2010 – Much Better Year for Container Glass Production
The biggest increase in production was recorded in Turkey (27 %) and Great Britain (9,5 %). In Italy (5,2 %), Poland (5,7 %) the increase was more important than in Portugal (1,9 %), Spain (2,7 %) and North & Central countries (1,7 %). In Germany the situation was stable (0,2 %) as well as in France where a slight decrease was recorded (–0,1 %). The European container glass industry provides a wide range of glass packaging products for food and beverages as well flacons for perfumery, cosmetics and pharmacy to their European and world customers. With its 160 manufacturing plants distributed all over Europe, it is an important contributor to Europe’s real economy and provides direct employment to about 50 000 people, while creating a large number of job opportunities along the total supply chain (07/2011).