Shropshire based “The Glass Machinery Company” is rapidly gaining a reputation for excellence which has been created from a simple ethos: to provide the UK glass industry with the very best, industry leading solutions in terms of glass processing machinery, engineering standards, expert advice and second to none customer service. Providing not only what the customer wants but more importantly what the customer needs, has placed the company firmly in the eye of key decision makers across the UK flat glass industry.
The experience of the team goes a long way towards the increasing popularity of the business that has a broad understanding of the glass market and pays meticulous attention to detail when considering a customers individual business needs. The Glass Machinery Company work with clients from the concept of a project through to the end and is redefining customer service within the industry.
Onwards and upwards
Phil Birchall, Managing Director says that machinery innovation, which simplifies production methods, enables customers to grow their businesses in a way that has never before been possible. Phil comments, “Manufacturers are developing machinery solutions that support the glass industry’s evolution, as well as the aesthetics that architects now demand.” He continues, “Optimum use of light in renovations and new build projects increasingly requires glass to be processed in larger sizes. To meet these demands, whilst remaining competitive, glass processors need more efficient production methods that can cater for these changes. And this is where we excel”.
Working with customers
The growing client list of leading industry names have found that The Glass Machinery Company delivers on its promises, which is substantiated by consistent recommendations and customer success stories. The unique aspects of the personal touch providing tailored solutions with bespoke factory layouts, combined with a commitment to customer service, is a winning formula.
As the old but true saying goes, “the Devil is in the detail” and with all projects both large and small, specifications are carefully checked by our engineers to ensure that the smallest detail hasn’t been overlooked from initial concept and individual factory layout planning through to installation and training. The combined skills of our engineers and those of our suppliers guarantee the smoothest possible installation. And to support the expanding business, we’ve just recruited a fourth engineer, so technical help is never far away. The diligence and competence of the skilled, experienced engineers working together with our suppliers enables The Glass Machinery Company to provide the best in automation.
Working with suppliers
With a diverse and impressive portfolio of machinery from prestigious manufacturers within Europe and around the World, including brands including: Bovone, CMS Brembana, Benteler, Fratelli Pezza, Viprotron and Zafferani Glas, to name just a few, The Glass Machinery Company can offer solutions to most production problems. The very latest exciting addition to the range is LandGlass toughening furnaces.
Phil Birchall comments, “We are bringing innovative solutions to the market such as the CMS Brembana “Profile” vertical processing centre, or the “Vertec” vertical drilling and milling machine. The advantage of processing glass in the vertical plane simply saves set-up time and handling, thus making the item cost less to produce. With a traditional horizontal CNC, positioning suction cups under the piece of work takes time. After edge processing, you might need to transfer the glass manually to drill holes before moving again to a washer. With a vertical CNC, the suction cups are automatically positioned by the machine in a matter of seconds, making changing glass size a breeze. You can have 2 vertical machines in-line, feeding directly into a vertical washer. Drilled, milled, edged and washed in one seamless operation with minimum handling. For example, an AP door can be completed in under 11 minutes.
The Glass machinery Company team is committed to leading the market and we will continue to take a progressive approach to the changing demands, ensuring we can support customer growth with increased efficiency and a faster return on investment.
For more information visit www.theglassmachinerycompany.co.uk or alternatively, call Phil Birchall or Bill Pilkington and let us show you how we can make a positive difference to your business. Tel: 01948 841574