Ferro Corp. has broken ground at its existing site in Castellon, Spain, for the construction of a freestanding, state-of-the-art plant that will produce colors for the European tile market. The new plant will include approximately 12,000 square meters for production, quality control and supporting facilities. Its production processes will incorporate technology that will optimize the quality and consistency of Ferro's glaze stain and body stain product lines.
In order to support the company's planned growth in the European market, the annual capacity of this new facility will be 20,000 metric tons. Ferro expects the new plant to begin commercial production by October 2007. For more information, visit www.ferro.com