Zippe Industrieanlagen designed and realised the batch and cullet system for the furnace at Verallia’s Villa Poma glass container manufacturing facility, Italy.

At the beginning of 2021 container glass manufacturer Verallia celebrated the inauguration of its 11th production furnace and demonstrated its intention to continue investing in Italy, strengthening the Villa Poma facility.

It was the second furnace modernisation at the Villa Poma site since 2019. Verallia has invested €60 million into this project. This investment comprises most modern production and environmental technologies.

Marco Ravasi, CEO of Verallia Italia, said: “At Verallia, our purpose is to reimagine glass for a sustainable future. We want to redefine how glass is produced, reused and recycled, to make it the world’s most sustainable packaging material.

“We work in common cause with our customers, suppliers and other partners across the value chain to develop new healthy and sustainable solutions for all.”

The plant went into operation successfully in March.

Towards the middle of the year, the batch plant will be extended by two sand silos, for which Zippe will supply the dosing and weighing equipment.