To produce units with dimension of up to 3.51m x 20m in 2018
From mid-2018, the German glass manufacturer, sedak will fabricate glass of up to 3.51m x 20m, CEO Bernhard Veh has announced. With the new record-breaking dimensions, sedak will further reinforce its leading position as a specialist for exceptionally large glass.
The technology leap was a consistent step, explained Veh. “From year to year, the demand for oversize glass formats rises. Ten years of experience and the continuing good order situation encouraged us to take the next big step.” By expanding its production capabilities, sedak will become the world’s only manufacturer for glass of that size. Since 2007, the Bavarian company has been establishing itself as a specialist for glass of exceptionally large dimensions and investing steadily in its own research and development. Besides the pioneer work, like extensive tests for technical approvals, sedak focuses on the knowledge and the experience of its own employees. “They are our most valuable resource,” reiterates Veh. The production of 20-meter long glass will start in mid-2018. The special machines have been ordered. Each of them is tailored to sedak’s special requirements and developed in close cooperation with the machine manufacturers. Therefore, the glass units can be produced in the quality standards typical of sedak; and the manufacturer stays the top performer for record dimensions.
Full supplier with long list of references
In the glass industry, sedak has been establishing itself as a full supplier for glass up to 16.5 m. All production steps are highly automated. sedak’s competence for oversize glass can be easily recognized when looking at the latest, realized projects: Replacement of the 13 m high glass units of the façade of the ‘United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’ building, production and delivery of the 15.5 m long glass laminates for the façade of the shopping mall Iconsiam in Bangkok, manufacture of 13-meter glass fins for the Lakhta Center in St. Peterburg, the representative office building “111 South Main Street” in Salt Lake City with glass fins up to 11 m and unique glass laminates with wood veneers in between the layers, and the fabrication of the 15 m long glass units for the façade of Apple’s new headquarters in Cupertino.
About the company
sedak, the glass manufacturer in Gersthofen, Germany, was founded in 2007. The company and its 150 employees have developed into the world’s technology and innovation leader for large insulating and safety glass. With a 10-year experience of manufacturing oversize glass and after having increased the level of automation continuously, sedak is regarded as a specialist in this know-how intensive segment. The core capabilities are the lamination of glass, edging, and the company’s special knowledge of producing glass components with additional functional and decorative elements. sedak’s production has been optimized for extraordinary glass sizes and weights.