Here at AB Glass, we always welcome new investments into Wales. There have been several recent announcements that we think represent a boost to the Welsh economy.
A proposed £200 million Global Centre of Rail Excellence, which was granted outline planning consent in 2021, will soon start its early stages of construction.
The site, at the head of Dulais and Tawe Valleys in South Wales, will become a global hub for rolling stock and infrastructure testing, innovation, storage, and maintenance.
The project will position Wales as a centre of excellence in this industry and is great news for the economy.
Secondly, we were pleased to see Turkish glass manufacturer Ciner make a big commitment to Wales. Its new plant in Ebbw Vale, opening in 2023, is tipped to create some 650 jobs.
As a company operating for more than 30 years, we welcome both these projects; each should represent new investment and jobs, enhancing the Welsh economy.