Date: 26 February 2019
Sunglas Glass Co. Ltd. is a well-known Chinese manufacturer in the field of architectural glass processing. Since its foundation in 1990 by Mr. Zhiqiang He and his wife, the company has been driving developments in the local glass processing industry.
In 2010, Sunglas moved into the current company building - an approx 40,000m² factory in Foshan, a large city in southern China known for its architectural solutions.
With a strong team of 200 employees, Sunglas managed to expand not only to Southeast Asia, but also to overseas countries such as New Zealand and Australia, thus increasing the export quota of its products to 80%. Sunglas products are used in many major projects, including Rajamangala University in Thailand and the Adelaide Convention Centre in Australia.
The main differences between Sunglas products and their competitors are their high quality and demand-oriented delivery. In addition, their range of services has been enhanced by the implementation of a TQM (Total Quality Management) and various certifications such as ISO 9001:2008, 3C, AS/NS2208:1996 and the National Secondary Measurement Assurance System.
As Sunglas products are mainly ordered by foreign customers, Sunglas also has to meet the relevant architectural standards in these markets. Locally produced machines can no longer meet the increased requirements for processing speed and quality.
To ensure better product quality and increase output, Sunglas began cooperating with LiSEC in 2017 and acquired a LiSEC insulating glass line with automatic gas filling and sealing machine. Together with the new orders, they want to balance the growing output by stabilising quality. After getting to know the functions of the LiSEC IG line, Mr. He signed the contract without spending too much time on negotiations.
“We can say that LiSEC has given us a really powerful tool for greater performance and reliability. Our customers are praising us for the drastically improved product quality, especially the sealing quality,” says Mr. He. Their output today is up to 600 square meters per day compared to the previous 400 square meters. As the owner of a private company, Mr. He is proud he made the right choice.
Regarding the cooperation with LiSEC, He particularly emphasises the reliability and flexibility of the LiSEC sales and service team. While assembling the machines, the LiSEC service team noticed how the English language instructions on the display negatively affected local staff's comprehension and operator confidence.
With the support of the LiSEC team, Sunglas employees can now also use the software in Chinese. “I noticed at this point that LiSEC places a clear focus on the needs of their customers and really cares. That is the biggest difference to other providers,” says He.
Sunglas is already considering new investments to produce six metre long IG units including shapes. “We hope that our cooperation will soon enter the next phase - especially as this will be a new milestone in the history of Sunglas.” Mr. He visited the open day at LiSEC and the LiSEC GlassForum in 2017. The automated production impressed him very much.
“If you interpret the future developments on the market correctly, you have to invest in automation. The LiSEC technology in this area is simply perfect. There is no doubt that LiSEC is our most reliable business partner.”