Saint-Gobain to Invest in New Auto Glass Plant in China
May 11, 2011

Saint-Gobain Sekurit has announced the construction of its second auto glass plant in China. The plant will be built in the Shandong province of Qingdao, close to the Group's float glass production site.

According to a company statement, Saint-Gobain Sekurit plans to invest approximately $74 million (U.S. dollars) in the plant in three phases between now and 2014. The first manufacturing line will come on stream mid-2012, and, as the market grows, the company plans to gradually increase the plant's production capacity and be able to supply, from 2014, glass parts to equip 1.5 million vehicles a year. This would double the company's current auto glass production capacity in China.

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