Forel: ‘vertical’ growth in technology and applications

2013-12-20 | Industry update

At the recent Vitrum trade fair, Forel had on show some of its most famous machines, with technical updates, as well as its most recent developments. The company – in the forefront for vertical glass processing since 1976 – has also expanded operations with the opening of two new international branches in the United States and Russia.

Forel: ‘vertical’ growth in technology and applications
Being on the scene since 1976 gives a true leading position regarding the glass industry and its needs and demands. And the company in this article – Forel is not only one of the industry’s most well-known firms, but also a true leader in its field –
vertical glass processing. We spoke to Forel to get some information on how the company is dealing with the European and global market changes.
“Forel was founded in 1976, by the two Vianello brothers, Fortunato and Elio, and, since 1992, has been under the sole control of Fortunato Vianello, who has led the company through growth and developments. He continues to take active part in the company’s activities, along with his wife, son and daughter, who all have management positions, and therefore the second generation of the family is already present in the company.
We officially inaugurated our larger premises in 2007, after moving production first and then our commercial offices, in 2005-2006. This means that we now take up an area of about 18,000 square metres, which include our premises at Roncade, Treviso, and Meolo, Venezia.

International expansion
Glass-Technology international (GTI):
This year, Forel made some very important decisions with the opening of two new branches in the United States and Russia.

“We decided to open the new branches after careful market analyses, which showed how these two global areas will certainly be the ones to see the most growth in the near future.
The US and Russian branches wil...


Article taken from Glass-Technology International bi-monthly magazine (6 issues per year)
Year: 2013 number: 6
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