Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) and Daimler AG form Strategic Partnership for Automotive Glazing
Innovative new business model for glass sourcing builds on existing relationship
Daimler AG is a global producer of premium passenger cars and the largest manufacturer of heavy and medium-duty trucks in the world. Along with PGW, a world leading supplier of automotive glass and services, the parties have evolved an existing relationship which includes both product supply and collaborative development. This new agreement is expected to significantly increase the scope of business conducted between the two companies.
“This strategic partnership will strengthen the valued relationship with Daimler and position our business for both sustained growth and profitability for the future,” said
The new business model requires PGW to invest in manufacturing capacity and technology development to meet the requirements of the partnership. PGW glass products including Sungate(R) coated automotive glass, Solextra(R) blue glass, Safe and Sound(R) laminated glass and SoundMaster(R) enhanced acoustic glass are key technologies expected to see 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(R) coated automotive glass,” said
Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) supplies automotive OEM windshields, rear and side windows, sunroofs and assemblies for auto and truck manufacturers, and it supplies and distributes replacement automotive glass products for use in the aftermarket. It also provides insurance claims services through its LYNX Services subsidiary, glass management software and internet marketing services through its GTS subsidiary, and e-business solutions through its GLAXIS offering.
Automotive glass products are manufactured and fabricated in six North American plants located in
Note to editor: Sungate, Solextra, Safe and Sound, and SoundMaster are registered trademarks of PPG Industries.
SOURCE Pittsburgh Glass Works LLC