According to the companies, the two glass specialists complement each other perfectly and optimize their market presence with their know-how and technology, creating a glass portfolio that provides customers across Europe faster access to products and services.
Both companies offer their customers a broad palette of products, with an even greater variety; together, they are the only supplier on the market to offer a complete range of triple silver coated glass products. Besides standard temperable, coated float glass, individual cut-size solutions for high-end glass objects with demanding functional glass elements are a further strength.
Furthermore, AGC and Interpane offer many specialized solutions on request. These include special surface treatments, for example individual coatings for unique façade projects, or the production of oversized glazing. At the BAU 2013 trade fair in Munich, the glass specialists showed off a 14 metre long, 3.2 metre high laminated glass pane – coated at AGC Interpane's Plattling plant and laminated into safety glass by Seele Sedak. Coatings are even possible on panes up to 18 metres long. Double or triple glazing of up to nine metres in length, and screen printing on glass surfaces to a maximum length of seven metres can be supplied. Special transport and end-to-end handling complete the services offered.
In the field of glass design, AGC and Interpane are leaders in Europe; they are trendsetters when it comes to 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.
The joint stand of the alliance at the BAU 2013 trade fair.
Photo: AGC Interpane / René Müller