Aims To Be Single-Window Solution Provider For Automotive, Architectural & Speciality Glass Segments
A model example of transformation, Impact Safety Glass, a once leading brand of the Indian glass market, takes on the challenges posed by the domestic market to reclaim lost glory.
Impact Glass set to reclaim leading
position in Indian market
Overcoming a mirage of issues the company had been mired with in the past couple of years, Impact Safety Glass has set its sight to make it big in the Indian market once again and eventually in the international ones in due course. Bengaluru-based Impact Safety Glass Works Pvt Ltd., has continued to invest in technology, people and processes to cater to a wider market, contemporary to world standards,thereby pursuing its mission to be a single-window solution provider for everything in the automotive, architectural and speciality glass environment. It has slowly emerged as a popular supplier of glass, meeting the requirements of many leading companies in the country’s highly competitive automotive market. The company is working with prominent manufacturers of buses, trucks, construction equipment , Trains,Metro and also passenger vehicles, supplying quality glass as per customer requirements. Impact has a 35,000 square metre production facility in Bangalore, with a daily capacity of 100 large Bus glasses to cater to the heavy vehicle segment and 500 small windscreens for smaller vehicles. Equipped with high-tech machines imported from Finland, the plant is capable of making glasses with printing of designs done in-house. Currently, the company is focused on the bus segment, which has witnessed the entry of new players in the domestic market. With a decade of experience in the segment, demand for Impact’s glasshas been growing, and the company continues adding to its customer list. The company is currently focusing on the domestic market and would look at the potential American and European aftermarket in due course. Impact is capable of making glasses of different standards such as American, Japanese and Korean to meet specific customer requirements. Its quality control lab, where the glasses are tested for compliance to required quality standards, has an R&D team with the technical knowhow to make finished glasses from its drawing stage. Impact Safety focuses on glass processing and glazing solutions for the architectural and automotive industries. Approximately half of the present production goes for architectural purposes and one third to the automotive market, while solar glass represents one tenth of the production. In the field of architectural glass, Impact Safety Glass broadly classifies its products into Performance, Safety and Aesthetics. The performance category includes ProETM Tempering, Reflective Silk Printed, , Impact Therm (Double Glazing). Double Glazed, Noise Reduction, UV Protection and Safety includes Laminated Safety, Impact Resistant, Mirror Safe, Burglary Proof, Bullet Resistant, Bomb Resistant, Fire Resistant, Tempered, Heat Strengthened and Heat Soaked Glass. The Aesthetics range has Silk Printed, Spandrel Silicone, , Edge & Surface Finishes, Bent, Surface Shield, Anti Reflective and Extra Clear Glass. While the company masters glass processing, it also focuses on glazing solutions such as facades, canopies, skylights, glass floors, glass staircases, doors and windows with performance and aesthetic looks. This completes the single-window solution promises the company makes to its customers. Impact is IATF 16949: 2016 certified, which is a benchmark for any automotive glass supplier. The company also has the privilege of printing ISI on its glass, to give additional insurance benefits to customers. It holds the E Mark certification, a premium quality assurance mark, and is also accredited by the United States Government Department of Transport(DOT). Apart from catering to the Indian market, the company already exports products to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Abu Dhabi. The ability to supply full sets of high quality glasses for a wide range of vehicles makes Impact an interesting partner for the OEM and ARG markets. With the entry of global players into the commercial vehicle segment and consistent growth in demand for passenger vehicles in the Indian market, Impact Glass is certainly wellpoised to take on the challenge.