Patron Gabriela lighting the furnace on February 7, 2019.

The grand opening of Euroglas’ latest float line took place May 8, 2019 in Ujazd, Poland. Production is running at full capacity three months after the initial ignition of the new melting furnace.

The project’s construction schedule enabled the furnace to be lit 51 weeks after the ground-breaking ceremony. The project team also managed to reduce the construction period by two months compared to the previous tank, according to a company statement.

The new furnace is named “Gabriela.” This follows the tradition that each Euroglas furnace bears its patron’s first name, in this case the daughter of managing director Piotr Noga.

The additional capacity enables Euroglas Polska to satisfy increased demand in the Polish and European glass market, according to a company statement.