Crystal glassmaker Cristalleries de Saint-Louis has ordered a batch plant from Zippe.

Zippe said it was honoured to deliver a batch plant for high-quality crystal glass for a customer with a significant history.

Cristalleries de Saint-Louis, (pictured), based in Saint-Louis-les-Bitche, eastern France, produces ornate and elaborately decorated crystal glass, mainly for the luxury sector.

Mouth-blown crystal glass is polished, engraved and decorated with 24-carat gold or platinum.

Saint-Louis is a factory which understands to combine tradition and innovation and which produces modern designs next to classical series as well.

Zippe will supply a new batch plant for crystal glass with a performance of seven tons in five hours with manual silo charging, three container scales and a mixer as well as the transfer to manual transport containers in which internal cullet can be discharged.

Two crushing plants will be placed next to the batch plant, one is for pre-crushing large crystal glass and the other for crushing the necessary grain size.

Zippe will deliver and install the complete mechanical equipment including the electrical controls. The steel work and silos will be provided by the customer.

Commissioning is planned for the end of October 2019.