Float glass manufacturer Pilkington North America plans to invest $7.5 million in technology and manufacturing upgrades at its Versailles facility, in Kentucky, USA.

Pilkington will buy new equipment to meet current and future customer demands. Using the most modern Advanced Press Bend process for laminated windshields, the company’s newly developed proprietary technology will support production of its formed glass pieces.

Pilkington North America is part of NSG Group, a manufacturer of glass and glazing products for the architectural, automotive and technical glass sectors.

The Pilkington name is used as the product brand throughout the world. The company established its Versailles operation in 1987, where it employs about 300 people.

“This investment will help strengthen NSG Group’s market leadership in the value-added product segment,” said Rick Frampton, regional director automotive, North America.