The goal of the agreement is to combine the strengths of Sorg in the furnace area with GFT for the tin bath. The parties will be able to offer the hot end package for float glass lines up 1000 tons per day.
Customers have the advantage of getting best in class technologies from one contractual party for this core area.
The groups said they were actively following the customer trend to buy larger project packages and reduce interfaces.
Customers further benefit from having access to latest melting and forming technology which is setting standards in glass quality, low energy consumption and high production yields.
Both parties are exhibiting at glasstec. GFT will be in hall 13 stand F94, Sorg will be in hall 15 stand B39.