AGC invests in architectural glass production in Indonesia
July 13, 2017 - AGC Asahi Glass (AGC) has announced that it will invest approximately 19 billion yen to relocate a float furnace and mirror manufacturing facility from the Jakarta Plant to the Cikampek Plant of PT Asahimas Flat Glass, Tbk (AMG). The float furnace is for manufacturing of architectural glass and mass production is scheduled to commence in the first quarter of 2019. The new float furnace and mirror manufacturing facility will have increased production capacity by 40% and 30% respectively, which will significantly enhance AMG’s architectural glass production.
AMG’s Jakarta Plant has been manufacturing flat glass since 1973. Under the Jakarta City Master Plan, the plant is facing relocation as the land category of the plant premises will be changed from industrial to commercial use. One of the two float furnaces at the plant has already been transferred to the Cikampek Plant and started operation in December 2016.
In anticipation of continued growth in Indonesia and Southeast Asia, the new furnace will be relocated with increased production capacity as well as excellent productivity for high-quality glass. Furthermore, AMG will enhance the production capacity for mirrors and other glass products for interior use to meet diversifying high value-added glass needs. Following the relocation, AMG’s Jakarta Plant will cease all production activities, and property will be sold.
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