The contracts were agreed during 28.10.-1.11.2002 in Dusseldorf at Glasstec 2002, which is the most significant biannual trade fair for the glass industry. The contracts made during the previous Glasstec in 2000 totalled EUR 12 million.
The contracts will be booked to the Safety Glass Technology business areas order backlog once down payments have been received. The contracted machines are for delivery in beginning of the next year, mainly to Europe, North America and Asia.
The contracts are for both architectural and automotive glass production lines. A significant amount of the contracts are for high capacity convection tempering lines for coated glass. In addition, significant contracts for bending and tempering machines were made.
Tamglass Ltd. Oy is the technology and market leader in safety glass machinery, and it has delivered 1.500 safety glass machines and lines to more than 70 countries. Uniglass Engineering Oy has delivered approximately 60 flat tempering lines.