Polish flat glass manufacturer Press Glass plans to establish a new factory in Lithuania.

The new plant at Kaunas Free Economic Zone is scheduled to begin production in 2022/23, with Press Glass planning to recruit 240 qualified specialists over the next three years.

The company produces nearly 9 million m2 of insulating glass units (IGUs) globally each year, and works with several hundred regular customers in Europe and other continents.

Its new facility in Lithuania will produce IGUs for the company’s residential division.

Aušrinė Armonaitė, the Lithuanian Minister of Economy and Innovation, emphasised the importance of manufacturing to the country’s economy: “In the first quarter of 2021, our manufacturing sector grew by almost 10%, and our strong manufacturing capabilities were one of the reasons why Lithuania came out of 2020 less impacted than other European economies.

“I am more than sure that Press Glass will become a strong addition to our manufacturing landscape.”