This contract, which includes the design, supply and commissioning of a complete tin bath, is the continuation of a long cooperation between the two companies. Indeed, in 2000, Sangalli had already entrusted Fives Stein Belgium SA with the design and commissioning of a complete tin bath dedicated to its first float glass production line located in Manfredonia, South of Italy. The second float glass line of the Italian group, with daily production capacity of 650 tons, will be installed in the Friuli-Venezia-Giulia region. The start-up of the new line is scheduled beginning of 2011.
About Fives Stein
The Fives Stein trade name covers several companies with a proven expertise and advanced technologies for steel and glass. In the glass industry, the company includes among other subsidiaries:
Fives Stein Belgium SA designs, supplies and commissions equipment for the production of flat glass: complete tin bath, top rolls, dross box, annealing lehr drive... BGE Tin Bath results from the experience gathered worldwide with major glass makers. It is committed to deliver customized, improved equipment which operation. Reliability and maintenance have been approved by operators from various professional communities. More than 90 float glass plants operate worldwide using Fives Stein Belgium equipment.