French luxury glass manufacturer Pochet du Courval is to invest in an electric furnace supplied by Fives.

International engineering group Fives will design and supply an electric furnace for the Guimerville plant in Normandy.

Fives said its Prium E-Melt cold-top vertical melter furnace is one of the most advanced technologies available to significantly reduce CO2 emissions.

Pochet Group makes glass packaging for perfume, skincare and make-up and plans to reduce CO2 emissions of its production by 50% by the year 2033.

Its Guimerville plant manufactures and decorates more than one million glass bottles and jars every day for perfume and beauty brands.

The melter is designed based on Fives’ significant electric melting operational experience.

“This electric furnace will be the very first French furnace dedicated to luxury bottles enabling us to offer carbon-free glass to perfume, skincare and make-up brands that will deliver tomorrow’s beauty,” said Benoit Marszalek, Pochet du Courval’s Chief Operating Officer.

“Fives is committed to providing innovative solutions based on our proven technology to electrify glass process.

"We help the industry partners to meet their objectives in terms of decarbonisation, as well as to train technicians and operators at the plant level,” said Alexandre Brusset, Vice-President of Glass at Fives.