History

Committed to innovation and sustainability since 1909.

Throughout Vitro’s history, the Company has demonstrated a commitment to developing industry-leading technologies through continuous research and development initiatives and investments. Explore the timeline below for key milestones in Vitro’s history.

1909

Vidriera Monterrey, the first Glass Containers plant, starts operations in Monterrey, Nuevo León.

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1929

The first Flat Glass Factory is inaugurated, in Nuevo León.

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1935

The Company starts exporting products to other Latin American countries.

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1942

Industria del Álcali is created to produce raw materials.

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1943

Fabricación de Máquinas, S.A., starts its operations in order to develop in house industrial technology.

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1968

The first line of float glass starts in Vidrio Plano de Mexico, S.A.

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1974

Vitro is listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange.

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1981

Vidrio Plano, S.A. de C.v. installs a float glass plant in García, Nuevo León.

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1985

Located in Texas, Vitro Packaging is started for the sale and distribution of glass containers in the U.S.

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1991

MUVi - Glass Museum opened its doors to record, preserve and promote the history of glass.

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1995

Vitro acquires Vidrio Lux, the largest glass container producer in Bolivia.

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1996

Vitro Colombia is created to produce and distribute automotive and architectual glass.

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2007

Operations start at one of the world´s largest glass container plants to meet the requirements of the CFT market.

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2008

Vitro obtains the label "Socially Responsible Company".

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2011

Vitro receives the Sustainable Business Seal by the Mexican Stock Exchange.

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2016

PPG Flat Glass is acquired by Vitro S.A.B. de C.V., maintaining the proven products, plants, people and processes that made the company an industry leader.

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2017

Vitro completes the purchase of Pittsburgh Glass Works from LKQ Corporation, reinforcing the company’s automotive glass portfolio with state of the art technologies and an automotive float glass plant in Meadville, Pennsylvania.

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