Metro Performance Glass, New Zealand

Reference - Asia

Metro Performance Glass New Zealand to set new industry standards with Bystronic glass B’JUMBO installation


Bystronic glass once again achieved great success after the commissioning and installation of a new B’JUMBO I.G. line in Auckland, New Zealand. The progressive project is part of an expansion phase at one of Australasia’s leading glass processors – Metro Performance Glass.

With a broad product range that caters for both domestic and commercial markets Metro Performance Glass has established a reputation for excellence which their customers rely upon. The B’JUMBO IG production line from Bystronic glass was the preferred choice for this installation, with its technically advanced capabilities that provide greater accuracy and faster output to cope with market demands as they increase.

As product design in the glass market diversifies, the need to invest in greater automation that can easily handle an expanding product range, that includes double glazed units, laminated glass products as well as toughened and heat soaked glass, became essential for the Highbrook based manufacturers.

Accommodating glass dimensions from min. 190 x 350 mm, max. 3210 x 6000 mm, the B’JUMBO system can produce insulating glass units or commercial units from 12 – 80 mm in thickness. Using the Bystronic glass shape catalogue, customers can diversify their portfolio, enabling products to be manufactured in a variety of dimensions and styles. The system opens up new opportunities for Bystronic glass customers, particularly in the commercial sector, and makes an excellent solution in relation to the market’s desire for more dynamic design.

“During a tough economic climate that is dominated by continual change, the quality of build, reliability and support services are essential for us from a supplier. The Bystronic glass team have been great to work with as they developed a rapport and worked with us throughout the whole process, from advising and commissioning the line to training our operators on the equipment post-installation. They gave us confidence in the company as a whole, performing to the highest of standards during our transition phase, which at times had challenging moments.”

www.metroglass.co.nz

Download full reference story as PDF

Similar references


AGP, New Zealand

#architectural #architectural glass #FC Series #iLooK

"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

PLG, Finland

#architectural #Flat tempering #RC Series #Upgrades

“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

Lasiliiri, Finland

#appliances #architectural #Flat tempering #Heating chamber replacement #iControL #Upgrades

“Although our goal is to be one of the leading smart and safety glass manufacturers in Finland, we didn’t have the time needed to install a completely new furnace,” says Raiko Mäkeläinen, Technical Manager at Lasiliiri. “Instead, we went with a significant Glaston’s FC-zone upgrade, which enabled us to leapfrog to the very latest heating technology in a quick, cost-effective and sustainable manner.”

Read more

Articles


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

#AskGlaston Episode 59: What are the benefits of tempered laminated glass?

This week, we’re dealing with the following questions: What are the benefits or advantages of tempered laminated glass? If the glass is laminated and it breaks,...

Read more