The Ambassador was accompanied by Mr. Thomas Flammant, Trade & Investment Adviser and Mrs. Yvonne White, Deputy Head of Missionat the British Embassy.
Joined by Guardian Europe Vice President Guus Boekhoudt, Regional Operations SupportManager James Walker and Jean Ries, Senior Advisor Guardian Europe, the guests witnessed firsthand the full float glass manufacturing process from the batch house, where the raw materials are stored and mixed, through the furnace, melting and cooling process, and finally toglass cutting and packing.
Guardian Glass Bascharage Plant
Guardian first entered Europe in 1981 with the float glass plant in Bascharage. Today its European business has 10 float glass plants across Europe and Russia and more than 4,000 employees.
The Bascharage plant was Guardian’s first float glass plant outside the United States. Since then the plant has grown considerably both in capacity and capabilities. In 1984 the plant added a tempered glass production line and an advanced magnetron sputter coater designed for production of reflective and low-emissivity coated products. In 1987 a second sputter coater was added to meet customers growing needs for high performance value-added glass.
Photo from left to right:
Jean Ries - Senior Advisor, Guardian Europe
H.E. Mr. John Marshall - British Ambassador to the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg
Guus Boekhoudt - Vice President and General Manager, Guardian Europe
Yvonne Whtie - Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy
James Walker - Regional Operations Support Manager, Guardian Europe
Thomas Flammant - Trade and Investment Advisor, British Embassy
Guardian Industries’ Glass Group in Europe is a leading manufacturer of high-quality commercial, residential, interior and automotive glass products. The main focus is the production of float glass and value-added coating and laminating technologies.
Guardian Industries Corp. is a privately held, diversified, global company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Guardian, and its family of companies, employ 17,000 people and operatefacilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, with a vision to create value for customers and society through constant innovation using fewer resources. Guardian Glass is a leading international manufacturer of float, value-added, and fabricated glass products and solutions for architectural, residential, interior, transportation and technical glass applications. SRG Global is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of advanced, high value coatings on plastics for the automotive, commercial truck and consumer goods industries, providing solutions for greater surface durability, structural integrity, functionality, vehicle efficiency and design flexibility. Guardian Building Products is a leading U.S. based distributor of specialty building products. Visit www.guardian.com.