Four decades

A new furnace from Glaston’s – the RC350 – will open up new architectural opportunities for Peterlee Glass, the company has reported.

“This furnace is part of our major £multi-million investment project for a prestigious new factory that will enable us to serve our customers with larger pieces of processed glass, better toughened lamination quality, and a wider portfolio of coated glass,” Graeme Hawes, managing director of Peterlee Glass Company, said.

While Peterlee Glass has experienced many changes in its four decades in the glass business, the company said 2017 is going to be one of its most exciting years to date with a £multi-million investment relocation to Mill Hill, on the North West Industrial Estate in Peterlee.

The investment will give PLG a 60,000ft² facility equipped with a new Glaston RC350 tempering furnace and processing machinery capable of producing safety glass up to 6,000mm x 2,800mm. Other new equipment includes a CNC, cutting machinery, and washing machinery.

Before placing the order with Glaston, Graeme visited other glass processors to see another two Glaston furnaces in operation.

“I was convinced by the owners that Glaston’s service and availability of the service personnel in the UK was exceptional,” Graeme said.