The main guests of the ceremony included the shareholders of Ujazd glassworks, Erich Trösch, the managing director of Glas Trösch Holding AG, and Arkadiusz Mus, the owner of Press-Glas S.A. They officially opened the works together with Mr. Piotr Noga, the managing director of Euroglas Polska, and Wlodzimierz Fisiak, Marshal of the Lodz Province.
The decision to invest in the glassworks along with other recent investments in leading technologies connected with flat glass processing, the purchase of a furnace for glass hardening without causing local undulations that lead to image distortions, a new ultra-fast line for blunting the sides of glass to shorten considerably hardened glass production times, and the start of layered laminated glass production, together strengthens the company’s technological advantage and its leading position in glass processing for the construction sector in Europe. Press-Glas S.A. secures its production activities by expanding its investments in flat glass production, while at the same time remaining a fully independent processing company working closely with all the basic-glass suppliers. This provides customers with reliable services and the satisfaction of all their requirements.
The facility is located in Ujazd, a town in central Poland, and is the largest and the newest facility of the Glas Trösch group. Late July 2009 saw the production of float glass being inaugurated successfully, and with a bath capacity of almost 1,000 tonnes a day the demand for float glass in Poland and in eastern, southern and northern Europe should be met. Besides flat glass, the facility will also manufacture coated glass. The newly-built glassworks are the most modern plant of its type throughout Europe.
The opening ceremony started with lunch and a visit to the facility. In the evening, the guests took part in an official gala with an artistic performance by Daria Puszankina as well as glass painting workshops.