Saint-Gobain’s Sefpro to Propel Decarbonization Mission with Glass Service Acquisition
In a significant move to bolster its commitment to a sustainable and greener future, Sefpro, the esteemed business unit of Saint-Gobain Ceramics, has officially entered into a definitive agreement to acquire GLASS SERVICE a.s. This strategic acquisition, slated for completion by the end of the first half of 2024, is a pivotal step towards enhancing Saint-Gobain’s digital solutions portfolio. The move aligns seamlessly with the overarching strategy of Saint-Gobain Ceramics, a global innovator in technical ceramics, dedicated to engineering a better, safer, and more environmentally conscious world. Sefpro, with a mission to shape a low-carbon glass industry for a brighter future, sees the acquisition of GLASS SERVICE as a transformative step in advancing its end-to-end solutions for customers on their journey toward decarbonization.
Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Vsetin, Czechia, GLASS SERVICE a.s. stands as a leading provider of digital solutions for glass furnaces, boasting advanced control systems (ESIIITM) and cutting-edge simulation software. The acquisition encompasses key subsidiaries within GLASS SERVICE, such as F.I.C (UK), renowned for leading electric glass melting systems, and FlammaTec, pioneers in advanced burners, including groundbreaking Hydrogen burning systems.
Laurent Cohen-Scali, Vice President of Sefpro, expressed enthusiasm about the strategic move, stating, “This acquisition enhances our ability to deliver end-to-end solutions supporting our customers in their journey toward decarbonization, where electrification and digital transformation play a crucial role. Sefpro GUARD services will see a significant boost, now offering predictive, diagnostic, and data-driven solutions aimed at extending furnace lifetime, improving energy efficiency, and accelerating electrification.”
Source: Sefpro with additional information added by Apazone