Flat glass machinery suppliers Glaston and Hegla have entered into a partnership, which will cover the majority of the Asia-Pacific region.

The goal of the partnership is to strengthen the offering of both parties for the benefit of customers.

With a complementary product offering, both companies can meet glass processors’ growing demand for automation and integration.

The suppliers will be able to provide comprehensive solutions to customers, as well as faster responses and services, thanks to the broader network in the region.

Effective March 2024, Hegla’s sales and distribution activities in the area will utilise the resources and network of the Glaston Group.

The partnership covers the whole region except for Japan, South Korea and China.

Bernhard Hötger, CEO of Hegla Group, said: “With Glaston, we are able to provide highly customised solutions for clients, including the integration of Glaston’s heat treatment and insulating glass production into our highly automated and integrated shop floor logistic solutions, in one of the largest and fastest growing regions of the world.”

Both companies supply glass machinery for architectural and automotive glass applications.