PGW to Become Main Glass Supplier for Mercedes-Benz
May 22, 2009

Pittsburgh Glass Works LLC (PGW) has entered into an agreement with Daimler AG to become the main supplier of windshields, laminated sidelites and backlites for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars and SUVs.

"We've been a supplier of [Daimler] for quite sometime and we're absolutely thrilled with the evolution of the relationship into this new arrangement for supply," says Pete Dishart of PGW.

According to a statement issued by PGW, the new agreement will require the company to invest in manufacturing capacity and technology development to meet the requirements of the partnership.

Dishart could not comment on the specifics of how this might affect PGW's plants.

"With this relationship, we need to make sure we have the capacities capable of making the parts that they require, and they certainly have a demanding set of customers and we need to make sure our parts can meet the needs that they have," he said.

PGW expects its Sungate® coated auto glass, Solextra® blue glass, Safe and Sound® laminated glass and SoundMaster® acoustic glass to see increased use on Daimler vehicles.

"Daimler was an early adopter of our Sungate coated automotive glass," says Paolo Cavallari, general manager of PGW Europe. "And through this strategic partnership we are committed to supporting their ongoing needs for innovative process and product technologies."

"I think this is excellent news for the glass industry and for PGW," adds Dishart.

CLICK HERE for full text of press release from PGW.

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