Viridian Group, Australia trusts on Glaston Care
Viridian’s roots in Australia’s glass industry stretch back to the 1930’s when Pilkington Glass delivered its first products to the market and also more recently with DMS in the early 1980s. In 2007, Viridian was formed as the glass division, focusing on glass and glazing capabilities, when CRS Building Products acquired Pilkington Australia and DMS Glass. Today, Viridian is Australia’s largest provider of glass and the only Australian manufacturer of float glass and hard coat performance products. The company has operations in New Zealand and has some export to Asia.
Viridian has been a long-term customer for the Glaston Care agreement, which currently covers eight locations in Australia and New Zealand with a total of 9 Glaston furnaces.
“The idea of the agreement was initially introduced to us more than 10 years ago as our furnace warranty period was coming to an end. With our new equipment, we wanted to continue along the same lines that we had had until then. Glaston, formerly Tamglass, has been our partner in tempering furnaces for more than 20 years.”
– David Charnock, Technical Manager, Heat Treatment, at Viridian in Sydney, Australia.
"When we bought our Glaston Tamglass HTF ProE 2442 furnace in 2000, we decided to get the Glaston Care service agreement at the same time,” says Horst Würzburger, Technical Manager at Arcon-Dur. “The reason for the agreement was to have quick support and maintenance availability for our machines in case of emergency".Read more
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“We’re the new kids on the block with our latest offering of digital ceramic printing on glass, bringing affordability to one-off glass pieces that can be tempered into a long-lasting masterpiece. It was all by chance that we met Dip-Tech at Glasstec in Dusseldorf in 2016. After 18 months, we’ve brought our business idea to fruition,” says Charlie Hill, owner of Washington Art Glass in Tyne and Wear, UK. “The key to our success has been an investment in Glaston’s RC Series tempering furnace for top-quality, flat glass results.”Read more
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