FIVES: Start up of float glass plant for Vivix in Brazil

2014-08-20 | Company news

Fives takes us on a tour of its most recent achievement – the supply of a complete float glass plant in Brazil. Commisiioned by Vivix, the plant, thanks to the technology installed, has been designed to produce automotive, mirror and architectural glass, all in compliance with quality, yield and energy-efficiency objectives.

FIVES: Start up of float glass plant for Vivix in Brazil
Fives, a global leading designer and supplier of equipment for glass production, is proud to announce the start-up of a new complete float glass plant with an annual capacity up to 880 metric tons per day for Brazil-based float glass company Vivix. The plant occupies a 90 thousand square-metre built-up area, and generates some 410 direct jobs and 1,500-plus indirect positions, according to Vivix.
The equipment - starting from batch plant right up to cutting line - incorporates the most recent techno-logies to produce float glass in compliance with quality, yield and energy-efficiency objectives. It has been designed to produce auto-motive, mirror and architectural glass. (60 per cent of its output is dedicated to architectural, 5 per cent to automotive and 30 per cent to mirror glass.)
“We are very proud of this state-of-the-art plant that will enable Vivix to produce high quality glass with the latest existing techno-logies. This plant has unique monitoring tools and soft-ware that will enable our customer to control the entire glass production process while achieving unparalleled energy-efficiency and plant yield,” says Thierry Valot, head of the Fives Group Glass Division.

Glass plant in Northern Brazil covering global markets
Since it received the order from Grupo Cornélio Brennand (the parent company of Vivix), Fives implemented all efforts to supply the most appropriate plant, matching perfectly with client’s expectations in terms of output, budget, monitoring and deliv...


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