Saint-Gobain has taken a 50 percent stake in a flat glass production line of the Chinese group JJG, located in Zibo in the Shandong province, North-East China, according to an announcement from Saint Gobain.
JJG has a total annual capacity of 160,000 tons, so this will allow Saint-Gobain to almost double its production of basic glass in China, “reinforcing the reliability of the flat glass supply for its Sekurit automotive glass factories,” according to the company. Saint-Gobain says it has been producing glass in China since 1994.
“The company already manages one flat glass production unit of 100,000 tons per year in Qingdao in the Shandong province, and three production units for automotive glass. This investment is in line with the Group’s strategy of expanding its presence in emerging countries, reinforcing Saint-Gobain’s position in automotive glass in China,” Saint Gobain said in the statement.