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New Investment into Bystronic glass Machines21/07/2010
Neuhausen-Hamberg (Germany), July 19, 2010. The glass processor Hansen Glass, based in the UK town of Kirkby, modernised its insulating glass production with the acquisition of a spacerbender COMBI from Bystronic glass. Alongside the frame-bending robot made of stainless steel, ideally suited for stainless-steel and plastic-stainless composite spacer bar profiles, the British glass processor also invested in a matching desiccant filling station and a butyl applicator.
After enjoying some excellent experience with cutting solutions made by the German-Swiss specialists in glass-processing machines, Hansen Glass once again decided to go for Bystronic glass quality products. “We are fully satisfied with every Bystronic glass machine, from the quotation phase through delivery and on to commissioning”, explains Keith Hibbert of Hansen Glass in Kirkby near Liverpool. The company has been in contact with Bystronic glass since 2000: back then Hansen Glass purchased a solution for loading and glass customization that is still being used today. Keith says: “Right from the very start up to the present day, this system has more than fulfilled all our expectations. We use it five days a week, with three daily shifts and we are particularly impressed by the reliability of the machines.”
Investment in the Future
For Hansen Glass this current investment is of major significance: for many reasons, including legal regulations, the company decided at the end of 2009 to convert from manual preparation of spacer frames in insulating glass production to state-of-the-art machine technology. The new machines were commissioned at the start of January this year. This means that the company is now able to continuously manufacture top-quality insulating glass units – and to do so without any fluctuations in production. However, it wasn’t just the machine technology that clinched the decision for the investment: “As far as we were concerned, the experience we had in terms of the excellent after-sales service and the intensive level of cooperation with Bystronic glass during the quotation phase, were vital criteria”, recalls Keith who is perfectly glad to back up the outstanding reputation that Bystronic glass enjoys in the branch.