Glassman Latin America took place in Guadalajara on 21 & 22 March 2018 in Expo Guadalajara, Mexico. Mexican container glassmakers including O-I, Pavisa and Sivesa were in attendance. They were joined by delegations from other domestic companies such as Saverglass, Vitro Cosmos and Vidrio Formas at the combined exhibition and conference.
Overseas glassmakers which attended included Costa Rica’s Vical, O-I from Perrysburg, OH, USA and Holophane in the USA.
The exhibition included 100 suppliers to the glassmaking industry, which were exhibiting their latest technologies.
Jose Luis Velez, Managing Director of Mexican lubricant manufacturer, Interglass, said: “It’s been a good show, we’ve welcomed a lot of visitors and had some good meetings, so we’re satisfied.
“The Mexican glass industry is in a very good place at the moment. Saverglass is opening a new glass plant here in Jalisco, while the plant at Piedras Negras is already the biggest in the world and will be twice as big as it is now. So it is going to be massive.
"The rest of the plants are also moving forward, there is lots of investment being made in Mexico because of all the glass for use both domestically and for export.”
Glassman Latin America was opened on 21st March 2018 by official sponsors FAMA.
(From left to right) Greg Morris, Editor, Glass International, Ken Clark, Sales Director, Glass International, Juan S. Farias Garza, General Manager, FAMA, Carla Cortés, Marketing Manager, FAMA, José Manuel Contreras Lomeli, Director General Industrias Diversas, Vitro and Manuel Martin Quereda, International Sales Executive, Glass International.
"During two extremely busy days, Xpar Vision hosted a number of interested parties, both from the glass producing side from Mexico, Central and South America, as well as a number of global suppliers to the glass industry who act as our development partners. All in all Glassman Guadalajara was a very successful event for us. Thanks for visiting us!"
Paul Schreuders, CEO, Xpar Vision
"The show has been good as we have had the opportunity to meet with customers from the Guadalajara area, the Mexico city area, as well as from Chile and Central America."
Erica Jaspers, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Dura Temp
“It’s been a good show, we’ve welcomed a lot of visitors and had some good meetings, so we’re satisfied."
Jose Luis Velez,Managing Director of Mexican Lubricant Manufacturer, Interglass
“The show has been very good, we have had customers not just from Mexico, but Costa Rica and the USA, so it has attracted more than we anticipated.”
Roy Clarkson, Regional Sales Director, Sheppee International
"For us the show was very good, the first day we didn’t think there were so many people but as the day ended it was great, we made great contacts and had great discussions.
“The second day was shorter but the visitors were more important, and were decision makers such as furnace manager and plant directors.”
Hans Mehl, General Manager, MGFS