NSG Group Expands Research Capabilities, Adds Glass Processing Plant

The NSG Group, the parent company of Pilkington, wrapped up 2022 with a number of growth initiatives. The company broke ground on a new Pilkington IGP glass fabrication plant in Sandomierz, Poland, and also added a second research laboratory in Itami City, Japan.

The glass processing plant is scheduled for commission in May 2023. The group’s new facility at the Technical Research Laboratory of Japan provides facility upgrades and improved research and development capabilities.

The glass fabrication plant will include specialized machinery and equipment, such as two manufacturing lines for insulating glass units, glass cutting tables, scissor lifts, manipulators and benders. The facility will feature 56,510 square feet of production space alongside 10,763 square feet of office, social and warehousing space.

The Itami laboratory was established in 1968 and has contributed to the development and quality improvement of new products and processes for glass technology, thin film technology and analysis and simulation technology.

By the end of March 2023, NSG plans to improve research and development efficiency by making existing facilities earthquake-resistant and consolidating various testing facilities scattered throughout the site into the new building.

Grenzebach Builds New Glass Plant

Grenzebach recently broke ground on its new production facility in Iași, Romania.

The new facility will provide additional production areas for glass, building material and intralogistics sectors along with areas for future developments and service. The facility is scheduled for completion in fall 2023. “We see our Romanian location as a perfect base for technological developments,” says CEO Steven Althaus. “And as the ideal response to the growing demand from our core markets as a further production and development center.”

The facility is located adjacent to Grenzebach’s current location. The company says that the structure is part of a comprehensive reorganization concept for the Iași location. Alongside the new production hall, the existing factory building is being modernized to conform to today’s efficiency and sustainability requirements.

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