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sedak produces world’s largest glass in up to 3.51 m x 20 m in 2018

From mid-2018, the German glass manufacturer sedak (Gersthofen, Germany) will fabricate glass up to 3.51 m x 20 m, CEO Bernhard Veh has announced. With the new record dimensions, sedak further expands 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 step.”

By expanding its production capabilities, sedak becomes the world’s only manufacturer for glass of that size. Since 2007, the Bavarian company has been establishing itself as a specialist for 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,” says 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 typical for 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 UNO building “United Nations Conference on Trade and Development”, 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.

 


 

„In mid-2018, we will start producing 3.51 m x 20 m long glass“, announces Bernhard Veh, CEO of sedak.

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The production in Gersthofen (Germany) is in full swing, in 2018, also for glass up to 3.51 m x 20 m!

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sedak in Gersthofen, Germany

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For more information please contact:

sedak GmbH & Co. KG
Tatjana Vinkovic
Tel.: +49(0)821/2494-823
Fax: +49(0)821/2494-777
e-Mail: tatjana.vinkovic@sedak.com
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Kerstin Ahlburg
Tel.: +49(0)531/70101-0
Fax: +49(0)531/70101-50
e-Mail: k.ahlburg@pr-nord.de

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sedak GmbH & Co. KG

Leading glass

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 ten-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 glass units reach dimensions up to 3.2 m x 16.5 m – processed, tempered, laminated, printed, coated, and cold bent. 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; all finishing steps are highly automated and handled in-house. As a full supplier for glass up to 16.5 m, sedak sees itself as a partner for architects, designers, and façade constructors. Outstanding references are for example the House of European History in Brussels, the Faculty of Medicine in Montpellier, the Torre Europa in Madrid, Brookfield Place in New York City, the United Nations Office at Geneva, the Apple Cube in New York City, the science center experimenta in Heilbronn, as well as numerous premium flagship stores worldwide.

 

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