The two glass specialists complement one another perfectly, providing a winning combination of know-how and technology. In addition, they offer an outstanding glass portfolio, giving customers across Europe faster access to products and services.
Both companies offer their customers a wide array of products: together they are the only market player to supply a complete range of triple silver coated glass products. In addition to the standard temperable, coated float glass, the alliance presents individual cut-size solutions for high-end structures with sophisticated functional glass elements.
AGC and Interpane furthermore supply a large number of specialised solutions on customer request. These include specific surface treatments, such as partial coatings and screen printing as well as customised coatings for unique facade projects. Another strength is the production of oversized glass sheets for exclusive projects, including float glass coatings up to 18 metres in length. In addition, customers can request double and triple glazing units of up to 9 metres, as well as screen printing on glass surfaces to 7 metres maximum. Special transport and end-to-end handling complete the offering.
In the field of glass design, AGC and Interpane are leading players in Europe and position themselves as trendsetters in interior design and architecture.
Based in Brussels, AGC Glass Europe produces, processes and distributes flat glass for the construction, automotive and solar sectors. It boasts an R&D Centre and some 100 sites stretching across Europa. This will allow Interpane better and faster access to products and services while bringing it closer to customers. AGC Glass Europe employs 14,000 people and is the European branch of AGC Glass, one of the world’s largest producers of flat glass.
Founded by Georg F. Hesselbach in 1971, Interpane employs 1,200 people and operates mainly in Germany, Austria, France and Switzerland. Headquartered in Lauenförde, Germany, Interpane sells its glass products to the construction and solar industries and develops its own coating technology and equipment. The new partnership allows AGC Glass Europe to consolidate its position in the glass-coating sector and expand its industrial presence, most notably in the German flat glass market.
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The first ever joint trade fair stand of the alliance, at glasstec 2012.
Photo: AGC / Interpane
Fair Trade Stand: Design-Products
Photo: AGC / Interpane