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The Groups prime production encompasses two market segments:

Glass Containers, and
Glass Tableware.

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 textured/figured glass.

In the Glass Container Segment , the group production capabilities are as follows:

YIOULA GLASSWORKS S.A.
AEGALEO, HELLAS
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.
PLOVDID, BULGARIA
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
SOFIA, BULGARIA
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 S.A.
BUCHAREST, ROMANIA
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 PubJSC.
ZHITOMIR, UKRAINE
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.A.
BUCHAREST, ROMANIA
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.




 
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