AGC Glass Europe: Growing business in America

17 major projects in New York, 29 across the entire USA - Right now, 17 skyscrapers going up in New York are being fitted with solar protection glass supplied by AGC Interpane.

The projects involved have attracted international attention and include the World Trade Center, Hudson Yards, the Museum of Modern Art, and Hard Rock tower, to name but a few.In March 2016, 29 projects were under way throughout the USA, and this figure looks set to rise.

The architects include Kohn Pedersen Fox, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Richard Meier & Partners Architects, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Foster & Partners, and other eminent architectural firms. So the company’s international business is booming.

The main driving forces behind this growth are Interpane's German plants in Plattling (Bavaria) and Lauenförde (Lower Saxony), whose highly qualified sales staff and promoters are pushing hard to develop international business. And their efforts are certainly paying off: in addition to ultra-selective solar control glass such as ipasol neutral 70/39 and Stopray, the highly reflective coatings (like ipasol bright, ipasol platin) are in high demand in the USA.

The international trend “big is beautiful” also holds true for America, so global demand for glazing products in maximum formats is rising. These oversized units are used whenever architects want to clad entire facades with as few glass sheets as possible to produce exclusive big-impact architecture. This is one of the company's key strengths, because with products like Giga Lites, AGC Interpane is developing high-end units that are reputedly among largest coated glass products in the world. The maximum deliverable size in float glass is 18.00 x 3.21 m and the maximum sheet thickness is 20 mm. 

AGC Glass Europe, a European leader in flat glass

Based in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium), AGC Glass Europe produces, processes and markets flat glass for the construction industry (external glazing and interior decoration), car manufacture and solar power applications. It is the European branch of AGC, the world’s leading producer of flat glass. It has over 100 sites throughout Europe, from Spain to Russia, and employs around 16,000 employees.

More information on www.agc-glass.eu (corporate site), www.yourglass.com (glass for the construction industry) and www.agc-automotive.com (for the automotive industry).

600450 AGC Glass Europe: Growing business in America glassonweb.com

See more news about:

Others also read

Historic project puts Graham’s expertise on display.
Guardian SunGuard® SuperNeutral™ (SN) 70/37 coated solar control glass was selected for its beautiful, neutral, transparent appearance with low reflection, consistent colour, high solar protection and high light transmission.
Two Bystronic glass B’VARIO TPS® IG lines face to face at Northeast Building Products in Philadelphia (USA).
Two Acquisitions Add Approximately $7.5 Million of Combined Annual Revenue.
ECi Software Solutions, a leader in cloud-based business management solutions, announced it has acquired Lasso Data Systems, a leading provider of cloud-based CRM software for new home marketing and sales.
Lindner Facades Inc has invested in a new assembly and logistics center in Colmar, Pennsylvania, to further improve the chain of delivery for tailor-made facades and free-form constructions for customers in the USA.

From industry

10924 Granite Street, Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28273
United States

40 Corniche El-Nil,
Al Sharafain Tower Maadi,
Cairo Governorate
11728
Egypt

10301 North Enterprise Drive
Mequon, WI 53092
United States

NEWS RELATED PRODUCTS

Diamon-Fusion International, Inc.
Trex Commercial Products
Trex Commercial Products
HHH Tempering Resources, Inc.

Add new comment