The American company whose international headquarters are in Luxembourg recently invested in a new furnace in the British port town Goole. The plant will secure the jobs of the 300 people working there for years to come. The UK factory produces flat, coated and laminated glass products mainly for customers in the UK and Ireland.
During her tour of Guardian’s Bascharage plant Thomas inquired about the company’s production in Luxembourg. Last year, the glass manufacturer confirmed that it will close its float glass making facility in its Dudelange site and merge it with the one in Bascharage. The Dudelange plant will continue to produce laminate, however.
Thomas was also interested in Guardian’s commitments to the environment in view of the COP26 climate change conference. The company’s delegation said that the manufacturing process increasingly involves the use of recycled glass to produce brand-new glass sheets. Guardian Glass’s green initiatives include optimising the design of its new furnaces to become more energy efficient and improve environmental performance.