Armour Sealed Units Ltd., UK

Reference - Europe

Tailor-made IG solution for Armour Sealed Units Ltd. in Bristol


Those who believe that insulating glass (IG) manufacturers are always located on industrial estates on the outskirts of towns are very much mistaken. The route to Armour Sealed Units passes through the centre of a quiet residential area in Bristol and ends in a cul-de-sac. An older building, measuring almost 250 square metres with the white-red company logo can be found at the end of this cul-de-sac. Company founder and owner Peter Crowley explains how his desire for an insulating glass line in the small factory was fulfilled thanks to Bystronic glass and tells of the challenges that had to be overcome.

Peter Crowley founded Armour Sealed Units Ltd. in 1983 and, since then, has been able to acquire numerous regular customers from the surrounding area for his insulating glass. Two years later, the family company – his son is the head of production and his wife takes care of the office work – moved to the current location. Initially, the insulating glass production was largely performed on a manual basis. Later, it was only the sealing that was performed manually. “For a long time, I could not imagine that a complete insulating glass line including a sealing robot would fit in our small factory”, explains Peter. However, the entrepreneur was fully aware that he needed to invest in his production facility and modernise the old machinery in order to remain competitive and continue to be able to produce premium products that meet the current legal requirements.

“Bystronic glass was the only provider that was able to offer me a fully-equipped insulating glass line for my factory that only measures about 20 metres in length.What most impressed me was the fact that they did not want to force a standard solution full of compromises upon us, they fully recognised our production needs and the on-site conditions.”

Download full reference story as PDF

Similar references


AGP Architectural Glass Products, NZ

#architectural #architectural glass #automation #FC Series #iLooK

In this video David Bunting at Architectural Glass Products (AGP) in New Zealand is sharing his & his team's experiences on working with Glaston FC Series tempering lines.

Read more

Rakla Tampere Oy, Finland

#appliances #architectural #architectural glass #automation #digitalization #FC Series #Flat tempering #glass tempering process

Mr. Visa Seppälä at Rakla Tampere Oy in Finland is sharing his and his team's experiences on working with Glaston FC Series tempering line.

Read more

Steinfort Glas BV, Netherlands

#appliances #architectural #architectural glass #automation #digitalization #FC Series #Flat tempering #glass tempering process #Insight

Mr. Jan Anjema at Steinfort Glas BV in the Netherlands is sharing his and his team's experiences on working with Glaston FC Series tempering line.

Read more

Articles


5 promises of convection technology in windshield bending

By the laws of physics, convection is the most efficient way to transfer heat. But what arguments back it up in practice? Let’s dive deeper and explore beyond...

Read more

Important service factors in glass lamination

Did you know that the laminating line maintenance cost can vary greatly depending on your specific technology? For example, furnaces with infrared heating technology...

Read more

#AskGlaston Episode 60: Isn’t our company’s tempering system working automatically?

This week’s question is the following: Isn’t our company’s tempering system working automatically? There are several different levels of automation...

Read more