FINEO partnership between AGC Glass Europe and Schüco
After already good collaboration, AGC Glass Europe and Schüco now have agreed to enter into a strategic development cooperation to pool know-how and technical expertise, exploit synergies in research and so actively promote the development of forward-looking solutions with vacuum insulating glass and aluminium systems.
Requirements for high sustainability and future viability of buildings are increasing. Smart and innovative technologies and materials are becoming more and more important. This includes, among other things, the use of vacuum insulating glass (VIG) inside window or façade systems.
Dr Karl Stefan Dewald, Head of the Façades business unit at Schüco, comments on the strategic partnership: "With AGC Glass Europe, we have found the perfect partner to help us meet the future requirements of the market and customers." Serge Martin, CEO FINEO® Glass, also confirms: "We are very honored by this partnership, as Schüco represents high-end premium systems and has a leadership position on the market. To embrace FINEO as an innovative product is an opportunity for both of us. We are convinced we will offer outstanding solutions to the market, which will combine high performances, sustainability and design.”
With its FINEO vacuum insulating glazing, AGC Glass Europe embraces innovative technology. The ultra slim glazing (from 6 mm total thickness) achieves unmet thermal and acoustic performances, and better light transmission.
The Schüco Group is at the cutting edge of technology, always setting high quality standards and premium solutions. The obvious adequation of Schüco with FINEO® makes it a perfect partner for AGC Glass Europe. In addition to meeting the highest comfort and design requirements through slim constructions and low weight, Schüco façade and window systems with FINEO® vacuum insulating glazing above all meet demands in terms of sustainability and energy saving - through optimum thermal insulation performance and the unrestricted recyclability of FINEO®.
AGC Glass Europe, a European leader in flat glass
Based in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium), AGC Glass Europe produces, processes and markets flat glass for the construction industry (external glazing and interior decoration), car manufacture and other industrial sectors (transport, solar power and high-tech). It is the European branch of AGC, the world’s leading producer of flat glass. It has over 100 sites throughout Europe, from Spain to Russia, and employs around 15,500 employees.
More information on www.agc-glass.eu (corporate site), www.agc-yourglass.com (glass for the construction industry) and www.agc-automotive.com (for the automotive industry).
70 years of Schüco – System solutions for windows, doors and façades
Based in Bielefeld, the Schüco Group develops and sells system solutions for windows, doors and façades. With 5650 employees worldwide, the company strives to be the industry leader in terms of technology and service both now and in the future. In addition to innovative products for residential and commercial buildings, the building envelope specialist offers consultation and digital solutions for all phases of a building project – from the initial idea through to design, fabrication and installation. Schüco works with 12,000 architectural practices, fabricators and construction professionals who commission buildings around the world. Founded in 1951, the company is now active in more than 80 countries and achieved a turnover of 1.750 billion euros in 2019.
For more information, visit www.schueco.com