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Glaston puts strong focus on solar energy

Post Time:May 28,2008Classify:Company NewsView:370

Glaston Corporation, the global market leader in glass processing machines and the only supplier of comprehensive One-Stop-Partner integrated line solutions puts, in line with its new strategy, strong focus on the growing solar energy market.

Glaston has the product range, know-how, experience and global presence to meet the needs of the solar energy segment and its customers. Demand for solar energy is increasing not only by growing environmental awareness but also by various emissions restrictions, such as the Kyoto protocol.

Demand for glass processing machines serving solar energy suppliers is growing significantly. In order to meet the solar energy industry’s emerging demand for bent and flat top quality glass Glaston establishes as part of its One-Stop-Partner Business Concept a separate Solar Energy business.

“We believe in the rapid growth of the solar energy market. During the last few years demand for solar energy has rapidly increased and Glaston has already a strong and growing order book in solar applications. In solar we are dealing with new solutions, in which the level of customer-tailoring is very high. We want to give the best service to our solar customers and develop our line solutions according to industry trends”, says Mika Seitovirta, President and CEO of Glaston Corporation.

The Solar Energy business is headed by Mr Claus Carlsen, former Managing Director at Tamglass Glass Processing.

The offering

Glaston’s well known brands Tamglass, Bavelloni, Uniglass and Albat+Wirsam are known in the industry all over the world, and to the customers these brands represent quality and reliability.

“We have a close to 40 years experience in developing first class glass automation processing technologies and machinery, both in bent glass and flat glass, and can serve the solar customers with technologies for both photovoltaic (PV), Solar Thermal (ST) and concentrated solar power (CSP) solutions”, states Claus Carlsen, VP Solar Energy.

The players in the solar energy segment operate in a market where the quality and technical requirements of glass is on the highest level. But these demanding end products must at the same time be manufactured more cost-effectively than before.

“We provide our customers with high productivity solar manufacturing solutions accompanied with comprehensive maintenance and service network close to our customers. The customers that are investing in the solar business typically need complete integrated factory solutions. Therefore they are looking for a reliable partner with financial and organisational strength that can handle large projects anywhere in the world”, says Claus Carlsen.

Glaston’s One-Stop-Partner concept, launched in 2003, ensures that the customer’s receives the best possible products and related services from one supplier.

Glaston’s One-Stop-Partner deliveries range from medium-sized to large partial lines all the way to complete factory deliveries. The orders received in 2007 includes pre-prosessing, heat treatment and maintenance services configurations.

Source: GLASTON CORPORATIONAuthor: admin

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