Glaston closes first GlastonAir deal to Colombia

Glaston has closed a deal valued over EUR 4 million with the Colombian company Tecnoglass S.A. for tempering machines GlastonAir™ and ProBend™.

The order is booked in the Q4 2014 order book and deliveries will be made during Q2 and Q3 in 2015. The deal also includes an option for two additional GlastonAir™ furnaces for the next two years.   

GlastonAir™ represents a completely new approach to glass heat treatment and is a result of the company’s long-term and systematic R&D work.

“GlastonAir™ with its unique air flotation technology guarantees outstanding optical quality of the end product. This is the product for demanding and advanced special glass solutions when superb optical quality of the end product is a must”, says Arto Metsänen, CEO and President of Glaston Corporation.

ProBend™ allows production of high quality cylindrical safety glass and has the capability of large glass sizes in bent tempered and heat strengthened as well as in laminated products.

“During our cooperation with Glaston we have been very impressed with the high quality of the machines. With GlastonAir™ we can take even one step further when processing extremely demanding special glasses in both architectural and appliance businesses ”, says Christian T. Daes, COO of Tecnoglass.

Tecnoglass, located in Barranquilla, Columbia, was founded in 1994. The company has grown in a few years to become a major player in the glass processing market. Tecnoglass exports to a number of Central and South American countries. In addition, the US has become a major market for the company.

Over the past years Tecnoglass has invested systematically to renew their tempering fleet to the latest Glaston tempering furnaces in order to support the business growth. Today the company can pride itself on having the most modern fleet of furnaces in the world.

 For further information, please contact:

 Juha Liettyä, SVP Machines, Tel. +358 10 500 500



 Agneta Selroos

 Director, Communications and Marketing


Glaston Corporation

Glaston is a global company developing glass processing technology for architectural, solar, appliance and automotive applications. Our product portfolio ranges from pre-processing and safety glass machines to services. We are dedicated to our customers’ continued success and provide services for all glass processing needs with a lifecycle-long commitment in mind. For more information, please visit Glaston's share (GLA1V) is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Small Cap List. 

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600450 Glaston closes first GlastonAir deal to Colombia
Date: 27 October 2014
Source: Glaston Corporation

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