PERRYSBURG, Ohio, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Owens-Illinois, Inc. (NYSE: OI) has officially opened a new mould plant in Tianjin, China, to supply moulds to O-I plants throughout the world.
Located approximately 120 kilometers southeast of the Chinese capital Beijing, the O-I Tianjin Mould Co. Ltd. is one of the largest glass mould manufacturing sites in Asia, employing nearly 300 people. The plant is a joint venture between O-I and partner Yi Qing. O-I has a second mould facility in Manaus, Brazil.
The new factory is more than 35,000 square meters and makes round and shaped moulds and blanks, as well as finish equipment. Each mould can shape more than two million containers.