German container glass manufacturer Noelle + von Campe has received a €1.8 million grant to help the development of a new furnace.

The glass manufacturer plans to build a new melting furnace at Plant II in Boffzen, Germany.

The background to this is that the previous melting tanks 1 and 3 at plant location I are to be gradually shut down.

A new, separate building is to be built for the planned melting tank and the subsequent process units. In addition, a new workshop and social building is to be built and the long halls are to be renovated.

This should create 20 new permanent jobs and secure 160 existing jobs.

Lower Saxony's Minister of Economic Affairs, Dr. Bernd Althusmann handed over a cheque to the company last week.

“I am delighted that we can support Noelle + von Campe in their commitment with the individual investment subsidies. This example shows that entrepreneurial courage pays off even in the current difficult economic times and that the regional economy can be boosted and jobs can be secured."

Minister Althusmann, when handing over the decision in Boffzen