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Pilkington recently launched Pilkington Sundym™ Select, which the company states is the latest glazing innovation from its automotive division. According to Bill George, Pilkington’s business planning director, there was an industry need for this type of technology. By using suspended … Continue reading
Import Glass Corporation (IGC), and automotive glass distributor with 19 locations throughout the U.S., has opened its newest location in Opa Locka, Fla., to service all of South Florida. The company says it offers a full line of OEM and … Continue reading
Pilkington North America is once again returning as a Platinum Plus sponsor of the only worldwide event that is created and designed specifically for the auto glass repair and replacement industry. Auto Glass Week™ 2021 will take place January 12-14 … Continue reading
“Once a float glass process line begins it stays online between 10-15 years, and a lot of glass is moving through these lines – about 6,000 kilometers annually,” Erica Clouse, Pilkington North America business development manager, said at this year’s … Continue reading
A group of middle school students recently had the opportunity to step out of the classroom and learn about manufacturing firsthand. Pilkington’s team at its Rossford, Ohio, plant had been seeking outreach opportunities to teach students about manufacturing even before … Continue reading
Now in its second year, the Auto Glass Calibration Competition, sponsored by Opti-Aim™, is a premier international competition designed to find and honor the auto glass technician who completes the best auto glass calibration. The competition will take place during … Continue reading
Pilkington North America will once again join Auto Glass Week™ as a top sponsor for the 2019 show. The company will be returning as a Platinum Plus sponsor and continues to support the future of the auto glass repair and … Continue reading
Pilkington North America Inc. (Pilkington) recently went to court claiming its insurer, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company of America (MSI), failed to inform the glass company about a change to its policy in a timely manner. In addition to the company’s … Continue reading
Pilkington North America will once again support Auto Glass Week™ 2018 (AGW) as the top sponsor, including the Pilkington Clear Advantage Auto Glass Technician Competition, which is named after the Platinum-Plus sponsor. The international original equipment and aftermarket auto glass … Continue reading
PGW Auto Glass, an LKQ company, has acquired the wholesale division of Missouri-based Mark’s Mobile Glass for an undisclosed amount. According to a notice sent by Mark’s Mobile Wholesale Glass division, the acquisition was to allow its wholesale customers to … Continue reading
Pilkington is in the process of consolidating a number of its auto glass service centers. GlassBYTEs.com has confirmed the Randolph, Mass., Burlington, Vt., Clifton, N.J., Dallas and Oklahoma City, Okla., centers have either closed or are in the process of … Continue reading
Hurricane Harvey, now a tropical storm, pounded Houston and surrounding areas over the weekend, bringing with it devastating amounts of rain, which in some parts, have yet to cease. The National Weather Service forecasters expect some areas to see rainfall … Continue reading
Research Frontiers, developers of SPD-SmartGlass, an electronically tintable glass, recently released its financial statement for the first six months of 2017, which reveals strong use in the automotive segment. The company’s revenue, which historically was attributed to the glass’s use … Continue reading
As you prepare for Auto Glass Week™ 2017 in West Palm Beach, Fla., keep in mind there are a variety of ways to reach your destination. For some, flying directly to West Palm Beach is the best option. However, when … Continue reading
You and your team can spend three days learning from the best through a special registration deal. Purchase two full registrations and get a third full registration FREE for Auto Glass Week™ 2017. The annual event will take place October … Continue reading
New for 2017, Pilkington United Kingdom Limited (part of the NSG Group) has introduced a Fractography training course to complement its traditional Product Knowledge courses. Jigsaws have been in existence for around 250 years and, for many families, are as … Continue reading
Move quickly to take advantage of the deepest discounts and secure your spot at Auto Glass Week™ 2017 before early bird registration ends June 12. Early bird registration will save you up to $100 versus onsite registration. In addition to … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
Pilkington North America will return as a supporting company and increase to the level of Platinum Plus Sponsor for Auto Glass Week™ 2017 this fall in West Palm Beach, Fla. The company is once again serving as the named sponsor … Continue reading
Pilkington North America Inc., has announced its plans to invest $7.5 million in technology and manufacturing upgrades to its Versailles facilities, said Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin. The facility has been in operation since 1987. “For the past 30 years, Pilkington … Continue reading
NOVUS Glass is currently conducting a joint field test with Pilkington of the Opti-Aim ADAS recalibration tool in strategic locations throughout North America.
NSG, parent company to Pilkington, reported second-quarter fiscal-year 2016 revenue for automotive glass was “slightly better than the previous year, due partly to the impact of a weaker Japanese Yen.” In North America, the company report automotive glass replacement revenues … Continue reading
NSG, parent company to Pilkington, reported first-quarter fiscal-year 2016 automotive revenue at $669.9 million USD (83.1 billion Yen), compared to $649.8 million USD (80.6 billion Yen) in the same period of the prior fiscal year. North America accounted for $186.2 million USD (23.1 billion Yen) of the automotive business, second only to one other region.
NSG, parent company to Pilkington, reports full-year 2015 automotive sales of $2.63 billion USD (313.96 billion Yen), compared to $2.56 billion USD (305.11 billion Yen) in the previous year full year. Operating profit for the segment is $78.53 million USD (9.37 billion Yen) for full-year 2015, compared to $93.45 million USD (11.15 billion Yen).
Looking back, it appeared as though a seismic shift rippled through the industry ten years ago. National Auto Glass Specifications (NAGS, which is a part of Mitchell International) announced a rebalancing of its benchmark pricing that took effect February 2005. PPG Auto Glass (now owned by Pittsburgh Glass Works), Pilkington (now a part of Nippon Sheet Glass), Mygrant Glass, Kryger Glass, Saf-ti Auto Glass Distributors and many other distributors responded to the pending changes with a resounding no: “We will not change our pricing.” Insurance companies, on the other hand, were another story.
The General Court of the European Union has rejected NSG Pilkington’s appeal to reduce a $445 million USD (€357 million Euros) fine over the company’s alleged antitrust violations in the sharing and exchange of commercially sensitive information regarding deliveries of automotive glass in the European Economic Area (EEA).
There are about 12 to 13 million repair or replacement potentials each year, according to Bill George of NSG Pilkington who spoke yesterday during Auto Glass Week. Technology is changing, autonomous vehicles are coming, and you need to be prepared … Continue reading
Jean Pero, sales manager for Mygrant Glass, was honored with the Carl F. Tompkins Award for Excellence in Auto Glass Safety, while John King, retiring vice president of aftermarket at Sika Corp. was recognized with a new industry-wide achievement award … Continue reading
NSG, parent company to Pilkington, has reported that its fiscal first-quarter automotive revenue has increased to $784 million USD (¥80.6 billion) from $755 million USD (¥77.6 billion), compared to the same period of last year. Profits for the division were … Continue reading
Auto Glass Week™ (AGW), the three-day international event featuring automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition/extravaganza, is proud to announce that Pilkington North America, a manufacturer of glass and glazing products for the automotive markets and architectural, is once again a Platinum Sponsor.
NSG, parent company to Pilkington, has reported that its fiscal third-quarter automotive revenue has increased to $2.2 billion USD (¥224.7 billion Yen), compared to $1.7 billion USD (¥176.9 billion Yen) in the same period of the prior year. Profits for the division were $66 million USD (¥6.7 billion Yen), compared to $27 million USD (¥2.7 billion Yen) in the year-ago period.
Pilkington North America, a subsidiary of Nippon Sheet Glass, has announced it is closing its Lathrop, Calif., plant, which currently manufactures automotive and commercial architectural glass. According to a release from the company, “This decision was made after a careful … Continue reading
NSG, parent company to Pilkington, has reported that its automotive revenue improved to $1.54 billion U.S. dollars (152.1 billion Yen), compared to $1.23 billion U.S. dollars (121.1 billion Yen) in the same period of last year.