Our journey

  • Present
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    Step Change 2023 event for start-ups and scale ups organized by Glaston and VELUX was held in June 15-16 in Tampere, Finland.

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    Glass Performance Days 2023 (GPD) conference organized by Glaston in June 14-16 gathered over 550 international glass specialists in Tampere, Finland with the theme of “Way to Grow”.

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    Glaston introduces the tempering process Autopilot that reduces the need for operator input and offers process control without parameters. More: https://youtu.be/mGZUlDheGpo

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    Glaston introduces the White Haze Scanner that is the first AI-based solution to automatically detect white haze on processed glass online.

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    During the Glaston Innovation Days 2021 Glaston launches new technologies for the insulating glass manufacturing, flat glass tempering and laminating and automotive glass processing. More: https://glaston.net/innovations-technologies/

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    Glaston arranges Glaston Innovation Days 2021 – a three-day virtual event presenting the latest innovations and trends in glass processing.

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    The new Glaston brand is launched: Stronger together with new branding – The new era of Glaston seeing it through

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    Glaston launches new solutions at glasstec VIRTUAL 2020 https://virtual.glasstec-online.com/

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    Founded in 1870, Glaston celebrates its 150 years anniversary in 2020: from a forest company to world’s leading glass processing technology company.

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    DIMECC Prize 2019 awarded to Kai Knuutila from Glaston⁩ & ⁦Heikki Huttunen from ⁦Tampere University for innovative collaboration⁩ especially in ⁦DIMECC MIDAS Program.

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    Glaston Siru App based on machine learning introduced during GPD 2019 conference.

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    Step Change 2019 program for start-ups and scale-ups in connection to the GPD 2019 conference was organized the second time.

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    Glass Performance Days 2019 (GPD) conference organized by Glaston gathered an impressive number of over 1000 international glass specialists with the theme of “All eyes on smarter glass."

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    Glaston signs an agreement to acquire Bystronic glass

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    Glaston divests its Tools business, specialized in manufacturing and sales of tools for glass and stone processing, to Italian Bavelloni S.p.A.

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    Glaston Support room is introduced at Glasstec 2018 show in Düsseldorf, Germany.

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    Glaston receives Mention of Honor for the most startup friendly company in 2018

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    Glaston participating in Finland’s first industry-oriented machine learning project called MIDAS. In addition to Glaston, the key actors of the two-year group project are Novatron, Nokia Technologies, Epec and Tampere University of Technology.

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    The world’s first Hack the Glass Hackathon event is arranged together with Business Tampere, Tampere University of Technology and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.

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    Glaston organizes the first start-up event of the industry called Step Change in connection of the GPD 2017 conference.

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    Glaston iLooK Anisotropy online scanning of anisotropy is introduced.

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    The Glass Performance Days (GPD) event organized by Glaston celebrates its 25th year of service to the glass industry.

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    Glaston Insight platform for smart connectivity and intelligence of the machines is launched

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    Glaston Matrix bending furnace for windshields is launched.

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    Glaston invests in a California-based nanotechnology company.

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    Glaston ProL flat glass laminating line is introduced.

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    Glaston sells Pre-Processing machine business to Bavelloni Spa.

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    Glaston acquires the industrial property rights to all Glassrobots products.

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    Glaston introduces Glaston Genuine Care™ service concept.

  • The company sells the Software Business Area.

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    Launch of GlastonAir air flotation tempering technology for thin glass tempering.

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    Launch of the new generation flat tempering family and iControl™ automation system.

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    The acquisition of the German A+W Software Group.

    Business area Software Solutions is formed.
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    The company's name is changed to Glaston Corporation.

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    Kyro acquires Z. Bavelloni that is specialized in Pre-Processing machines.

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    Tamglass Goups's machine business is supplemented with tempering machine manufacturer UNIGLASS OY.

  • The Kyro Group's parent company is listed on the Helsinki Stock Ecxhange.

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    Tamglass introduces the remote online system ROLS.

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    Tamglass is granted the ISO9001 quality certificate.

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    The first Glass Processing Days (GPD) conference is organized.

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    The first bending and tempering line Tamglass HTBS is launched.

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    Tamglass launches the serial windshield bending furnace ESU

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    Tamglass launches the third generation horizontal tempering furnace HTF III

  • Kyro acquires the entire share stock of Tamglass Oy founded in 1970.

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    Tamglass launches the second generation horizontal tempering furnace HTF II

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    Tamglass launches the first generation horizontal oscillating tempering furnace HTF I

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    Tamglass is founded.

    The company specializes in windshield bending and lamination.
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    The company's name is changed to Oy Kyro Ab.

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    The first paper mill starts in Kyröskoski, Finland.

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    Hammaren & Co. is founded. Kyro's long and eventful story begins.

  • Our journey starts