Vitro has expanded its coating production capability with the construction of a jumbo MSVD glass coater, which will be built at an existing location of the newly acquired PPG business.

MSVD coaters are used to produce high-performing, energy-efficient low-emissivity (low-e) glass.

The projected coater will be capable of coating jumbo sizes, and is expected to be the largest of its kind in North America.

Adrian Sada Cueva, chief executive officer of Vitro, said: “The company’s Flat Glass Division has become a key business for Vitro, and this investment will allow us to strengthen it by offering a wider set of solutions to our customers.

"Through this investment, we will create value for our shareholders and our new flat glass business will reassert its standing as the leader in the commercial glass segment in North America.”