Mayor of Pontevedra visits Pontevedresa Group


Miguel Anxo Fernández Lores visits the manufacturing centres of the Pontevedresa Group at the industrial park of A Reigosa, to discover at first hand the technological innovations launched by the group in the last year.

During his visit, the mayor conversed with Francisco Barbeito Castro, who founded Cristalería Pontevedresa S.A. in 1959, in small premises on Calle Sierra street in Pontevedra, thereby laying the foundations for a family business that would triumph, thanks to a remarkable ability to face the unknown. A commitment to pioneering technologies would become decisive for the future of glass over the years. In 1960, a silver nitrate solution was patented and used to manufacture mirrors, and, in 1989, the first line of flat tempered glass was produced in northern Spain.

The mayor was also shown the most advanced line of curved tempered glass, with a capacity to process ultra-thin thicknesses, which has made the group a leader in innovation in this sector in Galicia and the second in Spain.


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