AGC in Moustier shuts down and rebuilds a float furnace

Date: 9 February 2009
Source: AGC Flat Glass Europe
One of the 4 float glass furnaces at AGC Flat Glass Europe in Moustier (Belgium) has been shut down after 18 years of uninterrupted production.

The furnace will be rebuilt incorporating new technologies focused on energy efficiency and environmental performance. The plant is taking the opportunity of this decreased activity to set up a special training programme for its employees mainly oriented towards the development of technical skills including increased safety.

The service to customers is guaranteed by the production capacities of the group’s other float glass production lines elsewhere in Europe.

 

The temporary shutdown of this furnace was planned as part of the furnace rebuilding programme, and will also contribute to reducing glass capacity in Europe during the period of economic downturn.

AGC Flat Glass Europe, a leader in flat glass

AGC Flat Glass Europe produces and processes mainly flat glass for the construction industry with exterior glazing and interior decorative glass. Based in Brussels, it is the European branch of AGC Flat Glass, the world’s leading producer of flat glass. The company has around 100 production units throughout Europe and operates through a worldwide marketing network. AGC Flat Glass Europe currently employs around 10,600 people.

AGC Flat Glass Europe in Moustier: the largest float glass production unit in the world, with four furnaces producing raw glass and pyrolytic coated glass. The plant employs 730 people and its products are exported all over the world.

For Further information:

AGC Flat Glass Europe – Communication

Marie-Ange Dhondt

Tel: +32 (0)2 674 34 28

Mobile: +32 (0)477 65 60 53

marieange.dhondt@eu.agc-flatglass.com 

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