Right now we are going to the large factory making bottles in Novosibirsk, Russia.
The factory started its work in 1954 as a maker of optoelectronic devices, cathode-ray tubes for oscillography and television picture tubes. In 1994 the mass production of TV equipment was over in Russia and the factory was repurposed to make glass jars.
Today the factory "Ekran" has a leading position among manufacturers of glass jars on the territory from the Urals to the Russian Far East.
They make bottles for alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, cans for juice, sauce and other products with capacity from 0,25 litres to 3 litres; bottles from brown glass.
This is a glass furnace.
The output of the factory is 620 million glass jars a year. It's about 1,7 million items a day.