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(proposed by the Industrial Development Coperation of Zimbabwe )

Financial and Technical partners are being sought for the rebuilding of a container glass manufacturing electric furnace (G1 Furnace) at IDC's Zimbabwe Glass Industries Subsidiary (Zimglass). The furnace can produce (on its present superstructure) 110 tonnes per day. Container Glass  Manufacturing

The current investments on existing infrastructure are BDF compatible with whom Zimglass has a technical agreement. The furnace has two fore hearths and independent section machines ranging from six sections per machine to eight sections per machine.

The normal manufacturing plant infrastructure exists from the batch station (raw material mixing) to shrink wrapping machines (finished product packaging). The estimated cost of rebuilding the furnace is US$22 million.

Due to power shortages in Zimbabwe and the reqion, Zimglass is also seeking technical partners to develop the latest alternative energy source forfiring the furnace otherthan electricity while ensuring optimum value.

Contact Details:

Mr. M.N. Ndudzo
General Manager
Email: mndudzo [at] idc.co.zw

Ms. F. Mupazviriho
Projects Development Executive
Email: fmupazviriho [at] idc.co.zw

Mr. Brian Mushohwe
Exports Development Executive
bmushoshe [at] idc.co.zw
exports [at] idc.co.zw

Mr. R. Shoko
Projects Development Executive
Email: rshoko [at] idc.co.zw

Mr. Paul Bhebhe
Projects Development Executive
Email: pbhebhe [at] idc.co.zw

Mr. Derek Sibanda
Public Relations Advisor
Email: pr [at] idc.co.zw


Industrial Development Corporation
93 Park Lane, Box CY 1431
Causeway, Harare


Phone: (+263 4)706971, (+263 4)794806 - 7
Fax: (+263 4)250385