Tiama and Somex will combine their technologies to create a range of testing equipment for the glass industry.

The partnership, effective at the start of this month, will see Tiama and Somex deliver a comprehensive portfolio of testing instruments for glass manufactures and packagers.

Tiama is a global provider of real-time data and quality controls for the glass packaging industry, whilst Somex has developed a portfolio of testing instruments for manufacturers of glass containers.

Somex will continue to operate independently whilst incorporating Tiama’s sales force and technical service at a global level.

As the industry moves towards increased automation, the partnership could see more comprehensive solutions for the glass industry.