GW: Are you particularly pleased with any recent product launches?
A recent launch of a new Pepsi bottle was very successful and I entirely credit one of our students with that. She designed the bottle and discussed how it should be launched. Ultimately, it was produced and tested in front of her and that’s a great example to others. She is one of my best students.
GW: Providing services from design to manufacture of fully automatic glass forming machines and related engineering products, what are the latest developments at subsidiary company, Glass Equipment?
Having been successfully rebuilt from the ground up, Glass Equipment is now HNG’s backbone. The company will guide us through to tomorrow and in the long-term, it will stand us apart. With our specialisation, we can already compete with the best in the world.
With a powerhouse of knowledge, our team has worked ceaselessly on not only upgrading equipment but offering expertise in all areas of the glass manufacturing process. The pride in the team is phenomenal and there is a real perfectionist attitude throughout, instilled by the company’s Vice President, Bharat Somany. Every member of the team is a specialist by himself.
Throughout the world, there is a realisation that machinery can make a real difference in the whole production process, never more so than when encountering the current cost pressures. The capabilities of Glass Equipment can be huge and the whole world is potentially a market for this business.