Xinglass, a Chinese glass machinery manufacturer, has ended its 12-year distribution partnership with Jordon Glass Corp. and announced plans to sell into the United States directly.

“We are expanding our U.S. markets, and we want to provide customer service and technical support for our existing U.S. customers and new U.S. customers,” says Zhenghong Zhu, president of Xinglass. “So it’s more convenient and better to have our branch company and office here in U.S. And we will be able to be more involved in the glass industry and help other glass companies directly.”

The company plans to open its branch before October of this year in the Northeast. The exact location has not yet been determined.

Xinglass’ manufacturers glass tempering furnaces and washing machines.

“We have been in the U.S. market for many years, providing glass tempering solutions to glass companies and we think it’s more convenient and beneficial for glass company in the U.S. to work with us directly (without [a] middle man),” says Zhu. “We are looking forward to expanding our U.S. market and helping U.S. glass companies directly.”