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Greece's Frigoglass stops production at cooler plant in Romania after fire

Greece's Frigoglass stops production at cooler plant in Romania after fire Fire at Frigoglass factory in Timisoara Source: Emergency Situations Unit (ISU) Timis Facebook page

BUCHAREST (Romania), June 7 (SeeNews) - Greek commercial refrigeration and glass packaging solutions manufacturer Frigoglass said on Monday that it has stopped production at its beverage coolers plant in Timisoara, western Romania, following a fire accident and is covering demand from other units.

The production process at the commercial refrigeration manufacturing facility in Timisoara has been ceased as the fire that broke on June 5 caused severe damage primarily to the plant’s production area, Frigoglass said in a press release.

The company said that it has initiated contingency plans to cover its customers’ demand from its global manufacturing base.

"All employees and emergency services who attended the scene are well and we confirm that there has been no casualties during the incident. Frigoglass maintains insurance policies, with first class Global Insurance companies, both for Property Damage and Business Interruption. We remain in close contact with our customers to provide them with regular updates and we focus on limiting the business impact of the incident," the company said.

Headquartered in Athens, Frigoglass is active on the Ice Cold Merchandisers (ICM) market and is the main supplier of glass packaging in high growth markets of West Africa.

The company is present in Romania since 1994 and employs 1,042 at the non-domestic cooling and ventilation equipment plant in Timisoara, according to data posted on the Romanian finance ministry's website.

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