2010 was a good year for many sectors of the packaging industry – this also applies to German glassworks. Individual companies are planning to employ additional staff in 2011, and various investments are also in the pipeline. However, a new furnace is not scheduled to start up on the German market before 2012, according to EUWID respondents. Overall glass producers have a positive outlook for 2011. The companies are anticipating higher production than 2010 and increased turnover.
Although the last summer could have been better for glass companies, most of those interviewed in 2011 were satisfied in retrospect.