Saverglass is to double capacity at its Guadalajara, Mexico, production facility and increase its decoration capability.

The $116 million investment will include a 200,000 tonnes a year furnace capable of manufacturing 200 million bottles in three colours: extra-white, antique green, and dark yellow.

The 30 hectares plant expansion will allow Saverglass to preserve the quality and regularity of production for its customers.

It will also service the decoration processes that Saverglass masters, such as automatic screen printing with organic inks, enamel, or precious metals, allowing the decoration of bottles with complex shapes, organic finishes with various effects and colours, hot stamping and satin-finishing.

The Saverglass Mexico plant in Acatlan de Juarez near Guadalajara is equipped with a furnace capable of 95,000 tons of production, which equates to approximately 100 million bottles in two colours: extra-white glass and antique glass.

The mission of the Saverglass Mexico factory since its inauguration in 2018 has been to handle the trend of bottle sophistication in categories such as Tequila and Mezcal in Mexico, fine wines and spirits in the US (US whiskeys and bourbons, gins, and vodkas) and rums from the Caribbean and Central America.

CEO Jean-Marc Arrambourg hosted customers at Saverglass Mexico in May to preview the project. Construction began in October 2021 and is projected to be ready by the first quarter of 2023.

The venture will create 400 new local jobs, which will add to the existing 500 local jobs.