Glass Team starts operations with top equipment line-up
“When you start up a glass processing facility from scratch, you need to now that you can be comfortable with your choice of equipment. We wanted to have technology that would give us the ability to process high-specification Low-E glass, reliable operation and local engineering support in case we need it,” says David Whitburn, Managing Director and Shareholder of Glass Team in Auckland, New Zealand. “So far, we feel that our investment in Glaston RC200 was absolutely worth it, as our investment in this particular tempering line helps us master those three factors really well.”
David Whitburn is no newcomer to the glass industry. With more than 20 years of experience at companies like Pilkington and National Glass in New Zealand, he knows what makes a glass processing business succeed. He also saw an opportunity for a new player in the market that could be responsive and flexible to the booming construction demands in the Auckland area.
In June 2014, Glass Team Ltd was born, and in May 2015, the company began its operations of being a full service provider of glass for windows and doors as well as frameless glass installations, including showers and glass balustrades.
David chose Glaston RC200 because it was the best fit for the size and scale of his new factory. The order was placed in August 2014, and the new furnace was delivered from Glaston’s factory in China at the end of February 2015.
“I’m especially pleased with the productivity of the line, the quality and the fact that the roller wave is well managed. The line has been very good for us when it comes to tempering high-specification glass.”
– David Whitburn, Managing Director and Shareholder of Glass Team, New Zealand.
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“We feel investing in upgrades is a good opportunity to get better energy consumption, better process quality, longer machine running life – and save money. Our oldest Glaston tempering furnace has been producing glass for over 30 years, a good example of machine durability and quality!” says Martin Werner, Technical Manager at FLACHGLAS Wernberg GmbH.Read more
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