Verallia France relit furnace number three at its Chalon-sur-Saône site.

After 49 days of work, furnace number three was relit at the Verallia Group’s ‘most important site’ during a traditional match ceremony.

The furnace, which has been operating continuously since 2016, will be relit for the next seven years.

The oven is dedicated to the production of glass in the ‘dead leaf’ green colour traditionally associated with the wine bottles produced in Burgundy.

During the 49 days of repair, optimisations were made to the furnace improve its performance.

As per Verallia’s tradition, the godmother and godfather had the honour of restarting the oven in the match ceremony.

Godmother of the oven was site employee Myriam Allaoui, and godfather was Guillaume Valdenaire, Purchasing Director of Boisset.