Glas Trösch Group’s Exciting Venture: New State-of-the-Art Factory to Revolutionize the Glass Industry in Stad Lommel, Belgium
Swiss Glas Trösch Group, a renowned leader in the glass manufacturing industry, has recently unveiled ambitious plans to construct a cutting-edge factory in Stad Lommel, Belgium. This state-of-the-art facility will specialize in the production of float glass for the architectural, building, and solar panel sectors, promising to shape the future of these industries.
Boosting Employment Opportunities and Economic Growth
The new factory is set to create an impressive 300 direct job opportunities, with an additional 1,000 indirect positions expected to be generated. This remarkable venture will not only stimulate the local economy but also bolster the region’s employment landscape. The investment involved is estimated to be in the range of several hundreds of millions of euros, underlining the company’s commitment to excellence and sustainable growth.
A Glimpse into the Future: Production and Impact
Anticipated to commence operations in 2025, the factory aims to produce an impressive volume of glass equivalent to glazings for 300,000 houses annually. This substantial output will cater to the demands of flat glass processors and end-users primarily in Belgium and neighboring countries. By localizing production, Glas Trösch Group envisions a substantial reduction in CO2 emissions and carbon footprint associated with transportation, thereby contributing significantly to achieving Europe’s sustainability targets.
Donald Eshuis, the esteemed project manager and CEO of Scheuten, a valued member of the Glas Trösch Group, expressed his enthusiasm for the project. He emphasized the crucial role glass plays in advancing sustainability and highlighted the new continuous float factory’s vital contribution to the cause.
A Perfect Union of Factors: The Ideal Location
After careful consideration, Glas Trösch Group selected the former Philips Emgo plant in Lommel as the optimal site for their state-of-the-art float plant. This decision was influenced by several key factors, including the presence of high-quality sand, a major raw material for glass production, as well as the availability of multi-modal transport facilities encompassing waterways, road networks, and railway connections. Furthermore, the region boasts a highly skilled workforce, providing the necessary expertise for the success of this ambitious venture.
Collaboration Fuels Progress
Throughout the process of identifying the ideal location for the new float factory, Glas Trösch Group received invaluable support from esteemed partners. LRM (Limburg Regional Investment Company), VLAIO – Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT), and Stad Lommel collaborated to assist Glas Trösch Group in their search, further solidifying the spirit of cooperation and shared vision.
AYROX srl: A Trusted Partner in Quality Control
AYROX srl, a reputable supplier of normative quality control solutions, test and measuring instruments, and ISO 17025 polarimeter calibration services, takes immense pride in supporting multiple plants within the Glas Trösch Group/Scheuten. As a trusted partner, AYROX srl plays a crucial role in ensuring the superior quality and precision of the glass produced by Glas Trösch Group, fostering excellence every step of the way.
Source: Glas Trösch Group with additional information added by Apazone