Exciting News Unveiled: Vitro Launches State-of-the-Art Coater 8 Architectural Glass Coating Oven in Mexicali!
In a monumental stride towards innovation, Vitro proudly inaugurates its newest architectural glass coating marvel, Coater 8, located at the Mexicali plant in Baja California, Mexico. This cutting-edge facility stands as the epitome of sophistication, setting new benchmarks in North America.
Unveiling Coater 8: A Revolutionary Investment
With a staggering investment of approximately USD 60 million, Coater 8 significantly amplifies Vitro’s production capacity, boasting over 6 million square meters of coated glass. What sets this facility apart are its coatings infused with advanced nanotechnology, designed to efficiently manage solar radiation and enhance thermal insulation. These revolutionary capabilities cater to the burgeoning needs of the architectural and automotive industries, revolutionizing the way we perceive glass applications.
Empowering Communities and Boosting Economies
This remarkable expansion of Vitro’s Architectural Glass business unit has led to a substantial 20 percent surge in direct job creation at the Mexicali plant. Beyond the confines of employment, this development opens doors to unparalleled economic opportunities and professional growth within the community. Moreover, it acts as a catalyst, stimulating economic activity not only within the region but also in the state of Baja California.
Vitro’s Vision: A Sustainable Future
Adrián Sada Cueva, the visionary CEO of Vitro, emphasized the significance of this investment. “This new infrastructure investment propels Vitro toward its goal of continued growth and consolidation as one of the leading global glass manufacturers. We are reinforcing our commitment to combating climate change by offering eco-efficient products that contribute to reducing greenhouse gases. Our innovations aid in minimizing the demand for air conditioning and artificial lighting, both in buildings and high-performance automobiles, thereby significantly reducing our carbon footprint.”
Revolutionizing Architectural Solutions with Coater 8
Coater 8 introduces Solarban™ nanotechnology coatings, a game-changer in the industry. These coatings can curtail solar heat gain in homes and buildings by an impressive 75 percent, enhancing interior insulation up to six times more effectively than standard glass. What’s more, Vitro’s new oven enables the production of jumbo-sized layered glass, reaching dimensions of up to 3.30 by 6.10 meters. This innovation is in high demand in the regional market, catering to buildings aiming to manage heat and conserve air conditioning effectively. It also enhances fuel efficiency and comfort in vehicles while optimizing insulation for food and beverages in white goods, among various other applications.
A Celebration of Success
The grand inauguration event witnessed the presence of distinguished guests, including representatives from all levels of government, esteemed customers, top executives, and members of Vitro’s esteemed board of directors. Together, they celebrated this remarkable leap towards a sustainable, innovative future, marking a momentous chapter in Vitro’s legacy.
Source: Vitro with additional information added by Apazone