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AGP eGlass showcases Ultralite Plus™ and Impact Plus™ featuring Corning Gorilla Glass for Automotive

Frankfurt, September 15, 2017 – At the 67th International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, AGP is showcasing its new eGlass state-of-the-art technical capabilities, as well as its latest innovations, Ultralite Plus™ and Impact Plus™. The lightweight glazing solution Ultralite Plus reduces weight by up to 35% as compared to a standard glass, thereby maximizing driving range, while additional impact resistance is achieved with Impact Plus allowing car manufacturers to feature glass panels that are approximately three times more resistant to stone impact. Both technologies leverage Corning® Gorilla® Glass.

 

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The lightweight hybrid glazing solution offers up to 35% weight reduction, contributes to an improved handling performance and an extended autonomy range, reduces CO² emissions and improves the overall fuel economy. In addition, the advanced glass technology lowers the vehicles center of gravity, which leads to better acceleration and the thinner glass contributes to a faster defrosting.

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The state-of-the-art glass composition is approximately three times more resistant to stone impact, increases overall safety and ensures a longer product life.

“Electric and autonomous mobility is a growing market and we’re prepared to contribute our glazing experience to accelerate this great trend – AGP is proud to be a part of this evolution,” said Arturo Mannheim, CEO of AGP Group. “Together with Corning, we are honored to present these latest advanced eGlass technologies at this year’s IAA. This appearance will mark a milestone for further international cooperation and expansion.”

 

Besides Ultralite Plus and Impact Plus, AGP’s international research and development team has developed core technologies that are closely aligned with the future mobility trends of electric, autonomous and connected vehicles.

 

AGP eGlass’ flagship technologies and product solutions include, for example a special technology that maximizes camera system performance for autonomous driving (Camera View Plus™), a non-metallic glass coating solution that improves cabin comfort without compromising connectivity (Solar Plus™), and a unique technology that gives passengers the ability to adjust the transparency of the glass at will, by touch or voice control (Vario Plus™). Moreover, AGP’s high-tech glass enables the production of panoramic and Cielo windshields of up to four square meter (360 Plus™). AGP’s glazing solutions combine lightweight technology with advanced optics, safety and comfort features to deliver an

unparalleled driving experience.

To learn more about our participation at IAA 2017 visit www.iaa-eglass.com and visit us at Hall 6, stand C22 from Sept. 14-24.

 

About AGP

AGP – American Glass Products is one of the leading global specialty glazing manufacturers, with over 50 years of experience. AGP Group has developed a large portfolio of products for the automotive, marine, mass transit, and military markets. The company maintains the industry’s highest levels of quality and performance. AGP services approximately 650 customers globally, with local service offerings in more than 20 countries supported by approximately a total of 1800 employees, including 500 engineers and technicians.

 AGP has a competitive and highly automated industrial base in South America to support growth needs from around the World tapping from all its four plants: one in Brazil, one in Colombia, and two in Peru. AGP has a decentralized corporate structure leveraging its local presence in many markets.

 

 

Press contact

Weber Shandwick for AGP

Philipp Hanke

(+49) 89 380 179 48

phanke@webershandwick.com

 

Stefanie Schneidewind

(+49) 89 380 179 19

sschneidewind@webershandwick.com

 

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The Auto Industry actively is incorporating value-added features to improve the premium car experience and cabin comfort. With the advent of large fixed glass roofs in the market, the need for solar control and individual comfort control has grown even more necessary.

This feature is starting to gain traction throughout the industry; is a good way to make the cabin feel larger and more spacious for passengers, especially those in the backseat. An example of this market trend if that the glass roof on the Model S sedan is now a standard offer.

The list of premium vehicles now offering something similar is growing rapidly as the trend points at great consumer acceptance for the enhanced cabin experience and openness feel and thus the skylight becomes a sought-after benefit.  Panoramic roof and Cielo windshields are forecast to grow double-digits in the next years as more and more luxury manufacturers and models release their stylish versions to the market.  Vehicles that offer this include the luxury Volvo XC90, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Lexus LC500, BMW M760i among others.

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At AGP, we have spent countless hours trying to understand the needs associated with new technologies enabling the Future of Mobility and the enhanced car experience at large. When something new comes along, we see it as an opportunity to drive functionality into that new technology, creating products that can stand above the rest. In the new breed of panoramic roofs, we clearly see this opportunity.

With the introduction of VARIO PLUSTM and VARIO PLUSTM with Invisiblinds™ AGP has brought an entirely new class of glazing solution to the market, allowing both the driver and the passengers to be in charge of their own comfort and privacy.  From voice control for the driver that is tasked with the morning commute through the bustling city, to rear passenger touch control for the commuter that has the task of fighting the mid-day sun, AGP has it thought out.  Our solution includes the ability to split the glass into sections, creating blinds that can be drawn with the swipe of a finger, or selectively dimming each section, the consumer is always in the driver’s seat with our technology.

Color, shape, and control converge to create a product that not only out classes the competition in functionality, but also is elegant and refined in its execution and consumer interface. Backed by an excellent control system, our industry standard connections and communications make total integration easy and seamless.

American Glass Products is a global supplier of state-of-the-art specialty glass production, with advanced laminating, tempering and armouring 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.

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AGP eGlass produces the largest ever windshield in the history of a passenger vehicle

USA – April 10, 2017

There have been various recent announcements of electric vehicles sales numbers for the first quarter of 2017, which all point to a strong growth performance worldwide and confirm the continued adoption of cleaner transportation solutions by consumers. One good example is the Model X, from the world´s largest electric vehicle manufacturer, which greatly innovated in the SUV segment offering an unparalleled cabin experience through its 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 riding experience.

AGP started manufacturing 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.

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.

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AGP eGlass 6 core technologies fuel the future of mobility

Texas, USA – March 30, 2017

AGP eGlass management team is proud to showcase its new eGlass state-of-the-art facility technical capabilities, as well as its Value Proposition including 6 core technologies developed in the past few years which are applied to special glazing solutions. Some of these solutions are already in the market as part of emblematic products like the Model X Big Sky windshield, while others are ready for launch in new exciting projects to come soon. The objective is to position AGP eGlass as an enabler for OEM´s engineers and designer’s product development vision and strategies.

With a solid international R&D team immersed in developing the Future of Mobility, AGP eGlass offers the following technology solutions:

Ultralite Plus™, a hybrid solution with aluminosilicate glass, delivers important weight reduction results which improves the car performance and contributes to reducing CO2 emissions.

Camera View Plus™ advanced optics allows for level 5 autonomous driving capabilities, toping industry standards.

Solar Plus™ enhances solar performance without compromising car connectivity by utilizing non–metallic coatings.

360 Plus™ technology is made possible by advanced bending capabilities, and gives to the driver and passengers a «feeling of openness» with a panoramic view from the left to the right and to the sky.

Impact Plus™ strengthens the glazing by using hybrid compositions, which significantly outperform standard glass laminates (approx. 3x times depending on composition). Impact Plus has superior stone impact resistance that does not compromise stiffness.

Vario Plus™ tops it all off, with a unique and revolutionary technology that allows you to adjust at will the transparency of a glass, switching as required from a completely opaque glass to a highly transparent one, using gesture or voice command.

“We are very excited with the numerous projects being launched by leading OEMs around the globe focused on creating the mobility of the future. We all will benefit from cleaner and safer transportation options and AGP is proud to be a part of this evolution”, said Arturo Mannheim, CEO of the AGP Group.

American Glass Products is a global leader in state-of-the-art specialty glass production, with advanced press and sag bending technologies, laminating, tempering and armoring lines that deliver products adhering to the strictest technical specifications. With over 50 years of experience, AGP has developed a large portfolio of specialty products for the Automotive, Architectural, Marine, Mass Transit, and Military markets that it supplies from its four South American production facilities and its global sales network in 20 countries.

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AGP eGlass state-of-the-art facility takes AGP to the next level in the automotive glass market

Texas, USA – March 23, 2017

AGP has completed its first full year of operation at its new eGlass production facility in Lima, Peru. This new facility represents AGP’s fourth state-of-the-art plant in South America. The company has two production facilities in Lima, in addition to plants in Brazil and Colombia.

The eGlass plant was specifically designed to produce the largest and most complex windshields and panoramic roof products in the commercial automotive market, with special focus on the needs of electric vehicle manufacturers. The facility has been awarded an American Architectural Silver Level prize for its modern design.  Because the plant is highly automated, it allows AGP to manufacture products in large volumes required by OEM customers, while also supporting advanced features. Therefore, the eGlass value proposition offers core technology solutions that enable OEM ́s product development vision to be accomplished using the latest know-how in the industry.

eGlass has seen dramatic demand increase with the recent award of three new advanced automotive glazing projects and several co-development programs with OEMs. These programs are in addition to the production launch of the Model X windshield for the world´s largest electric vehicle manufacturer, which is also the largest windshield in the history of passenger cars. Called the “Big Sky” windshield, it has achieved outstanding reviews in trade and consumer publications, creating a new standard for car design and driving experience.

“We are extremely proud of this new eGlass facility, which we believe will enable the automotive glass market to innovate at a more dynamic pace. The facility and its team will allow us to continue to build on AGP’s history of product innovation and leadership, but on a larger and more extensive scale required by the current mobility revolution”, said Arturo Mannheim, CEO of the AGP Group.

American Glass Products is a global leader in state-of-the-art specialty glass production, with advanced press and sag bending technologies, laminating, tempering and armoring lines that deliver products adhering to the strictest technical specifications. With over 50 years of experience, AGP has developed a large portfolio of specialty products for the Automotive, Architectural, Marine, Mass Transit, and Military markets that it supplies from its four South American production facilities and its global sales network in 20 countries.

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Participation of AGP at IDEX 2017

From Feb, 19 th through Feb, 23 rd , AGP participated in the International Defense Exhibition and Conference, IDEX, the most strategically important tri-service defense exhibition in the world.

IDEX is the only international defense exhibition and conference in the MENA region demonstrating the latest technology across land, sea and air sectors of defense. IDEX takes place biennially at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), which is centrally located in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

With representatives of the Defense business unit from different parts of the world, AGP exhibited the latest innovations and for the military sector. AGP´s solutions are focused on better ballistic performance and decrease in weight and thickness. Additionally, showed advances in durability and accessories such as frames and gunports.

With this fair, AGP continues to have an important presence in the region and being a world leader in the production of the best armored glass in the world. AGP plans to continue participating in events like this as it continues to set trends and satisfy customer needs.

 

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AGP CELEBRATES ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY.

50 years

In 1965, Jose Mannheim founded AGP Peru with the vision of creating a best-in-class company that is focused on achieving sustainable growth through innovation and expanding to a global presence.

Throughout the past 5 decades, AGP has developed a variety of new product solutions utilized by customers around the world. Along this journey we have benefited from the support of many customers, business partners and talented people that share our vision.
This vision lives on as AGP continually focus on innovation, technology and, our employees and customers, which we believe results in a bright future.

We invite you to visit our company timeline to learn more about AGP´s key milestones and the accomplishments over our 50 year history.

Welcome to AGP!