Texas, USA – March 23, 2017
AGP has completed its first full year of operation at its new eGlass production facility in Lima, Peru. This new facility represents AGP’s fourth state-of-the-art plant in South America. The company has two production facilities in Lima, in addition to plants in Brazil and Colombia.
The eGlass plant was specifically designed to produce the largest and most complex windshields and panoramic roof products in the commercial automotive market, with special focus on the needs of electric vehicle manufacturers. The facility has been awarded an American Architectural Silver Level prize for its modern design. Because the plant is highly automated, it allows AGP to manufacture products in large volumes required by OEM customers, while also supporting advanced features. Therefore, the eGlass value proposition offers core technology solutions that enable OEM ́s product development vision to be accomplished using the latest know-how in the industry.
eGlass has seen dramatic demand increase with the recent award of three new advanced automotive glazing projects and several co-development programs with OEMs. These programs are in addition to the production launch of the Model X windshield for the world´s largest electric vehicle manufacturer, which is also the largest windshield in the history of passenger cars. Called the “Big Sky” windshield, it has achieved outstanding reviews in trade and consumer publications, creating a new standard for car design and driving experience.
“We are extremely proud of this new eGlass facility, which we believe will enable the automotive glass market to innovate at a more dynamic pace. The facility and its team will allow us to continue to build on AGP’s history of product innovation and leadership, but on a larger and more extensive scale required by the current mobility revolution”, said Arturo Mannheim, CEO of the AGP Group.
American Glass Products is a global leader in state-of-the-art specialty glass production, with advanced press and sag bending technologies, laminating, tempering and armoring lines that deliver products adhering to the strictest technical specifications. With over 50 years of experience, AGP has developed a large portfolio of specialty products for the Automotive, Architectural, Marine, Mass Transit, and Military markets that it supplies from its four South American production facilities and its global sales network in 20 countries.