Three Mexican aces who trust TUROMAS

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Glasser, Correlli Glass and Inova Glass are three Mexican companies with a long history in the glass industry, with two more things in common: the teamwork and the bet for the intelligent machinery of TUROMAS.

Glasser

Jorge Gúzman, President of Glasser

Glasser, as it is known today, was born 30 years ago. Before, it was preceded by Vitrocolor and, much earlier, by other companies. The last name Guzmán has been present in the glass industry since 1931. Jorge Guzmán, the current president of the Glasser business group, represents the third generation of the family business.

After having worked with molten glass and blown glass, they are now processing flat glass and specialized in glass for household appliances. From their three plants located in Mexico City, Querétaro and Santiago de Chile, they sell to South America and the United States.

The main objective of the Mexican group is to offer good customer service. A customer who, every time, demands more quality and more precision in the product, the tempering process, the colours, the finish…
A requirement that has led them to automate processes, and here is where TUROMAS’ advanced technology of comes into play.

Glasser and TUROMAS met for the first time in 2016, in Düsseldorf (Germany) at the 24th edition of Glasstec. The configuration and performance of the cutting table, featuring technical characteristics that he had not found in other European brands, caught Mr. Guzmán’s attention. In addition, “we found a practical machine, designed for the needs of the customer, not the needs of the machinery manufacturer; it has given us very good results,” said Jorge.

The monolithic glass cutting table that is installed in the Querétaro factory corresponds to the RUBI 513VAC model and works in connection with an MT 300 parting table. This table is capable of feeding three continuous lines of high production and it has made possible to manufacture up to one million pieces per month.

Along with the increase in production, the machine has solved several previous problems with “the loading of the glass on the cutting table, the zero point positioning, the speed and accuracy in the cut and the speed in the transfer of the leaves to put the next sheet of glass,” as listed by Jorge.

Growth has not only come hand in hand with new technologies helping a better work development, but the human factor too is and has been fundamental. “We like to work in a team; we like to make creative and collaborative work teams,” said the president. “Glasser is in our DNA”, is their motto.

Correlli Glass

César Castellanos, founder of Correlli Glass

“It is important to have a solid brand like TUROMAS because if we want to be the best, we must be with the best brands.”
César Castellanos, founder of Correlli Glass

In 1991, César Castellanos and Silvia Sánchez, husband and wife, founded Correlli Glass. At that time all the glass processes were manual, and performed within a working day that they knew when it started, but not when it ended.

Starting the business from scratch and working manually caused them to be surprised when they first met the TUROMAS cutting tables. The meticulous manufacture and the sturdiness of the machines gave them security to cut large sheets of glass.

The couple of Mexican businessmen has experimented with other brands, but ever since founding TUROMAS, they “have loved the way they have adapted to our needs and not us adapting to their established lines,” said César.

Compared to other manufacturers, they were impressed with the speed and precision in the glass cutting; they also recognized that the TUROMAS loading system for lifting and handling the glass sheets has helped them to improve quality and efficiency of their processes. The combination in which Correlli Glass relied on was the RUBI 403VAC-6 monolithic glass cutting table and the MT 300 parting table.

In addition, efficiency, quality and precision are essential for layer glass, whose installation is a current architectural trend in facades and windows, according to their director.

Almost three decades of experience go a long way and, ten years ago, they entered the tempered glass. Today, Correlli Glass has the largest number of tempering furnaces in Mexico City. The quantity and quality differentiate them from the rest because they provide 24-hour service, in fact, they were pioneers in quickly serving the customer at any time, day or night.

The Mexican company is very well positioned in the furniture, decoration, automotive and architecture industries. Some of its most important clients include Saint-Gobain and the Posadas and Quinta Real hotel groups. Every month they work in the glazing and decoration of a hotel of the last hotel chain mentioned.

The Pachuca metrobus, the Mexico Exhibition Center and several of the most important Mexican museums are some of the most emblematic projects from Correlli Glass. There are new and interesting projects forthcoming in Monterrey and “it is important to have a solid brand like TUROMAS as our partner” because “if we want to be the best, we must be with the best brands,” said César.

Although the secret of the triumph of this company would not be possible without its people. “I love working while following our core values with all my staff, I think it is the basis of the success of any company of any kind,” acknowledged Silvia who, with humour and affection, calls “my sons” their almost two hundred workers between the plants of Mexico City and Monterrey.

Inova Glass

Gustavo Moreno, CEO of Inova Glass

“The cutting lines and the smart storage we have acquired are the most technologically advanced with pickling, vacuum cleaners, labellers, linear motors… and that has helped us a lot.”
Gustavo Moreno, CEO of Inova Glass

The origin of Inova Glass dates back to 2007. It started with a manually manufactured oven. Throughout these 12 years, it has grown and it has plants spread throughout Chihuahua, Hermosillo, Torreón, Mazatlán and Aguascalientes.

The Hermosillo, Mazatlan and Aguascalientes plants have their own name: Termiglass, Cristal templado de Mazatlán and Magnoglass, respectively. They produce flat tempered, curved tempered, certified laminated, insulated and painted (with ceramic paint or cold paint) glass.

The Inova Glass group has evolved towards the automation and simplification of the processes and, in the course of this gradual transformation, they found the intelligent TUROMAS solution to automate the industrial process.

The investment in automation, although it has brought greater productivity and efficiency, was motivated by a tragic accident at the factory in Chihuahua. A fact that made putting above all safety and physical integrity of the staff.

Gustavo Moreno, as the head of all Mexican companies, is very satisfied with the relationship with TUROMAS. Professional and excellent are the adjectives he used to qualify the work and technical assistance of the Spanish company.

In 2014, they acquired their first smart warehouse, becoming the first Mexican company using an automatic loader capable of fully managing the warehouse and the transport of glass. Today, they have three of these at their disposal and they are in talks with the Spanish company to acquire a fourth one.

In addition to the trio of intelligent warehouses, Inova Glass has opted for three tables for cutting monolithic glass and one for cutting laminated glass. “The cutting lines and the intelligent warehouse that we have acquired feature the greatest technological advancement including pickling systems, vacuum cleaners, labellers, linear motors… and that has helped us a lot,” said Gustavo.

“We are very convinced that TUROMAS is one of the best brands, if not the best, worldwide in cutting lines and intelligent warehouses,” said a Manager who is always attentive to changes in the industry, willing to innovate, improve and prosper.

Long and successful is the trajectory of Glasser, Correlli Glass and Inova Glass in the glass sector. Years of achievements that have been achieved thanks to the material and the immaterial; thanks to passion, tenacity, commitment and excellence. Four qualities they have in common with TUROMAS.