AGP has a state-of-the-art R&D and Innovation model.
AGP Group's CEO, Arturo Mannheim, on enabling the future of automotive glazing:
We take the future seriously. The industry is experiencing an increased demand in electrification, connectivity, shared mobility, autonomous driving, and performance.
Using an agile and inventive approach, combined with our state-of-the-art manufacturing and R&D capabilities, we create bespoke technologies that continually enable safer, smarter and more customer-centric mobility solutions. Today our glazing capabilities extend from Security and Defense, through to our incredibly high-tech eGlass.
Our glass has guarded presidents and popes, and is at the forefront of the market for stunning, cutting-edge user experiences. Our latest technologies offer ultralite compositions that provide advanced optics, superior solar performance and protection. AGP expands the boundaries of conventional glass products by offering these new technologies for large and complex glazing.
I invite you to work together with us to bring these amazing possibilities to market, today.
AGP is determined to lead the way in defining the latest solutions to the world's transportation and safety challenges.
AGP clearly understands that to become a global leader in designing and manufacturing high-tech glazing, it has to position innovation at the center of its strategy. AGP R&D focuses on generating technologies, product solutions, and applications that enable customer's current and future designs and address market challenges.
We strive to be drivers of change, transforming the way knowledge and value are created by combining a highly qualified pool of talent, state-of-the-art infrastructure, and by closely cooperating with key partners.
From our bullet-resistant glass business to AGP eGlass’ highly complex glazing needs, we leverage our ecosystem of AGP tech centers both as standalone units and entire manufacturing sites, alongside a global network of research and development partners, as well as constant co-design partnership with customers.
At the core of our R&D strategy, we are expanding our network of tech centers. We aim to be part of the world's most prominent glazing knowledge development clusters, while fostering partnerships that
can change the game faster and improve people's lives around the world.
Our Tech Centers have five clear objectives:
1. Co-design with OEMs
2. Research & develop with universities and institutes
3. Develop programs with tier 1 and tier 2 suppliers
4. Enhance our brand experience and showroom
5. Attract and retain key talent
Each Tech Center will selectively focus on some of the core technologies most relevant to each target market and support the overall R&D plan.
At AGP, we take the future of automotive glazing seriously and invest 4% of our net sales in research and development. Our R&D team consists of experts in fields such as optics, acoustics, electronics and special materials within the automotive industry.
We at AGP take the future seriously. To be at the forefront of technology and innovation, we have a dedicated team that continuously monitors the market and carries out thorough research to identify trends early-on and respond to them by developing disruptive glazing technologies.
Every single one of our products and solutions has been carefully researched by our world-class R&D team and developed with our customers’ and end users’ needs at top of mind.
Our global R&D team focuses on being at the forefront of technology by creating breakthrough products and introducing new technologies that take automotive glazing to the next level, such as complex shapes, displays and switchable light transmission glazing, transforming and enhancing the user’s in-cabin experience.
At AGP, technology and quality are engrained in everything we do. Therefore, our R&D experts are continuously looking for and testing new, premium materials that will enhance the design and manufacture of our high-tech glazing products to deliver the very best to our customers.
When creating innovative products and technologies that will launch into the automotive market, there is also a need to create new processes for industrialization. Our R&D experts are involved in the entire process from the conception of an idea to bringing solutions to market through to the creation of new manufacturing processes.