Spanish furnace builder Hornos Industriales Pujol has acquired the glass division of the Italian company Teknokilns, which has ceased activity.
The agreement includes the incorporation of the entire client portfolio, as well as the services, know-how and engineering for the manufacture and development of thermal tempering furnaces of the Italian company.
These will now be manufactured entirely at Pujol’s production plant in Barcelona, Spain.
The agreement is part of the company's expansion plan and strengthens Pujol's position in all transformation processes associated with the concept of safety glass.
With this movement, the Spanish company remains faithful to its DNA, which bases its growth on the offer of services and products with high technological added value and which to date has allowed it to be present in more than 100 countries.
This same philosophy has remained unchanged since the beginning of the company more than 110 years ago and after four generations at the helm of its management.
This movement also means covering a gap in its product portfolio with a new offer that to date had no proposal in its portfolio, and will allow Pujol to position itself as a preferred partner in the market in the manufacture of transformation solutions of safety glass, both for laminated glass and tempered glass, with which all customers can count on Pujol as a partner to cover production needs.
Its new Temper Flex tempering furnaces will be based on an offer of furnaces equipped with various technological solutions of unique convection heating systems, with single or double heating chamber, and will be fully suitable for layer and selective glass tempering. low emissivity.
In the case of models with a single chamber, heating will be carried out by means of preheated air circulating inside the oven, this will lead to savings in operating costs.
The new oven will have three basic measurements between 3,600 x 1,500 / 4,500 x 2,500 / 6,000 x 3,200 metres.
Pujol CEO Jorge Pujol said: “This acquisition, together with our centuries-old tradition and experience in the development of ovens, reinforces our commitment as a company to our customers to offer them a reliable and advanced product.”