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A Third Glass Furnace at Gawler Wine Bottle Plant



A Third Glass Furnace at Gawler Wine Bottle Plant


South Australia


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Amcor to Build a Third Glass Furnace at its Gawler Wine Bottle Plant Amcor announced that it is going to build a new glass furnace at its Wine Bottle Plant in Gawler, South Australia with an investment of US$ 150 million. The project is expected to be completed during the first half of 2010. After completion, the site will have three furnaces with an annual production capacity of 600 million wine bottles. The investment is a part of Amcors strategy of focusing capital on nominated growth segments such as glass wine bottles in Australia. According to the company, the wine industry in Australia promises solid growth and thus there will be more demand for wine bottles. To meet such demand, the company believes that a new furnace needs to be constructed every three to four years. According to Amcors Managing Director and CEO, Mr Ken MacKenzie, Investment in wine bottle manufacturing in Australia has been a great success for Amcor. This new $150 million furnace builds on our strong position, creating a low cost, three furnace site, ideally positioned to service the large wine filling locations in the Barossa region.