Euroview completes changeover to stay on top
“With a company name change and a GBP 4 million investment in new machinery and equipment, Euroview Architectural Glass has set out to provide the finest specialized glass available to commercial applications across the UK. A key part of our drive for quality has been the addition of Glaston’s FC500 flat glass tempering furnace with the first iLooK online glass quality measuring system in the UK,” says Steve Larvin, Euroview Managing Director in Essex, UK.
Steve Larvin has been leading the company through an all-encompassing change process for the past two and a half years, ever since he started as Managing Director at Village Glass. Once he arrived, he saw a huge opportunity for the company to raise both output levels and quality to reach a new standard of glass for the growing commercial and high-end sector in the UK. “As our investment plans got underway, the former name, Village Glass, just didn’t seem appropriate any longer for the company. So while promoting a complete cultural change, we decided to rename the company to be in line with our future focus,” he says.
One of the key components of Euroview’s investment has been the new Glaston FC500 flat glass tempering furnace with the UK’s first iLooK online glass quality measuring system. Today, the furnace is proving its worth. It provides greater output and is capable of running larger glass sizes of up to 6,000 x 3,300 mm. This has enabled Euroview to cut its turnaround time to just over a week.
“For our customers, the iLooK online quality system offers proof that we’re delivering what we’ve promised. Every sheet of glass comes with its own report from the online system. This means that customers can really see the quality for themselves from the documents produced.”
For Steve, the ability to get feedback on how much glass is being produced and the quality in terms of roller wave, edge lift and actual sizes has been very important. For him, this is exactly the intelligence he needs to maintain a leading edge with customers and develop his business.
“With iLooK, I can just print out a report and give it to the customer with each piece of glass.”
Washington Art Glass, UK
#Flat tempering #RC Series
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