Hindusthan National Glass and Industries Ltd (HNG), has commissioned its 650-tonne-per-day glass bottle plant at Naidupeta of Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh. The new facility will help HNG to serve the south Indian market better as well as boost exports from Chennai and Krishnapatnam ports. First phase of the plant involved an investment of about Rs700 crore.
The 210 acre complex at Naidupet houses the largest batch house in the world, the single largest furnace in India with a capacity of 650 MT per day and the world’s largest container glass end port fired furnace of 175 sq.mt.
The facility when fully completed will house three container glass and two float glass units and is expected to be the largest glass complex in south east asia with a capacity of 3500 MT per day. The glass manufacturing complex is expected to generate employment for about 2000 people.
HNG was founded by Mr. C K Somany in 1946 following the commissioning of India’s first fully automated glass manufacturing plant at Rishra (near Kolkata). At present, it is the key player in India’s container glass industry with a pan India presence and its plants located at Rishra, Bahadurgarh, Rishikesh, Neemrana, Nashik and Puducherry. HNG has captured a large share of the Indian market and also has an increasingly satisfied client base in more than 23 countries.