The Groups prime production encompasses two market segments:
|•||Glass Containers, and|
The YIOULA Group consists of 6 companies, producing in Hellas, Bulgaria, Romania and the Ukraine.
Our 7 contemporary production sites with 15 fully-automated glass melting furnaces and 49 product
shaping lines, manufacture annually more than 2 billion pieces of container glass, 125 million
pieces of tableware, 52,000 tons of pharmaceutical glass and 650,000 square meters of
In the Glass Container Segment ,
the group production capabilities are as follows:
||YIOULA GLASSWORKS S.A.
|It is the first company of the group, the “mother” of all the rest. It was established
in 1947, by our current Chairman of the Board Mr. Kyriakos A. Voulgarakis. Its glass melting
furnace –along with 4 shaping lines- manufacture annually approximately 300 million pieces
of bottles and jars in a variety of shapes, designs and colors.
||DRUJBA GLASSWORKS S.A.
|DRUJBA "joined" the group in 1998. Following an ambitious investment plan aiming at production
upgrading and modernization, the Company comprises of 2 glass melting furnaces (one of which is
among the largest in Europe, its annual capacity surpassing 130,000 tons), along with 9 product
formation lines. DRUJBA’s overall production capacity is as high as 500 million pieces (bottles
and jars) yearly, the largest within the group. In 2003, the two Bulgarian Companies (based in
Plovdiv and Sofia, respectively) merged into one, under the DRUJBA GLASSWORKS S.A. name.
The Company’s headquarters are in Sofia.
||DRUJBA GLASSWORKS S.A. STIND FACTORY
|The second production factory in Bulgaria has also benefited –as far as its production renovation
and upgrading are concerned- from a sizeable investment scheme that was initiated in 1997 when the
Company was acquired by YIOULA. Today, STIND’s glass melting furnace is amongst the most contemporary
in Europe. It delivers to 4 shaping lines and produces 300 million bottles per annum; The Sofia plant
is already producing according to the N.N.R.B. technologies (light-weight bottles).
|STIROM became a member of the group in 2003. It is unique in that it produces both glass containers
and tableware, the only one among all group companies. The Romanian site’s contribution to the container
segment incorporates 4 glass melting furnaces and 12 product-shaping lines. STIROM’s annual production
capacity reaches 500 million glass items (bottles and jars).
|BIOMEDSKLO together with the other Ukrainian company (Bucha Glassworks) are "newcomers"
to the Group, having "joined" in the end of 2005. BIOMEDSKLO is the sole factory in the
group fabricating pharmaceutical glass. It employs 2 glass melting furnaces that feed
6 formation lines; their overall annual output attains the 200 million piece (bottles
and jars) level.
||BUCHA GLASSWORKS S.A.
BUCHA – KIEV, UKRAINE
|Our second Ukrainian company boasts 3 glass melting furnaces, 2 of which are devoted to the needs
of the packaging industry. These 2 furnaces deliver molten glass to 6 shaping lines, their production
capability being 300 million glass containers (bottles and jars) per annum.
Two of our production facilities produce for the
Glass Tableware Segment:
||NEW GLASS S.A.
NOVI PAZAAR, BULGARIA
|NEW GLASS is also one of the Group’s "juvenile offspring" having enlisted in 2005. It is the only unit
of the group exclusively catering to the needs of the tableware market. Its glass melting furnace
supplies 5 product formation lines and yields 100 million tableware items, yearly.
|STIROM’s contribution to the tableware segment consists of a glass melting furnace and 2 shaping
lines; its annual production capability reaches 25 million pieces of glass, and covers a portion
of the local market needs.
With the acquisition of the two Ukrainian units, the Group has entered two new market segments:
|•||Pharmaceutical Glass, and|
|•||Textured / Figured Glass.|
The BIOMEDSKLO factory in Zhitomir, has had a long tradition of pharmaceutical glass manufacture:
Vials, Ampoules and Glass Bottles for Blood and Blood Plasma. The total 2005 production was 13,000
tons of pharmaceutical products, and was generated by one of the two furnaces of the factory.
BUCHA GLASSWORKS has enjoyed its own success story in the production of textured glass in a wide array
of patterns and colors. For the textured glass, BUCHA utilizes one –of its three- glass melting furnace
and a formation line, and produces 650,000 m² of figured glass per annum.