass cutting tables, scissor lifts, manipulators, benders and overhead cranes.

The internal event was attended by NSG employees and management representatives, including Krzysztof Granicki, Managing Director of East & North Europe, and Christian Quenett, Head of Architectural Glass in Europe.

Mr Granicki said: “This new plant is the company's response to the ever-growing demand for glass and glass products. It will increase our production capacity and satisfy the needs of our key customers in southern Poland.

“Currently, we have seven branches. The opening of this new one is not only evidence of the company's strong position, drive for innovation and quality, but also its forward-looking approach to development, which promises further achievements and successes.”