Security Glass BRG Automotive

Bullet resistant glass (BRG) for automotive applications can be divided in two main segments: military automotive BRG, which is extensively covered in the Defense Division, and civilian automotive BRG, which is explained here.  Civilian automotive BRG can be divided itself in two segments: Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) BRG, when the armored vehicle is produced at the original vehicle factory, and Retrofit BRG, when the armored vehicle is produced by modifying a series car.  AGP has extensive experience in both OEM and retrofit segments, being the largest producer of automotive retrofit BRG in the world and one of the main suppliers of BRG for OEM programs.

 

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ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER (OEM)

GUARANTEED PRODUCT

GUARANTEED PRODUCT

This is why AGP has been selected by several well recognized OEMs as partner for the development and supply of BRG for some of their most important armored vehicle programs as can be seen in the SUCCESS CASES page.
ISO/TS 16949, in conjunction with ISO 9001 defines the quality management system requirements for the design, development and production specifically of OEM automotive-related products. Complying with these standard requirements AGP ensures continual improvement of its processes, emphasizing defect prevention, minimizing variation and reducing waste.

IDEAL PARTNER

IDEAL PARTNER

AGP is the ideal partner for the development and supply of Bullet Resistant Glass for OEM programs: over 15 years working directly with the OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers in several programs, our multidisciplinary engineering and quality team based simultaneously at our manufacturing facilities and close to our customers and a robust Advanced Product Quality Planning process ensures meeting OEM product, timing and quality requirements.

OEM EXPERIENCE

OEM EXPERIENCE

The experience of more than 40 years producing BRG for the retrofit market with hundreds of models developed, complemented by the success of OEM programs which goes well beyond armored vehicle projects has allowed AGP to optimize the tools and processes normally used for the development of automotive series components and apply them specifically to BRG developments in the exact dimension that its customers require without sacrificing safety, quality or delivery reliability.

GUARANTEED PRODUCT

GUARANTEED PRODUCT

This is why AGP has been selected by several well recognized OEMs as partner for the development and supply of BRG for some of their most important armored vehicle programs as can be seen in the SUCCESS CASES page.
ISO/TS 16949, in conjunction with ISO 9001 defines the quality management system requirements for the design, development and production specifically of OEM automotive-related products. Complying with these standard requirements AGP ensures continual improvement of its processes, emphasizing defect prevention, minimizing variation and reducing waste.

DEDICATED R&D SUPPORT

DEDICATED R&D SUPPORT

Should it be required, AGP would dedicate experienced Research and Development resources, testing capabilities and its established network of technical alliances with research institutions and technology experts to develop the solutions required by OEM customers whether they are related to ballistic requirements or other specific feature to be incorporated in the BRG.

READY TO USE TECHNOLOGY

READY TO USE TECHNOLOGY

Additionally to satisfying specific customer requirements, AGP makes available to its customers a large range of state of the art solutions already developed and ready to use such as: certified lightweight ballistic compositions for the most important standards and levels, ballistic resistance at high and low temperatures, the thinnest glass-steel edge in the market or blast resistance.

APQP/VDA Development

APQP/VDA Development

  • AGP has optimized its Advanced Product Quality Planning process (APQP or VDA in Germany) to develop specifically BRG.
  • Comprehensive and continuous feedback and corrective actions implementation from previous programs allow us to start one step closer to success. For example: base DFMEA, PFMEA, DVP, PVP and Control Plan are already among the most complete in the industry.
Catia V5

Catia V5

  • Product development from 3D CAD models, drawings and engineering specifications supplied by the customer.
  • Product development from a Product Design Specification (PDS) agreed with the customer in which case the 3D CAD models, drawings and complete engineering specifications are delivered by AGP, including all components, assemblies and systems such as antennas, heating circuits and terminals.
IMDS

IMDS

  • All OEM parts, with their components and raw materials are registered in the International Material Data System (IMDS) to help both AGP and its customers to comply with all legal, national and international requirements.

RETROFIT

BRG WORLD LEADER

BRG WORLD LEADER

AGP is leading the world production of curved Bullet Resistant Glass for Armored Vehicles.
Since the beginning, as an important supplier of replacement laminated glass for the automotive industry, AGP has structured its proprietary technology for accurately copying the geometry of original automotive glass and to generate spare parts based on it. This technology has evolved during the last 50 years and is now applied by combining physical and digital tools to ensure the perfect geometry and optics of AGP’s BRG; today, for the retrofit marked, AGP generates 3D CAD models, 2D drawings, CNC cutting files, CNC grinding files, CNC painting files and inspection fixtures and files all from an original non armored part.

SAFETY FOR EVERY NEED

SAFETY FOR EVERY NEED

More than 180 BRG formulas (not military) already certified in recognized laboratories cover most levels of most used ballistic standards in the world. Many specific ballistic requirements have also been certified and AGP is happy to evaluate new special requirements for development and certification. (See ballistics section.)

LUXURY

LUXURY

AGP integrates all functional accessories required by the customer such as: antennas, heating circuits or customer logo. High quality finishing and decoration of BRG components help to keep elegance of luxury cars after armoring.

MORE THAN 1200 MODELS

MORE THAN 1200 MODELS

Within its three manufacturing facilities AGP has more than 1200 models of automotive BRG already developed and ready to be produced and is continuously developing new ones according to the industry launches and projections for each market. Even if a model is not available yet, our technology allows us to develop it in as little as 10 days (without development queue).

Lightweight

Lightweight

  • Better vehicle handling.
  • Better functionality.
  • Longer components life.
  • Better fuel efficiency and more environmental care.
  • AGP offers certified lightweight BRG solutions for several popular threat levels, including: NIJ IIIA, NBR 15000 IIIA, VPAM 4, NIJ IV, VPAM 6, CEN BR6, VPAM7 and CEN BR7.
Geometry

Geometry

  • Geometric dimensions and tolerances are defined to ensure that AGP’s BRG fits perfectly in the vehicle.
  • Most dimensional and curvature tolerances can vary between ±1mm to 0/+3mm depending on the specific vehicle and ballistic formula.
  • AGP verifies the dimensions of every single part before being shipped.
Optics

Optics

  • Perfect optics is the target of good BRG.
  • AGP verifies and measures distortion of its BRG according to DIN 52305.

ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER (OEM)

GUARANTEED PRODUCT

GUARANTEED PRODUCT

This is why AGP has been selected by several well recognized OEMs as partner for the development and supply of BRG for some of their most important armored vehicle programs as can be seen in the SUCCESS CASES page.
ISO/TS 16949, in conjunction with ISO 9001 defines the quality management system requirements for the design, development and production specifically of OEM automotive-related products. Complying with these standard requirements AGP ensures continual improvement of its processes, emphasizing defect prevention, minimizing variation and reducing waste.

IDEAL PARTNER

IDEAL PARTNER

AGP is the ideal partner for the development and supply of Bullet Resistant Glass for OEM programs: over 15 years working directly with the OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers in several programs, our multidisciplinary engineering and quality team based simultaneously at our manufacturing facilities and close to our customers and a robust Advanced Product Quality Planning process ensures meeting OEM product, timing and quality requirements.

OEM EXPERIENCE

OEM EXPERIENCE

The experience of more than 40 years producing BRG for the retrofit market with hundreds of models developed, complemented by the success of OEM programs which goes well beyond armored vehicle projects has allowed AGP to optimize the tools and processes normally used for the development of automotive series components and apply them specifically to BRG developments in the exact dimension that its customers require without sacrificing safety, quality or delivery reliability.

GUARANTEED PRODUCT

GUARANTEED PRODUCT

This is why AGP has been selected by several well recognized OEMs as partner for the development and supply of BRG for some of their most important armored vehicle programs as can be seen in the SUCCESS CASES page.
ISO/TS 16949, in conjunction with ISO 9001 defines the quality management system requirements for the design, development and production specifically of OEM automotive-related products. Complying with these standard requirements AGP ensures continual improvement of its processes, emphasizing defect prevention, minimizing variation and reducing waste.

DEDICATED R&D SUPPORT

DEDICATED R&D SUPPORT

Should it be required, AGP would dedicate experienced Research and Development resources, testing capabilities and its established network of technical alliances with research institutions and technology experts to develop the solutions required by OEM customers whether they are related to ballistic requirements or other specific feature to be incorporated in the BRG.

READY TO USE TECHNOLOGY

READY TO USE TECHNOLOGY

Additionally to satisfying specific customer requirements, AGP makes available to its customers a large range of state of the art solutions already developed and ready to use such as: certified lightweight ballistic compositions for the most important standards and levels, ballistic resistance at high and low temperatures, the thinnest glass-steel edge in the market or blast resistance.

APQP/VDA Development

APQP/VDA Development

  • AGP has optimized its Advanced Product Quality Planning process (APQP or VDA in Germany) to develop specifically BRG.
  • Comprehensive and continuous feedback and corrective actions implementation from previous programs allow us to start one step closer to success. For example: base DFMEA, PFMEA, DVP, PVP and Control Plan are already among the most complete in the industry.
Catia V5

Catia V5

  • Product development from 3D CAD models, drawings and engineering specifications supplied by the customer.
  • Product development from a Product Design Specification (PDS) agreed with the customer in which case the 3D CAD models, drawings and complete engineering specifications are delivered by AGP, including all components, assemblies and systems such as antennas, heating circuits and terminals.
IMDS

IMDS

  • All OEM parts, with their components and raw materials are registered in the International Material Data System (IMDS) to help both AGP and its customers to comply with all legal, national and international requirements.

RETROFIT

BRG WORLD LEADER

BRG WORLD LEADER

AGP is leading the world production of curved Bullet Resistant Glass for Armored Vehicles.
Since the beginning, as an important supplier of replacement laminated glass for the automotive industry, AGP has structured its proprietary technology for accurately copying the geometry of original automotive glass and to generate spare parts based on it. This technology has evolved during the last 50 years and is now applied by combining physical and digital tools to ensure the perfect geometry and optics of AGP’s BRG; today, for the retrofit marked, AGP generates 3D CAD models, 2D drawings, CNC cutting files, CNC grinding files, CNC painting files and inspection fixtures and files all from an original non armored part.

SAFETY FOR EVERY NEED

SAFETY FOR EVERY NEED

More than 180 BRG formulas (not military) already certified in recognized laboratories cover most levels of most used ballistic standards in the world. Many specific ballistic requirements have also been certified and AGP is happy to evaluate new special requirements for development and certification. (See ballistics section.)

LUXURY

LUXURY

AGP integrates all functional accessories required by the customer such as: antennas, heating circuits or customer logo. High quality finishing and decoration of BRG components help to keep elegance of luxury cars after armoring.

MORE THAN 1200 MODELS

MORE THAN 1200 MODELS

Within its three manufacturing facilities AGP has more than 1200 models of automotive BRG already developed and ready to be produced and is continuously developing new ones according to the industry launches and projections for each market. Even if a model is not available yet, our technology allows us to develop it in as little as 10 days (without development queue).

Lightweight

Lightweight

  • Better vehicle handling.
  • Better functionality.
  • Longer components life.
  • Better fuel efficiency and more environmental care.
  • AGP offers certified lightweight BRG solutions for several popular threat levels, including: NIJ IIIA, NBR 15000 IIIA, VPAM 4, NIJ IV, VPAM 6, CEN BR6, VPAM7 and CEN BR7.
Geometry

Geometry

  • Geometric dimensions and tolerances are defined to ensure that AGP’s BRG fits perfectly in the vehicle.
  • Most dimensional and curvature tolerances can vary between ±1mm to 0/+3mm depending on the specific vehicle and ballistic formula.
  • AGP verifies the dimensions of every single part before being shipped.
Optics

Optics

  • Perfect optics is the target of good BRG.
  • AGP verifies and measures distortion of its BRG according to DIN 52305.