The Czech Republic’s Glass Service Inc has acquired F.I.C. (UK) Limited, based in Penzance, UK from its previous owner CNUD EFCO International effective from January 2014.

F.I.C. (UK) Limited will continue to operate as an independent supplier of electric glass melting equipment serving the worldwide glass industry from its UK plant.

F.I.C. designs and supplies electrical boosting systems for all glass types and manufacturing processes including TFT, LCD, float, fibre, holloware and borosilicate.

Additionally, FIC supplies all-electric furnaces and forehearths, offering advanced glass conditioning options with the Isothermal unit to improve side to middle and top to bottom temperature gradients.

Glass Service Inc is a consultant in the field of glass melting, furnace modeling, advanced furnace control and operation, troubleshooting, and optimising furnace designs.

It said the new relationship will bring benefits to FIC’s customers with the availability of its modelling as well as its glass defect laboratory and testing facilities.