Volume 48, Issue10- October 2013
Guardian Expands Footprint in Russia with Second Float Plant
More than 400 customers, company officials and special guests attended the grand opening of Guardian Industries’ newest and largest float glass plant, Guardian Steklo Rostov, during a ceremony in September. Guests included Rostov Governor Vasiliy Golubev and Nicolay Alshenko, the head of Krasny Sulin district.
Guardian Steklo Rostov produces close to 900 tons of glass per day. The $240 million plant, which has more than 300 employees, is located 594 miles (957 kilometers) from Moscow in the southern part of Russia along the Azov Sea. The plant is located in the Krasny Sulin district of Rostov, Russia, an area close to Sochi, home of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
“We have enjoyed strong support in Russia from both the local government and a wide variety of customers and we are excited to welcome them to the plant,” says Janos Egyud, managing director of Guardian Steklo Services.
Guardian opened its first float glass plant in Russia in 2008 when it began production at its plant in Ryazan, serving the greater Moscow region.