Village Glass chooses Hegla for leading cutting solutions

During its GBP 1.3 million expansion programme, Village Glass has installed a Hegla cutting solution, which, the company says, will have a major impact on the architectural market and set a new benchm…

During its GBP 1.3 million expansion programme, Village Glass has installed a Hegla cutting solution, which, the company says, will have a major impact on the architectural market and set a new benchmark for the industry. The Hegla equipment will help to further raise production standards thanks to efficiency, cost savings and product turnaround. Village Glass, one of the most well-known and respected manufacturers in the UK, chose Hegla for providing only the highest standards of technology. Having provided products for prestigious contacts nationally, as well as projects in and around London, including Regent Street, the Olympic Village and numerous London Hotels, Village Glass has been at the forefront of the industry placing quality and service as paramount for many years. This unique Hegla installation will assist in the redevelopment of production methods using the company“s latest equipment including state-of-the-art combination float laminated cutting technology. The machine was specifically designed to suit the individual customer requirements, designated for a specific area at Village Glass where space was limited and standard cutting equipment simply would not fit. The machine has a comprehensive range of special Hegla options: Twin Soft Coat Edge Deletion, Twin Float Cutting Heads, X and Y Axis Overlap PVB Trimming, Guardian High Selective Grinding and Laser Marking glass identification for toughening applications. The laser marking capabilities enable faster, more reliable glass recognition and broadens the scope for future marking requirements should legislative changes prove to become more complicated. Customer queries can also be resolved much faster and effectively with this unique feature. Producing over 12,000 units per week at its modern glass processing site, Village Glass continues to see steady and substantial growth during one of the toughest economic climates. Since the initial cutting table project there have been further installations of a Twin Jumbo Concertina Racking System for the glass storage area as well as several cranes for toughened glass and sealed unit handling. Village Glass has therefore taken a progressive approach to install equipment that will meet future market demands and assist the company to maintain its leading market position. Neil Jesse comments, We approached Hegla because of the formidable reputation the company has in the market, knowing we could achieve excellent results. The fully automatic Hegla system will help to improve production quality, volume and service levels for customers. This installation provides major advantages and reliability, which are qualities that are always associated with the Hegla brand. As more regulations are introduced for manufacturers Village Glass felt this development programme was essential in order to maintain the reliable standards for which the company is recognized. Steve Goble, managing director Hegla UK comments, Hegla provides customers with efficient tailor-made solutions that will achieve optimum results. We look forward to continuing our working relationship with Village Glass at an exciting time in their corporate development programme.