Glaston: growth signs for glass processing business

2014-02-20 | Company news

In this article, Glaston gives us an idea of how it is continuing to work to achieve positive results and respond to the increasing technical demands of the glass sector. All this involves innovation, of course, but also having the right people in place to ensure that all targets are achieved.

Glaston: growth signs for glass processing business
The market for glass processing is showing signs of growth again after a multi-year slump. This is primarily due to the increased use of safety glass, which is expected to grow by nearly 7 per cent through 2017. Additionally, the rise in energy-savings glass both in renovations and in new constructions, as well as the growing trend to use glass more in the construction sector, is adding momentum.
All of these are very positive drivers for Glaston and its customers who are well positioned to serve the markets as it begins to expand once again. Glaston is ready for this upturn with its latest superior glass processing machines and related services, while customers can be ensured of consistently producing quality glass end products with high productivity and energy efficiency.
“We look forward to 2014 with confidence,” says Arto Metsänen, President and CEO of Glaston. “Our company is on a solid foundation, and our product portfolio is the most up-to-date on the market to meet customer needs.”

Commitment to R&D, latest innovations
Glaston’s goal is to deliver profitable growth through innovation and technology leadership in selected product groups, while ensuring the best customer value and experience in the industry. For Glaston, this has meant a continuous focus on R&D to develop innovations and further expand product series to help glass producers get to the next level in their business. In 2013 alone, Glaston’s R&D investment totalled EUR 4.8 million, representing 3.9 pe...




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