Burgos: inauguration of the new installations
On November 8, 2019, Verallia inaugurated a €33million investment in its Spanish plant in Burgos. Following its reconstruction, the furnace has become one of the largest in Europe. By combining the capacities of its two furnaces, the plant now produces 600 million glass bottles each year, mainly for the wine and spirits markets.
The export capacity of Verallia's Spanish customers and the growing sensitivity of consumers to glass make Spain a strategic country for the Group. For this reason and because of the site's proximity to one of the largest wine-growing regions (Castile and Leon, La Rioja and Castilla-La Mancha), the Burgos plant is perfectly positioned to serve the many vineyards that are increasing their production.
The €33 million investment increases the plant's production capacity from 560 to 600 million bottles per year to meet the growing demand for glass packaging in Spain. It also makes the factory more flexible: the 7 production lines are capable of simultaneously manufacturing up to 8 different models, standard or customized. This makes it possible to offer "more quickly, tailor-made solutions to our customers", said Paulo Pinto, General Manager of Verallia in Spain and Portugal during the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Burgos plant where the new furnace was inaugurated.
To find out more, read the press release.