“Designers are working with even larger glass surfaces, which requires more tempered and tempered-laminated glass. So, we decided to boldly invest in technology that enables us to be in the game,” says Aki Harjunpää, CEO of Jaakko-Tuote of Finland. “Along with other machinery, Glaston’s FC-technology-based Jumbo Series is helping us specialize in highly demanding, world-class glazed structures.”
Despite its humble beginnings in Panelia, a little known village in southwestern Finland, Jaakko-Tuote Oy was established by Veli Harjunpää, Aki’s father, in 1971. The company started by making laminated table glass for the furniture industry and curved glass windshields. In the 80s, the company entered the glass tempering business.
Today, Jaakko-Tuote has grown from a small business venture into a world-renowned manufacturer of high-quality safety glass for the construction and vehicle industries, which makes up approximately three-quarters of the production. The safety glass consists of tempered glass, laminated glass – or tempered-laminated glass – a combination of the two.
In autumn 2018, they signed the deal for the first Jumbo Series tempering line in Scandinavia at a time when they needed six-meter tempering capability.
“Glaston had the flexibility to commit to quick delivery,”Aki recalls. “Our expectations were met 100% by this machine. We visited Glaston in Tampere on a Tuesday and made the easy decision to proceed the same day. One month later, we were getting our production space ready for delivery. The machine was officially handed over at the start of 2019.”
“We have made quite a bit of tempered glass since 1986, but this line has broadened our perspective. It’s a good purchase. It has a comprehensive number of different features to enhance quality, such as the top-notch Chinook convection and iLooK online quality monitoring systems.”
BVGlazing Systems, Canada
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"Glass has become a feature of the building – not just something you’re looking through. That’s why all the glass we deliver must be of the highest possible quality,” says Andrew Dolphin, General Manager Glass Operations at BVGlazing in Toronto. “Glaston’s RC350 and FC500 have helped us expand our business to greater capacity with outstanding glass quality.”Read more
AGP, New Zealand
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"We designed our brand-new plant to deliver high performance results, combining our vision for machinery with our personnel selection to offer a superior product and service to our customers. We chose two Glaston FC tempering lines for repeatable and reliable quality results,” says David Bunting, General Manager of Architectural Glass Products (AGP)."Read more
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“We’ve always been an important partner to the large window manufacturers in Finland. Listening to their needs and responding has helped us stay competitive in this market,” Tommi Nousiainen, CEO of PLG in Finland, explains. “We were not specifically looking for a tempering furnace. But when our customers began to require high-quality tempered glass, we moved swiftly ahead with an entry-level Glaston RC model. Since then, we have already been able to upgrade the line twice in response to the rapidly evolving market.”Read more