The LiSEC centre of competence in Hausmening, Lower Austria, has opened.

The €5 million Glass Forum houses the latest LiSEC technologies for every stage in the processing of glass – from glass cutting and edge processing through to an elaborate glass logistics system and up to the production of insulating and laminated safety glass including toughening.

In the Glass Forum, flat glass is processed under real-life production conditions. With its production lines and software applications, the Glass Forum is used for research, test, training and demonstration purposes.

International guests from business and politics attended the official opening.

They visited the live glass production and, in presentations by experts, learnt about current topics such as automation, Industry 4.0 as well as quadruple insulating glass units with thin glass membranes.

A factory tour of the mechanical engineering in Seitenstetten was provided in the afternoon.

“With our investment in the new centre of competence Glass Forum, we massively expand an essential distinguishing characteristic: we are the only machine manufacturer in the market that processes flat glass itself and that in a profitable way “, said CEO Mag. Othmar Sailer.

Pictured Official opening ceremony with Andreas Winter (Managing Director Glastech Produktions- und Verfahrenstechnik GmbH), Mag. Othmar Sailer (CEO LiSEC Group), Prof. Dr. Thomas Keppert (Chairman of the board of the Peter Lisec private Foundation), Mag. Christoph Neumayer (Secretary General of the Federation of Austrian Industry) and Peter Holzinger (CSO LiSEC Group).