Guardian Glass has decided not to participate at glasstec 2020, scheduled to take place in Dusseldorf, Germany from 20-23 October 2020 as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.

The flat glas manufacturer will instead prioritise a swift and successful resumption of business, as well as the acceleration of its own digital transformation.

Kevin Baird, president and CEO of Guardian Glass, said: “Our decision not to participate at this year’s event was not taken lightly, but was done with the health and safety of our employees and customers in mind, being respectful of the current business environment.

“These are challenging times for everyone, and it has required all of us to think differently about how we do business.

“We want to build on this momentum of necessary innovation and develop new ways of supporting our customers and other preferred partners through enhanced digital tools and collaboration.”

The company said it will focus on its digital content and product portfolio to inspire new thinking in the use of glass in commercial architecture, as well as helping to deliver more comfortable and energy-efficient living environments.