Verallia modernizes VOA - Verrerie d’Albi
Jean-Pierre Floris, Verallia’s chairman and CEO, inaugurated on March 24, 2016 the new installations of VOA – Verrerie d’Albi (France). More than €24m have been invested to completely modernize half of the production equipment in this emblematic plant, symbol of Verallia’s glassmaking expertise.
VOA’s furnace n°1 dedicated to very high quality extra-flint and flint glass production has been completely rebuilt, together with all its three production lines. Verallia has accordingly given itself the means to strengthen its positioning on the small and medium-run high-end markets. These new installations will also enable VOA to extend its partnerships with many customers who have, over the years, expressed a real preference for extra-flint glass, like Bacardi and the Perrin family, event sponsors for the furnace n°1 inauguration.
More than 200 people attended the inauguration of VOA’s new installations including customers, government and local authority officials, and senior executives from Verallia’s two shareholder funds, Apollo and Bpifrance.