Mexican glass manufacturer Vitro has inaugurated a 230t/day furnace at its Toluca facility after a £70 million investment.

The investment has increased capacity by 50% to serve the Perfumery and Liquors segments with the latest glass production technology.

Vitro CEO Adrián Sada, said: “This investment is a firm step in the execution of our strategic plan, aimed at consolidating ourselves as the leading company in innovative glass solutions in the markets and segments in which we participate while maintaining profitable and sustained growth.

"This investment reflects Vitro's commitment to continue strengthening its production capacity in the country and driving the economic development of the communities in which we operate," added Sada.

The inauguration was attended by Vitro's board members, government authorities, as well as representatives from various companies in the cosmetics, perfumery, and premium liquors segments in the Americas.

Shlomo Frymerman, Director of Vitro’s Glass Containers Business Unit, said the furnace strengthens its ability to meet the growing demands of customers, as well as increase its flexibility and offer high value-added products through cutting-edge technology and sustainable production processes.

Vitro Envases has one of the largest glass packaging plants in the world, serving the requirements of markets such as cosmetics, fragrances, toiletries, and premium liquors