SAINT-GOBAIN INCREASES ITS FLAT GLASS PRODUCTION CAPACITY IN COLOMBIA
Saint-Gobain announces that Tecnoglass has taken a minority share in the
capital of its Colombian subsidiary Vidrio Andino. Tecnoglass is a leading
manufacturer of glass windows and façades in the region.
Within the framework of this partnership, Vidrio Andino will build a new float
in Colombia to meet growing demand for glass in this region.
The float will be located near the city of Barranquilla, on the Caribbean Sea,
and will offer a solid manufacturing base for domestic and export markets. This
new capacity will increase Saint- Gobain's daily production by 750 metric tons
of glass dedicated to architectural projects in the region. Initial production
is planned for 2021. As part of this partnership, Tecnoglass and Vidrio Andino
signed a long-term procurement contract stipulating the supply of glass from
Saint-Gobain already operates one float in Colombia, in Soacha, near Bogota.
This investment is in line with the Group's strategy of expanding its presence
in emerging countries and an excellent opportunity to consolidate and
strengthen Saint-Gobain's long-term position in the region, especially at this
important geographical junction between the South American and North American
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They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in
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They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of
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