Advanced coater commissioned in Poland
Guardian Glass recently started full production on an advanced glass coater in Czestochowa, Poland. The state-of-the-art installation will enable the plant to expand production of low-E solar control glass products for residential and commercial applications.
“Architects and builders are increasing their use of energy-efficient products to improve the building envelope and we are committed to supporting our customers by providing them with leading, value-added glass products and solutions” commented Guus Boekhoudt, Guardian Glass Executive Vice President. “This development provides them with an important capability in the region.”
Guardian’s second float and coated glass manufacturing plant in Poland, being built adjacent to its existing Czestochowa plant, will allow Guardian Glass to meet growing demand for high performance coated and fabricated glass products in Eastern Europe. Czestochowa’s original float line recently went through a cold tank repair, increasing its production capacity by around 25%. With both furnaces, the glassmaker is tripling production in Poland, demonstrating its commitment to the continuous improvement of glass products and services for European customers.
Furthermore, Guardian Europe Sàrl recently added two product solutions to its portfolio through strategic partnerships with other industry leaders. These include a building integrated photovoltaic product with ML Systen SA, a leader in this area for 13 years and a strategic partnership with Merck, a leading science and technology company, with whom eyrise dynamic liquid crystal windows are now offered with Guardian Glass coatings.
“The fact that we were able to execute the completion of the coater in Czestochowa plant safely and soon shall start the new float line there, during Covid-19, is truly an achievement in and of itself” Guus Boekhoudt adds. “The safety and wellbeing of our employees remains our number one priority, as we continue with our vision to create value for our company, customers and society.”
The second float line at Czestochowa is expected to start operations in September 2020.