Pittsburgh Glass Works: partnership with Daimler AG

Pittsburgh Glass Works LLC (PGW) and Daimler AG have set up a new OEM/supplier strategic partnership for the supply of automotive glass. As per the partnership, PGW will be the main supplier of windsh…

Pittsburgh Glass Works LLC (PGW) and Daimler AG have set up a new OEM/supplier strategic partnership for the supply of automotive glass. As per the partnership, PGW will be the main supplier of windshields, and laminated glass for doors and rear windows for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars and SUVs. “This strategic partnership will strengthen the valued relationship with Daimler and position our business for both sustained growth and profitability for the future,” said Lou Braga, vice president and general manager of PGW“s OEM business unit. According to the new business model, PGW will invest in manufacturing capacity and technology development to meet the requirements of the partnership. PGW glass products including Sungate coated automotive glass, Solextra blue glass, Safe and Sound laminated glass and SoundMaster enhanced acoustic glass, which are key technologies expected to be in increased use on Daimler vehicles. PGW process technologies for precisely controlling glass shape and optical characteristics are also critical to meeting the high expectations of Daimler customers. “Daimler was an early adopter of our Sungate coated automotive glass,” said Paolo Cavallari, general manager of PGW Europe. “And through this strategic partnership we are committed to supporting their ongoing needs for innovative process and product technologies.” Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) supplies automotive OEM windshields, rear and side windows, sunroofs and assemblies for auto and truck manufacturers, as well as supplying and distributing replacement automotive glass products for use in the aftermarket.