European Batch Plant specialists Zippe Industrieanlagen and Lahti Glass Technology have appointed Henry F. Teichmann, Inc. (HFT) as exclusive sales agents and construction partners for the USA and Canadian markets.

The partnership aims to add value to US and Canadian glassmakers, providing them with the best of both worlds: world-renowned technology, from two experienced and well known raw material handling companies coupled with the in-country expertise, experience and support of HFT.

This collaboration provides clients with one point of contact and responsibility for the turnkey supply of Zippe and Lahti equipment, improving communication and removing risk from the project.

In addition to new equipment, the partnership will allow the group to better support existing operations, and equipment through aftersales service and parts support.

Zippe and Lahti offer accuracy and quality in all areas of raw material handling and related technology; from material reception, through storage, weighing, dosing/mixing, transport, preheating, batch charging and glass recycling.

Pittsburgh, USA-based engineering and construction company HFT has more than 70 years’ experience in managing and executing glass industry projects, with an extremely successful track record.

It provides global glassmakers with engineering, procurement, construction, startup/commissioning and support.