The NSG Group announced that it is in the process of upgrading its automotive glass plant in Versailles, Ky. The $7. 5 million upgrades are scheduled to start this spring and will enable the plant to utilize the modern Advanced Press Bend (APB) process for laminated windshields.
The APB process was developed for manufacturing complex-shaped windshields with tighter tolerance, according to NSG Group, and the company’s technology will support production of laminated windshields with Head-Up Display (HUD).
“This initiative is an example of NSG Group’s global effort to meet current and future customer demands in the automotive glass market,” says Tony Fradgley, head of NSG’s automotive global division. “We are ready to respond to our customers’ expanding needs generated by the rapidly advancing technology for driving assistance systems, such as HUD. ”
The planned investment, which is partially supported by the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority, will involve installation of new equipment and an upgrade to existing equipment at the Versailles plant. The plant was established in 1987 and is operated by Pilkington North America Inc. It employs about 300 people.
The Kentucky governor’s office had previously announced its involvement in the expansion as well.