The Top 10 stories of 2018

  

The most popular news stories on the Glass International website in 2018 (according to Google Analytics).

Saverglass’s Mexican site produces first bottles

Saverglass’s container making site in Acatlán de Juárez, near Guadalajara, Mexico has produced its first bottles.

 

Shareholder urges O-I to sell European business

A major O-I shareholder wants it to sell its European business.

 

Heinz-Glas acquires Saverglass’s Flacon business

French container glass manufacturer Saverglass has sold its Flacon business to Heinz-Glas.

 

O-I in €119 million acquisition of Mexican manufacturer

Owens-Illinois (O-I) has acquired nearly half of Mexican container glassmaker Empresas Comegua in a €119 million deal.

 

Large fire damages Anchor Glass plant

Anchor Glass's Henryetta, Oklaholma, USA plant suffered from a large fire last Wednesday.

 

Verallia to invest €80 million in Italian site

Container glass manufacturer Verallia is to invest €80 million into its Villa Poma site in Italy

 
Wheaton buys Verescence’s Brazil operation for R45 million

Brazilian glass packaging manufacturer Wheaton has agreed to purchase Verescence’s Sao Paulo plant.

 

Şişecam acquires flat glass plant in Italy

Europe’s largest flat glass producer, Şişecam, has submitted an offer for the acquisition of Sangalli’s Manfredonia factory in Monte Sant’ Angelo, Italy.

 

Ardagh commissions Heye International technology in furnace project

​Ardagh’s plant in Neuenhagen, Germany plant has completed one of the company's largest furnace repair projects.

 

Zippe acquires Lahti’s glass business

Batch plant specialist Zippe Industrieanlagen has acquired the glass unit from the Finnish company Lahti Precision.


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