Verallia will construct two additional furnaces by 2025 and 2026 to increase its capacity production and respond to the market’s needs.

The two furnaces will be located in Spain and Italy, by 2025 and 2026.

In the framework of its 2022-2024 strategic plan, the group aims to build three furnaces, one per year, to increase production capacity by around 400 kilotonnes/year by 2024.

In line with this strategy, the first furnace was commissioned at the Jacutinga plant (Brazil) at the end of 2022.

Two others – which are already under construction – will be fully operational during 2024, in Campo Bom (Brazil) and Pescia (Italy).

They will both be powered by oxy-combustion, reducing CO2 emissions by 18% compared to traditional technology.

Patrice Lucas, CEO of Verallia, said: “We are walking the talk. As committed with our strategic plan, we are building additional capacity: Jacutinga has been launched, Campo Bom and Pescia projects are progressing as planned.

“With this announcement of two additional furnaces in Europe by 2026, we are pursuing our ambition to follow customers’ and market’s needs, to sustain our sustainable profitable growth.”