Clearview National June 2015 - Issue 163 - Page 25

INDUSTRYNEWS A UK’ First for Glass Tempering Furnace »»Westcountry Glass, part of the Cornwall Glass Group, recently purchased its first piece of major processing machinery for its new factory in Plymouth. The toughening plant from Lambert GT Services Limited is the first type of this specific toughening plant series in the UK and it also makes it the largest in the South West, enabling their toughened glass capabilities to be up to 2850mm x 4200mm. Lambert GT Services Limited, who is supplying and installing the new toughening furnace, has bought a wealth of experience and expertise. The AG-Series Gapless Forced Convection Glass Tempering Furnace is the first state-of-the-art toughening plant to be installed in this country. Peter Lambert from Lambert GT Services Limited has been associated with manufacturing tempering systems for more than 30 years and designing his own machines for over 20 years. Peter comments:“Northglass already has installations in most of the major glass companies in Europe. Now, with the Cornwall Glass Group added to that list of high profile customers, so does the UK. Lambert GT Services are extremely pleased to be associated with Cornwall Glass on this project” Mark Norcliffe, a Company Director of the Cornwall Glass Group who is overseeing project comments: “This new machine will complement our three current furnaces and open up so many new opportunities for Westcountry Glass and the Branch Network of Cornwall Glass. The Team at Westcountry Glass are very excited with the prospect of being able to produce toughened glass for both single and IGUs to the new maximum sizes.” This significant investment by Westcountry Glass is the first of the new machinery being ordered for its new factory in Plymouth over the next month. Call 01752 855050 for more information Specialist Manufacture & Supply of the Highest Quality Fixings to the Glass, Sign & Fit-out Industries Dedicated to providing our customers with the best possible practical solution for their application. • Drilled & Tapped Screws • Conical, Dome & Mushroom Coverheads • Flat & Securit Style Coverheads • Mirror & Glass Fixings & Fittings Tel: 01843 593 440 | E: enquiri W4f