Case Study


Customer: Ammat Glass Industries

Ammat Glass Industries produces glass bottles and jars for the food and beverage industry and required their furnace and batch house system to be rebuilt. They needed to improve their hot end processes to lower energy and maintenance costs, expand capacity and imporove weighing and dosing accuracies.

EME Approach

The SORG Group delivered a full turnkey solution for Ammat Glass Industries. EME improved the efficiencies and capacity of the batch house system by replacing the dosing and weighing equipment to improve accuracy and installing a new high duty pan mixer. Three new EME-NEND R2 chargers with wetting screws were also supplied, as well as a new cullet return system which included a single forked-link chain scraper conveyor for a capacity of 450 tpd. We also upgraded the electric control system to a more modern system completely controlled by the PLC.

Nikolaus SORG designed and engineered a new furnace rebuild, with a 140 m² melting surface and 450 tpd melting capacity for flint, green and amber glasses.

SKS were also commissioned to supervise the erection of steel work, the refractory installation and the heating up and commissioning of the new furnace.


EME’s expertise in batch house systems enabled a batch plant capacity increase of 30%. By harnessing the Power of 3, SORG, EME and SKS were able to offer one solution for hot end processes, from batch and cullet handling to melting technologies and furnace design, to furnace construction and complete lifecycle services.