Glaston Corporation     Press release           2 March 2023 at 4 p.m.

Glaston has received an order for a Heat Treatment equipment, a HTBS line for bending and tempering and a RC Series line with the Turkish OEM customer DORAGLASS. The ordered lines were booked in Glaston’s Q4/2022 order book and the lines will be delivered in Q4/2023.

DORA Automotive Glass Industry and Trade Inc. has manufactured qualified auto glasses for all brands and types of vehicles since 1983, now serving customers in 50 countries. The company has used Glaston’s technology in glass processing since the beginning and is now strengthening its capabilities in the automotive tempering field with the latest technology to meet customer needs.

Commercial vehicle manufacturers are looking for high-performance and lightweight automotive glazing that has a positive impact on fuel economy, passenger safety and driving comfort. In addition, optical quality, functionality, as well as accurate positioning of labels and holes in ever-bigger window shapes, are essential.

With its flexibility and high-end product quality, the HTBS line enables glass processors like DORAGLASS to meet these market requirements. The new line enables the processing of even more challenging glass types.

In addition, the convection heating technology of HTBS and RC Series offers a solution to optimize energy consumption in glass tempering. Convection follows the glass through the heating cycle, only releasing as much heat as is needed for any specific load. This means even with low bed utilization rates, savings are high.

Glaston has been a trusted solution partner for us for over three decades, responding to ever-changing market needs. Thanks to the entire Glaston team, especially sales, technical and after sales,” says Mustafa Akkoç, Vice President of DORAGLASS.

“Our long co-operation is based on Glaston’s broad technological expertise in convection heating  technology, and with this latest product generation energy efficiency of production is also improved. We’re happy to enable DORAGLASS to expand its capacity and capabilities in serving customers in an increasing urban transportation field,” says Robert Prange, SVP Automotive and Display Technologies at Glaston Corporation.

For more information:
Tuomo Nuottimäki, Director, Heat Treatment Automotive Sales, tel +358 40 517 8287

Press inquiries:
Pia Posio, VP Communications, Marketing & IR, tel +358 10 500 5076

Glaston in brief
Glaston is the glass processing industry’s innovative technology leader supplying equipment, services and solutions to the architectural, automotive, solar and display industries. The company also supports the development of new technologies integrating intelligence into glass.

Glaston is committed to providing its clients with both the best know-how and the latest technologies in glass processing, with the purpose of building a better tomorrow through safer, smarter, and more energy-efficient glass solutions. Glaston operates globally with manufacturing, services and sales offices in nine countries and its shares (GLA1V) are listed on NASDAQ Helsinki Ltd.