Saint-Gobain Glass Strengthens its Presence in Poland

Saint-Gobain Glass, the Saint-Gobain Group's Flat Glass Division, has decided to build a new flat glass production line in Poland.

This float line will be built on the site of Dabrowa Gornicza, where the Division already has one float line and a processing unit for automotive glass.The related investment will amount to approximately EUR100 million, for an annual capacity of 180,000 metric tons.Products manufactured by this new line will mainly be sold in the domestic Polish market, particularly in the case of automotive glass, or will be exported to countries located East of Poland, in the case of glass for the construction industry.Production is due to start in mid-2006.This new line will round out Saint-Gobain Glass' large-scale industrial capabilities in Poland and other Eastern European countries.Saint-Gobain's Flat Glass Division in PolandSaint-Gobain's Flat Glass Division has been established in Poland since 1994.In Dabrowa Gornicza, it has a plant producing float-glass, layered glass and mirrors (Saint-Gobain Glass Polska) and a facility for the manufacturing of automotive glass (Saint-Gobain Sekurit Hanglas Polska). The Flat Glass Division also took on two printed glass lines when it acquired Huta Szkla Jaroszowiec in 2003. Saint-Gobain Glass has also developed, throughout the country, a network of processing and building materials distribution companies (Glaspol), as well as units specialized in glass for home appliances (Euroveder) and for furniture (Aurys Lustra). Through Autover, the Division is also present in the market for distribution of automotive glass replacement parts.

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