Continuing on its expansion plan based on a growth strategy, Grupo Pujol speaks about its recent acquisition of the Evasa production unit, aimed at strengthening its current position of leadership in the laminated glass market.
GRUPO PUJOL, the Spanish company owner of Hornos Industriales Pujol, S.A., global leader in the manufacturing of glass lamination furnaces, has acquired 100 per cent of EVASA production unit, located in A Coruña, Galicia (north-west – Spain). This way, the production of EVA interlayers continues in Spanish territory as the main European hub; following a strategy of descending vertical growth.
New investment; significant production increase
Thanks to this new investment, the production of EVALAM –specialized brand and international reference for architectural EVA belongs entirely to GRUPO PUJOL – a significant increase will be seen, since two new massive production lines will be incorporated as special actions at GRUPO PUJOL. These include a 2.61-meter-wide line which, in 2020, will transform the La Coruña-based company into the only EVA factory with capacity to produce the widest pieces in the world.
Thanks to all this, GRUPO PUJOL will increase the surface of its production facilities by 50 per cent: 9,000 square meters for production and another 8,000 land for future extensions that the Group may need. The team structure will be made up of 70 people and the Group will strengthen its current position of leadership in the laminated glass market, offering even better service to its customers.
Ambitious expansion plan
The ambitious expansion plan of the company, based on a growth strategy, also includes the extension of the productive plant, leading the company to be present in more than 90 countries. This will allow it to guarantee the fulfilment of the highest level of quality and safety of materials, either for current products or future developments, aimed at all kinds of problem solving for the architectural market or other future markets that could diversify the current EVALAM range of products.
New growth opportunitie
Jorge Pujol, CEO of GRUPO PUJOL affirms: “This new investment and acquisition of the new production line within Grupo Pujol, confirms the opening of a new horizon of growth opportunities, which will consolidate us even more – if possible – as leader and as the only 360-degree manufacturer in the market. In addition, it positions the Spanish consumables industry for lamination of glass in the international market as a reference of quality and excellence.”
Furthermore, Joaquin Pujol, Sales Director of PUJOL, says: “Given the growing demand of our interlayers year after year, the incorporation of this new production unit was fundamental in order to maintain product quality and service ratio excellence.”
New N-Fluent, less edge cleaning; more cost savings
Included within the strategic product plan of EVALAM, and manufactured in the new production unit, the entire know-how of a team of the Spanish firm has worked on the development of this new product, prioritized to obtain a product to help all glass lamination professionals.
Its unique and innovative formula gives it an extra hardness, which lower product fluidity and fewer risks are achieved as the EVA flows through the edges of the laminated glass, reducing the time allocated to cleaning the glass which results in lower cost per square meter of glass produced and greater benefits for the company.
The new EVALAM N-FLUENT provides UV filtration harmful to health over any wavelength (<390 nm). This allows to protect people and goods behind the laminated composition. Moreover, these properties also include an 85 per cent crosslink, which guarantees durability and stability far superior to any thermoplastic. The exhaustive quality controls of EVALAM demonstrate its stability against contractions once attached to the glass, which protects it against possible future problems such as delamination.
Hornos Industriales Pujol