AGP eGlass produces the largest ever windshield in the history of a passenger vehicle
USA – April 10, 2017
Tesla recently announced delivery of over 25,000 vehicles in the first quarter of 2017, which included increased production of the most advanced SUV in the automotive market, the Model X. Probably the best feature of this vehicle, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, is the large Panoramic windshield called “Big Sky”. Its development and production were made possible by AGP’s advanced bending capabilities of up to 4 sqm of glass surfaces. This is currently the largest and most complex windshield in the automotive market with an approximate size of 3 sqm and features an advanced dual shade zone for improved cabin comfort and safety. Besides the functional benefits, the Big Sky gives the driver and passengers a «feeling of openness» with a panoramic view that provides an unmatched driving experience.
AGP commenced manufacturing of this windshield from its new state-of-the-art facility in 2015, which includes the capability to produce the largest and most elaborate glass products in the industry by utilizing our “360 Plus Technology”. This capability is one of AGP’s 6 core technologies that are enabling the advancement of automotive glass technology to meet the demands of the mobility evolution. “AGP is fortunate to have a great team of talented employees who have worked tirelessly to make this product a success. We appreciate Tesla’s confidence in our capabilities and look forward to continued success for the Model X and both companies.” said Arturo Mannheim CEO, AGP Group.
The automotive market is predicting a substantial increase in the size and complexity of glass in future vehicle designs. AGP is on the forefront of enabling such designs with our “360 Plus” technology to be able to produce such complex shapes with tight radiuses. Included in the size and shape capabilities of AGP is also our ability to offer complementary technologies that include advanced optics for auto pilot cameras and non-metallic solar protection to enable better car connectivity. These technologies are designed to be in tune with the Future of Mobility, as this revolution unfolds.
American Glass Products is a global supplier of state-of-the-art specialty glass production, with advanced laminating, tempering and armoring lines that deliver products adhering to the strictest technical specifications.With 50 years of experience, AGP has developed a large portfolio of products for the Automotive, Architectural, Marine, Mass Transit, and Military markets that it supplies through its 4 production facilities and global sales network.