Date: 16 January 2024
Glaston and HEGLA, both leaders in their respective areas of business in the glass machinery industry for architectural and automotive glass applications have entered into an exclusive partnership covering the majority of the Asia-Pacific region.
The goal of the partnership is to strengthen the offering of both parties for the benefit of customers. With the complementary product offering, both companies can meet glass processors’ growing demand for automation and integration providing comprehensive solutions, faster response and services to the customers thanks to the broader network in the region.
Effective March 2024, HEGLA’s sales and distribution activities in the area will draw upon the resources and network of Glaston Group. The partnership covers the whole region except for Japan, South Korea and China.
“In HEGLA, we have the ideal partner as their complimentary offering will provide a perfect addition to our product range. Glaston is now able to offer the full product range to those customers who want to combine our heat treatment and insulated glass production with highly automated shop floor logistic solutions thereby substantially increasing efficiency and productivity. We are excited to start this new co-operation,” comments CSO Sasu Koivumäki at Glaston Corporation.
“With Glaston, we are able to provide highly customized solutions for clients including the integration of Glaston’s heat treatment and insulating glass production into our highly automated and integrated shop floor logistic solutions in one of the largest and fastest growing regions of the world”, says Bernhard Hötger, CEO of HEGLA Group.
About HEGLA Group
Founded in 1976, HEGLA is renowned for high-quality, high-performance machines and systems for flat glass processing. The company is one of the market and technology leaders for highly automated and integrated shop floor solutions and services covering glass storage, loading, cutting, remnant sheet handling and sorting as well as laser marking and processing machines providing for bird protection and mobile friendly glass. In addition, HEGLA is a growing supplier of advanced IT and ERP-systems to operate and monitor production facilities and activities.
About Glaston Group
Glaston is the glass processing industry’s innovative technology leader supplying equipment, services and solutions to the architectural, mobility, display and solar industries. The company also supports the development of new technologies integrating intelligence to glass.
Glaston is committed to providing its clients with both the best know-how and the latest technologies in glass processing, with the purpose of building a better tomorrow through safer, smarter, and more energy efficient glass solutions. Glaston operates globally with manufacturing, services and sales offices in nine countries and its shares (GLA1V) are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.