Success stories

A new high-glass addition to the Braunschweig skyline.

The building neighbouring the Business Center II in Braunschweig is called the "Toblerone" an used to belong to the postal service. They both inhabit a park called BraWo, which is the ideal vantage point for many interesting perspectives of the building. Even from a worm's eye view, Braunschweig's "most spectacular highrise" (as it markets itself) is amazing. Without a doubt, the most spectacular aspect is the glass facade, which naturally comes from Wernberg-Köblitz.

The BraWoPark is a prestige address in Braunschweig. And for good reason: the huge former postal facility is centrally located by the main train station and spans 75,000 m². The Toblerone building is in fact called Business Center I and was constructed in the late 1980s. It got its nickname due to its striking, triangular design, which stretches up 90 metres, making it one of Braunschweig's most iconic buildings.

Business Center II is brand spanking new and rises to a height of 70 metres. Its round curved shape makes it the main focal point of the ensemble, which includes the Toblerone, a hotel and a shopping centre. This sleek office building boasts 13,000 m² of office space, all of which is flooded by natural light thanks, of course, to the glass manufactured in Wernberg-Köblitz.

We supplied around 7,000 m² of Pilkington Suncool™ 50/25, all in perfect condition, which was then carefully put together. As fans of any football team, not least the Eintracht Braunschweig club will know: 7,000 m² is the size of a football pitch. There were many logistical challenges to be overcome in addition to the sheer quantity of glass. It was requested that everything be packaged and delivered sorted according to the various components and floors. Naturally, we were able to comply.

The building was constructed in record time, not least due to the seamless performance of our staff. This structure is yet more proof of how our services are not "only" limited to exquisite glass processing - our strengths also lie in never making compromises when it comes to the requirements of our clients.

Everywhere can be outdoors with FLACHGLAS Wernberg.

The VULKAN Group is a shining example of a German medium-sized company. Founded in 1889, now active internationally, 1,200 employees, and leaders in the clutch and transmission manufacturing sector. Very impressive, but until recently, they did not have enough space for everyone employed at their headquarters in Herne. Today, it's a different story entirely - ample room for 180 employees to all get a view of the outdoors at the same time.

"It was about creating a building which not only met the latest technical standards, but also further enhanced communication, the working atmosphere and efficiency within the company." This was the vision of Sebastian Hackforth, fourth generation managing director of the group of companies. The result is a building which seems to be composed entirely of glass. If communication requires transparency, this is the perfect stage - with glass from Wernberg-Köblitz.

A special feature of the VULKAN facade is that it is not based on conventional post-and-beam construction, it was built instead as an "element" facade which involves elements of glass being placed directly onto the shell of the building. This enables an astoundingly consistent and smooth glass surface.

We delivered a total of 2,241 m² of Pilkington Suncool™ 70/35 to the "Crange" district of Herne. The architect's office responsible for the design, RKW Rhode Kellermann Wawrowsky had already enlisted the skilled service of Flachglas MarkenKreis as early as the planning stage. This enabled a particularly economical solution to be developed for the desired failproof glass structure.

The all-glass corners of the building posed an additional challenge during the production stage. These also had to satisfy the standards of an anti-fall structure, which is why all the corners were glued together in advance in Wernberg-Köblitz and delivered to the clients as prefabricated modules.

The glass facade of the new VULKAN company headquarters means the building benefits from the highest possible level of natural light. It also features two courtyards to give every employee a direct view of outdoors right from their workspace.

Some of our products pop by for a daily visit.

The Naab Valley Railway (Naabtalbahn) is actually a line that forms part of the Vogtlandbahn, which, in turn is a company belonging to the Regentalbahn railway company. This company has been a part of Netinera for a couple years, i.e. ever since this company emerged from the German subsidiary of the English firm, Arriva ... As you can see, it's all fairly complicated. However, there is one aspect which is crystal clear - the windows supplied by Wernberg.

It should now be clear that we're talking about vehicle glazing for the 12 new "LINT 41" trains from the regional route between Regensburg and Marktredwitz/Schirnding. Those familiar with this area will certainly think: hold on - that's Oberpfalz, home to none other than FLACHGLAS Wernberg. These trains pass by our offices every day as the stop at Wernberg station, but the best part is still to come: a portion of the platform acutally cuts through our factory premises, meaning we can catch several glimpses a day of our very own handiwork.

This handiwork is made even more impressive by the fact that the schedule for this project was extraordinarily tight. This is because Regentalbahn AG had not actually ordered any LINTs; they originally wanted a competitor's product. The same applied to the diesel trains designed for use on regional routes. Commissioning was intended to take place at the end of 2014, but by early 2015, no operational permit had been issued by the German authorities for the trains that had been ordered. This is why Regentalbahn AG pulled the emergency stop cord and ordered twelve LINT 41s.

The first trains were set to be delivered in March 2016 - and they were. We supplied the windows and interior glazing components on-time to Alstom's production lines in Salzgitter without compromising on quality. Pretty much "service on demand". And yes, the excellent production quality of our windows never fails to impress us on a daily basis as we see them passing by the platform. There are even some people that say that some passing trains occasionally wink at them.

FLACHGLAS Wernberg realigns itself.

With new leadership, a focus on internationalisation and a stronger innovative drive.

As an independent company, the Flachglas Group has developed into a successful, well-known global supplier of glass processing products. For strategic reasons, the company has decided to use 2016 as a year of realignment. In 1999, FLACHGLAS Wernberg separated from the Pilkington Group to become an independent company with a workforce of 1,100 employees at two production sites in Germany and three plants in Switzerland.

Longtime CEO Holger Rexhausen has now passed on the baton to Robert Meier (photo). Holger Rexhausen, who has been "the face" of FLACHGLAS Wernberg throughout the years, will continue to be a presence in the company, standing by his management successor Robert Meier's side to offer support and advice.

Holger Rexhausen: "This change, which has been in the pipeline for a long time, will bring with it new ideas and approaches, and thus also new opportunities for the company. I shall remain associated with the company, supporting my successor with help and advice."

Robert Meier's main areas of responsibility are sales and project management. Georg Flor's management responsibilities continue to focus on engineering, production and commercial activities. For Robert Meier, who has enjoyed many years of success in the automotive sector, FLACHGLAS Wernberg GmbH is a company with enormous potential, with an excellent reputation in the architectural and rail vehicle sectors, especially as the first point of contact when dealing with complex problems: "I am looking forward to this demanding and interesting challenge!"

In the Upper Palatinate company, structures are currently being altered as part of a process-oriented alignment to ensure better preparation for the future. According to CEO Georg Flor, the conversion under the motto "lean" will be completed by the end of 2016. In addition to internationalisation, the strategic focus lies in the strengthening of innovation.

The challenges will also be confronted throughout the Flachglas Group, and in 2016 the competences of the Swiss sites will be bundled, as emphasised by Chairman of the Board Dr. Hans Nuißl.

Crystal clear: Seven in one swoop.

History, as we know, is a story of splits and separations. Thus we have to deal with more and more parts which are increasingly difficult to reconcile. All the better, then, that today's topic of conversation is an exceptional beacon of counter-reaction. The talk is of a union and merger that is most flawless and crystal-clear.

At the heart of this: a new building in Heidelberg - Heidelberg University to be more exact. The time-honoured Ruperto Carola is one of the oldest universities in Europe. Its founding in 1386 marks the general beginning of university history in Germany.

As to be expected in the history of a lady more than 600 years old, the story of the Heidelberg alma mater is also not without its splits and separations. As it grew and thrived, university faculties scattered themselves throughout the city. Despite being intimately connected, mathematics and computer science ended up being researched and taught in no less than seven locations. That can't be good for joint research.

Thanks to the new Mathematikon, designed by the Darmstadt architectural firm Bernhardt & Partners and built by the Klaus Tschira Stiftung, those days are now a thing of the past. All seven sites have been combined into one central building. And the Interdisciplinary Centre for Scientific Computing (IWR) will be joining them as well.

We could talk about so much more - but we are here to look out of the windows. Because without exception those are from FLACHGLAS Wernberg. And they make quite a crucial contribution to the successful calculation of numbers and algorithms. First of all, aesthetically: they provide the relatively rectangular facade with vitality. Reflected through them are the heavens, backdrop to the stars, towards which all true students will strive their entire lives. Second, functionally: they allow the maximum brightness to penetrate the building. But thanks to their optimal solar and thermal control, the windows also prevent overheating, which is not conducive to profound thought or the multinucleate functioning of computers.

Incidentally, the Mathematikon is a building complex that brings together much more than just mathematics and computer science. Building zones B1 and B2 are dedicated to normal everyday life: offices, doctors, discounters, shops. This way the Mathematikon is a successful symbiosis of research and life - on both sides of 7000 m² of Wernberg-Köblitz's finest glass.

By the way: We can also glaze dreams.

A light breeze ruffles the water. The sun sparkles on its surface. The slim, white outline is dazzling. A rapt attention emanates from the yacht. No, you can't "anchor" such a creature. It is ready for action, to take a handful of people and leave ordinary life behind at a moment's notice.

Okay - please excuse our little daydreaming! But sometimes the look of a dream yacht is somewhat obscured by the mundane words "vehicle glazing". Though at FLACHGLAS Wernberg, we are also international masters in that particular field.

Our expertise in equipping luxury yachts is known in shipyards and design studios throughout the world: FLACHGLAS Wernberg has equipped the five largest models in the international yachting world.

In the above case, we also had to pull out all the stops. Our time window couldn't have been much narrower (six weeks) and the quality requirements were sky-high. We needed all our manufacturing expertise in safety glass, insulation and solar control, as well as CNC machining and digital printing. At the beginning of production, each intermediate product was hand-picked - the customer and the shipyard collected the end results directly from our in-house test bench.

The name of the yacht is a secret - and the person who placed the order with the Dutch shipyard also prefers to stay shrouded in silence. That's how it is in the world of the super-rich. Everyone has their eccentricities. However, these facts should not remain in the dark: on this beauty, 80 m² of glass from Wernberg-Köblitz ensures that passengers don't miss a single sublime moment at sea, while still remaining safe, whatever the ocean's mood. We exclusively used laminated safety glass made from thick glass suitable for ocean use, in accordance with DIN ISO 614. Here, the intermediate layer in the glass structure provides additional mechanical resistance through shear coupling. Lloyd's Register has subjected it to rigorous testing and confirmed it.

Now, that's an eye catcher!

A high-rise building in the middle of Berlin. Great location, but totally run down. Now revived once again as a 4-star hotel. With one oft the most spectacular panoramic views of Berlin. And do you know where the necessary windows for this come from? - Exactly. From FLACHGLAS Wernberg, of course.

Initially an administrative building for the electronics giant Philips, then in the hands of Deutsche Bahn and finally only a case for renovation - the high-rise at Martin-Luther-Straße in Berlin, was at an end. After 40 years, something had to happen urgently. The building is located close to Ku'damm and almost directly opposite the KaDeWe department store. For the Spanish Hotelier RIU, this "prime location" was enough reason to acquire and clean out the tower over several years of conversion and renovation, turning it into an elegant 4-star hotel.

The face oft the new Plaza Berlin actually originates entirely from Upper Franconia. The facade had to satisfy the most demanding sound and thermal insulation requirements. It was also supposed to look beautiful, of course. Classy, low key. Black and white. High transparency with some striking, colourful highlights, that shine from the inside out.

The architects from the internationally renowned office of GFB Alvarez & Sagar, completely encased the tower and complemented it with a glass cube for the congress area. Facade panels, insulation glazing and digitally printed glass - all developed, produced and delivered by FLACHGLAS Wernberg. By the end, the total volume amounted to 9000 m²  of DELOGCOLOR black and white facade panels, 1200 m² digitally printed SIGLADUR/DELODUR black/white and 3000 m² of solar control insulation glass.

Complaints? None. Instead, 4-star satisfaction. We want to wish all new guests a magnificent view over Berlin.

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Success with marked glass panes.

Today, the word harbour conjures up uncomfortable associations: containers, heavy fuel, and draughty warehouses. A boulevard is not really a part of that picture. In Berlin, however, there is a harbour which takes on the flair of the Hamburger Jungfernstieg. We are speaking about the Humboldthafen (harbour) in the middle of Berlin. And to ensure that the harbour really received some flair, we at FLACHGLAS Wernberg put good pressure on it.

The Humboldthafen is located on the Spree - in the immediate vicinity of the Main Station and Government District. Thanks to the inner-German border, the area was a wasteland for many decades. Now it is to be given a new and chic lease of life.

The first milestone along this new path is the office and business complex, HumboldtHafenEins. The building is huge in scale, a poineer in many aspects of sustainability and on the water side, it offers a successful integration into urban lifestyle. The high waterside invites with a variety of shops and gastronomy.

For example, "Bistro un". The 100m² glass front made in Wernberg-Köblitz adorns an abstract motif of green and yellow tones. From cutting to CNC processing, right up to two printing passes as well as the pre-loading of the ESG glass panes: our clients received all services from a single source.

Two printing passes were necessary because the glass panes were only to be glued together during installation. This significantly increases the requirements for leak thightness. That's why we decided to follow the first digital print with a sealing print in the screen printing process.

Our in-house media designers provided the segmentation of the motif over the various ESG glass panes. To uniquely indentify the assembly order during installation, a number is usually printed on each glass pane near the edge. That was not possible with the glass panes for the capital because the number would still have been visible after installation. Our designers therefore quickly came up with an alternative indentification procedure. They simply wrote the numbers with a waterproof pen by hand on the bottom edge of the glass panes. This little marking trick made correct installation a breeze - and the future Berlin Jungfernstieg became one welcoming facade richer.

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From 2017, the people in Aarhus will be looking very glassy.
An new sense of a cultural capital - with glass from FLACHGLAS Wernberg.

Back in the day,  Vikings plunged into sleek, fast boats and furiously lived out their adventures. Today, their descendants board the most modern puplic transport and travel peacefully to their places of work. The former Viking settlement of Aarhus in the north-east of Denmark is expanding its public transport in an exemplary manner. With exemplary automotive glazing of Wernberg-Köblitz.

Aarhus is the second largest city of our northern neighbours. Economically shining, it plays host to Denmark's largest daily newspaper, the Jyllands-Posten, is an university city and a venue for major music festivals. No wonder that the Danish metropolis has successfully applied for the title "European cultural capital". 2017, will be the year.

Just in time for this eventful year, the municipality wants to have newly rebuilt its public transport system. With new roads and quicker railways which will also better link the surrounding areas. Aarhus has commissioned a total of 24 vehicles to Stadler: 12 low-floor trams and 12 low-floor city rail vehicles. Although very different in their core design concepts, the two vehicle types do however share a number of components - a big advantage for the future repairs and maintenance.

For the glazing concept, the highest quality standards and above all compliance to regulations was required. This is where FLACHGLAS Wernberg comes into play. The contract was to supply glazing to the Stadler factories in Berlin-Pankow and in Altenrhein (Switzerland), which on the one hand best corresponded to the respective vehicle concepts, and on the other hand made work as easy as possible for the future operator, in this case the city of Aarhus.

In the meantime, we have delivered the first glasses. Complex insulation glazing with stage solutions and sun and heat protective coatings - partly in very large formats. In Switzerland as well as in Berlin, we have earned many smiles and praises for our work. At this point, we take that as a very good sign: In 2017 the visitors of the European culture capital Aarhus will also take pleasure in discovering the many facets of the city behind our glasses.

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The perfect wave – made from glass.

The breathtaking surfing areas on Bali are about 17,000 kilometres away from Bavaria. Nevertheless, this summer a particularly perfect wave has made its way to the small town of Mammendorf with the driving force for this phenomenon coming from Wernberg-Köblitz.

This beauty is about 3 m high and 27 m wide. It appears to be in the process of rearing up and forming a barrel – a water tunnel – which is a dream come true for surfers. It lures you in with its deep aquamarine hue and sparkling white spray – a true wonder to behold.

But fear not, there's no chance of being swallowed up by this monster wave from Bali; it's just the new facade of the changing area at the Mammendorf open-air swimming pool. Architects from the firm Dinkel came up with the idea which was executed perfectly by FLACHGLAS Wernberg using a photograph taken by Bodo Mertoglu.

Truth be told: The Mammendorf wave is actually build up of three parts. These were put together using image processing to from a super wave. We then deconstructed it once more and distributed them over 67 individual panes of glass. The trick was making sure it did not end up looking like a puzzle but rather it should seem uncannily real and draw each visitor into its spell. It was exactly these tough requirements that were decisive in the commissioning of the printing specialists here at FLACHGLAS Wernberg.

But it was not only the printing finish that posed a challenge; the building of the new changing area had to be integrated into a existing roof meaning that numerous beams had to taken into account. After a digital and a screen printing stage, we finally delivered the approximately 150 sqm of toughened safety glass according to assembly order. Each pane had a tiny position number printed on it to avoid parts of the design becoming mixed up during installation.

In addition to the mighty wave itself glass doors also formed part of the contract which visitors of the pool use to access the various parts of the changing area. They were designed in special bold colours. Not only to facilitate a quick and easy orientation but also to ensure people won't mistake the printed wave for the real thing and cheerily throw themselves into it.

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Raise the glass curtain!

The gently ascending ramp features small footprints to guide the way, reproductions of the 20,000 year old tracks of an Aboriginal girl found at Lake Mungo. They lead visitors to the new glass main entrance of the Australian Museum, the so-called "Crystal Hall". Naturally, we're delighted that glass from Wernberg is being spoken of so highly down under.

To tell the story of the new entrance hall you need to travel way back into the past – around 125 years. This is how long the museum has been wanting to relocate its entrance from College Street to Williams Street; where it actually was supposed to be from start. In the end the "provisional arrangement" on College Street has been in use for more than a hundred years. But such is life sometimes.

Now, in September 2015, everything is exactly how the original museum directors had intended - perhaps even a little better. The glass facade "flows" across the mighty museum edifice like a transparent veil. The elements correlate in a zig-zag pattern and serve as a harmonious bridge between the classicistic old building and the newer northern wing of the complex – an erratic cuboid composed of simple sandstone.

Insulating glass is used to precisely control the heat input to the Crystal Hall, totalling 450 sqm over 164 individual panes – developed and manufactured on time in Wernberg-Köblitz and brought to the centre of Sydney in top condition. The climatising effect of our insulating glass is supported by additional glass elements in various colours, four of which hang from each of the folds of the facade. They can be positioned individually to enable optimum filtering and scattering of light from the outside.

The Australian Museum is one of the central cultural institutions of the Antipodes and popular attraction for tourists in Sydney. Apparently, everything revolves around traces. The Aboriginal girl left some behind. The architectural heterogeneity of the museum shows traces of more than 100 years of history. And the Crystal Hall from Wernberg is certain to leave its mark in the memory of its visitors – for at least several decades.

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Our glass performs even better under pressure!

Screen printing on glass – that's an exceptionally felicitous combination, not least because it regularly leaves a smile on our customers' faces. It does so not only upon delivery but continues to enthral a good many years later. This is why we are very pleases to present to you today our new standard screen-printing colours.

Screen-printed glass is characterised by particularly impressive colours which are extremely resistant to fading. The printed decor is largely abrasion-proof and scratch-resistant as well as lightfast. Individual stencils are made for the printing process making this technique ideal for motifs and patterns that are to be applied to a series of glass panels.

The procedure allows multi-colour prints with up to four colours overlapping one another. Its high durability makes screen-printed glass ideal for exterior applications: The printed motifs can withstand any weather conditions for a very long time showing practically no signs of deterioration.

In addition to the new standard colours, we also offer a range of other RAL colours as well as NCS, Sikkens and RAL DESIGN colours.

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The art of connecting the old and the new.

The small town of Iphofen in Lower Franconian, Germany has a lot of historical flair. Because, in spite of all historical rigour, it was able to maintain its historic town centre almost completely. Medieval and baroque link together in harmony - a pleasure to look at. Since May 2015, an ensemble of the 21th century enriches the town's centre. And there is glass from Wernberg which literally keeps the old and the new together.

Iphofen has a turbulent history. Several times the town was devastated by pest infestations. Phylloxera destroyed nearly all vines in the surrounding vineyards. Furthermore, the annals speak of a heinous crime where the murder of a local parish priest remains unsolved. However, the people of Iphofen must be made of a special fabric; otherwise, they would not have been able to manoeuvre this small town without sustaining any damage for hundreds of year. This "special something" manifests itself also in their language: People here are referred to as Iphöfer and not Iphofer.

But let's return to the town's core and its architecture. For a long time, there was discontent among the people of Iphofen and disagreement about the urban planning in the heart of the town. After an architectural contest and a democratic seesaw, it became clear: We keept the old and build the new. The old school house was kept and refurbished. In its immediate neighbourhood the new Service Centre was constructed and Iphofen expects to see additional economical benefits from this.

A cuboid bridges the gap between the old and the new, its facade being covered entirely in glass. This handshake proved to be a challenge, not only architecturally but also from a glass-refining point of view. The internationally renowned glass sculptor Reiner John provided the design. FLACHGLAS Wernberg was selected to proceed with the construction.

The crux of the vitrification task was complex: Each piece of glass has a different size, each piece off glass has a multi-layered structure and each piece of glass has a different colour. Furthermore, every piece of glass had to be prepared for a special mirroring coating process. Coordinating time schedules itself proved to be an engineering feat.

Considering the quantitative effort, the Iphöfer facade was a relatively small project. However, the aesthetic and logistic demands required considerable expertise and numerous, simultaneously available resources. The result is definitely very impressive. The glass surface measures approx. 105 m² and links the 21th century with its predecessors. It symbolises impressively what has always distinguished Iphofen from others: the artistry to let the past shine through the present.

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Logos? Of course we can!

The location of the new Styrian national centre of the Austrian automobile club (ÖAMTC) has for many years been at the heart of important North-South route. How would the examiners of the ÖAMTC react to a horse-drawn war chariot? Thanks to glass panels from Wernberg, they would be able to examine it from the safety of their new headquarters in Graz.

Graz is the second largest city in the alpine republic and the region surrounding it has been booming for years. This is why it makes an ideal location for the national ÖAMTC association's new mobility centre. Thus, "traffic" in the most modern sense is a given and the new national centre is prepared for it.

Here are a few statistics: 150 employees will process around 40,000 inspections, support ca 100,000 members in the region and handle around 600,000 calls, not to mention emails. The building has around 30,000 sqm of usable space spinning 3 floors and 25 inspection areas. There's a traffic training area which is always open and available to everybody. Then there's the number 1,800 - it's bright and airy and speaks for itself.

We're, of course, referring to the ambitious glass facade of the main building featuring 1,800 sqm of glass. The challenge was not the quantity, nor the short production 'window' of eight weeks, but the imprinting.

A large proportion of the glass panels has been imprinted with a repeated pattern made up of the ÖAMTC logo. When seen together across the whole facade, these imprints form a gigantic version of the ÖAMTC lettering.

The individual panes are of such a size that our GlassJet printer was pushed to its limits. What's more, each part, printed with ceramic inks, is unique. This is why we decided to manufacture them in the same order as the subsequent assembly sequence, allowing us to rule out any mix-ups from the outset. We also delivered the panes of glass in such a way that they didn't need to be turned once on site. There's lots that can be done to speed up operations and avoid hold-ups.

Our wealth of experience in high-quality glass printing and our proven skills in logistics were decisive in being commissioned. Our collaboration with BGT Bischoff Glastechnik AG in Bretten, who made insulation glass partly using our glass, also helped secure our success. The highly demanding yet successful Graz national centre of the ÖAMTC will naturally take place of honour in our list of projects.

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Our glass is biting the dust.

One of the many advantages of travelling by train: You can devote your time by simply watching the landscape pass by. Unless, of course, the windows are dingy, hiding the outside world behind a thick murky veil. In order to eliminate these deplorable circumstances, we at FLACHGLAS Wernberg had an idea: Code name "Wüstensturm" (Desert storm).

If this name sounds menacing to you, don't be alarmed. Wüstensturm ist not a military story but a tale of innovation. The protagonists: engineers, marketing consultants and innovation managers of the Flachglas Group as well as external cooperation partners from the surface finishing branch. The task: To develop an automotive glass that ca withstand the extreme demands in countries that are covered mainly by dry steppe landscape.

Especially in regions with increasingly emerging markets such as Africa or Asia, there are arid areas and deserts. Rail vehicles are subject to constant dust exposure - not to mention aggressive stand storms. The enormous load applied by mechanical particles results in the rapid and severe abrasion of the glass. This requires shorter replacement intervals and consequently increases maintenance costs.

In order to reduce this financial burden ot the railway companies, the Flachglas Group has developed an innovative special glass. The new glass that is to be manufactured in refinement systems at FLACHGLAS Wernberg is by far more resistant to the abrasive forces brought on by dust. Responsible for this improvement is a new process used for the refinement of the glass surface. Since this product is only slightly more expensive than conventional glass and is also affordable for smaller quantities, the effective operating costs are reduced significantly.

Thus, this new glass may also contribute to the infrastructural conditions in newly industrialising countries and developing nations. At the same time, it positions the Flachglas Group as a strong and innovative partner in the new emerging markets. This special glass is currently passing through the final stages of the development phase and will supplement our offer for automotive glass.

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Munich's new data park: everything is glassed in.

There are many. Really many. And they've got a new home - light, safe and pleasantly cool. We are talking about around one million billions of bytes. In Munich's "IT-Rathaus", the latest construction stage of the technology park "M-Campus" in the city's east, they will start a completely new life - behind highest-quality glass made by FLACHGLAS Wernberg.

IT insiders and math whizzes know that one million billions add up to one quadrillion. That's a number with 15 noughts. In order to abbreviate it in front of a measuring unit, it is also called "peta". In information technology's gigantic dimensions petabyte is the next escalation level after mega-, giga- and terabyte.

But getting back from these astronomical realms to Munich's east: one petabyte of data is the amount with which Munichs city-owned IT service provider it@M has to cope. And this amount af data now resides in the new IT-Rathaus - for the first time under one single roof. So far the exponentially-growing data family had been scattered throughout numerous servers all over Bavarian's capital - so the data literally have come a long way.

Data in many ways are quite a delicate species. Their wriggling at the speed of light, for example, makes IT environment sweat considerably. That´s why coolness is called for. Another challenge is to prevent even one single bit from ducking or disappearing. That´s why safety technology is called for, as well. FLACHGLAS Wernberg substantially contributed to ensuring both these aspects in the IT-Rathaus.

Approximately 2,500 sqm of thermal and solar insulating glass support a sophisticated system that obviates the need for mechanical ventilation and air conditioning in the new service centre. Integrated safety with alarm loops provide essential data protection.

Apart from these laminated glass systems we also produced approximately 1,000 sqm of DELOGCOLOR® spandrel panels that additionally highlight the new IT-Rathaus´s architectural face. Printed in light grey they foreground the colourful steels slats that lend a barcode-like appearance to the building.

A challange of its own, however, was to simultaneously deliver the parts to two "construction sites" - in time. The insulation glass panes had to be delivered to Hungary since the facade elements were prefabricated there. The spandrel panels, though, had to be delivered directly to the site in Munich. Once more it turned out that with our 360° GlasServices FLACHGLAS Wernberg is perfectly able to meet all kinds of complex challenges. There were neither any complaints regarding the logistics nor our products´quality.

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Safely from A to B - worldwide. With automotive glazing from Wernberg.

Window systems for the spaceships of an interplanetary mission - that would actually be a completely new challenge. Apart from that there are hardly any other transport vehicles of noteworthy size on our planet, for which we haven't developed, produced and delivered a solution system. Let's take a look into our global workshop:

It was only in 2004 that FLACHGLAS Wernberg started entering the international markets. Today, ten years later, our company is renowned for its excellent product quality, individual service and high flexibility in automotive glazing - worldwide.

Whether North our South America, the Middle East and Southeast Asia, India or Australia: All over the world FLACHGLAS Wernberg participates in designing innovation glazing systems or in optimising existing ones. The latest example: For a Canadian company we develop and produce the glazing for 47 trains that will be operating in Saudi Arabia later.

Apart from the glazing systems as such we offer a number of additional services that underline the global character of our activities. For the biggest and most modern suburban train fleet in and around Sydney, for example, we offer a 24/7 service - 365 days per year.

In other words: However later or early it may get on high-speed trains in South Korea or on local trains in India: At FLACHGLAS Wernberg's offices there is always a light on in order to be able to provide a beneficial solution if necessary.

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Getting the green light. With glass from FLACHGLAS Wernberg.

Some of the guests at the official opening did not deign to look at the smoothly curved facade. Even the finely graded shades of green of the building's glass exterior were of no interest to them. In the new House 5 of the GIZ, the Society for International Cooperation, they only had eyes for Bobby Cars, crafts materials and, of course, the fantastic fairy-tale world in the canopy bed.

No, this was not a manifestation of disdainful ignorance - it was simply the age-appropriate focussing of attention. Because we are talking about children. Little nippers aged three, four or five who soon will attend GIZ's company kindergarten, to be precise. The nursery school "Zauberland'" offers 70 places, hence more than twice as many as prior to the new building's construction.

We at FLACHGLAS Wernberg, however, do completely agree with the premieral judgement GIZ's House 5 is very nice indeed. Approximately 2,200 sqm of glass from Wernberg contribute considerably to this impression. We also contributed to making the building a highly sustainable one. The insulation glazing keeps the goethermally generated heat where it belongs: inside the house.

To conclude with a short anecdote: When printing the five different glass designs in six different colours in quite a short period of time some confusion is virtually inevitable. All the better, though, if you can rely on a highly sensitive quality management - that prevents a mishap from turning into a significant drawback. When we were printing some of the panes in the wrong colour, the mistake was promptly discovered and even more promplty corrected - without causing any delay in the construction schedule. Nice, isn't it?

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The sun above Unna comes from Wernberg.

For more than 125 years the "Katharinen-Hopsital" in Unna has been place to go for all those seeking medical advice or help. The renovation and new construction, respectively, that have taken place recently, contribute to further improving the clinic's spatial as well as therapeutic offers - and even brought a new sun to the Westphalian city.

When looking at the exterior of the clinic's extension it might give the impression of a rather unspectacular, purely functional building - were it not for the glass elements attached to the facade. In storey-spanning stripes they cover almot 300 sqm of the building's facade. The glass panes are printed in warm shades of yellow, orange and red. The nuances blending into each other give the impression of a rising sun.

It was mainly the demanding printing task that lead to awarding the task to the digital printing experts from Wernberg-Köblitz. To be able to meet the customer's expectations as best as possible, we provided sample panes two times. And then everything went really fast.

Within four weeks only all 123 individually printed LSG panes were delivered to the construction site in Unna. They were transported in exactly the sequence that had been defined beforehand and the panes were packed so as to be taken and installed right away. No re-sorting, no turning was necessary. It was 16 mm thick SIGLADUR® printed with ceramic colours that was used for the appealing sun at Unna's "Katharinen-Hospital", by the way.

Well, who would have thought that in the end it turns out that it is not the earth, but the sun that is flat - flat like a glass pane from Wernberg-Köblitz.

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Let it be light!

The Adolphsplatz is a rather exclusive address in Hamburg's city centre. The Hamburg Chamber of Commerce built a new seminar and conference building here. Since the central location brought about a number of considerable challenges regarding the building's construction, it now appears rather light-footed. It is glass from Wernberg that contributes a lot to this feature.

To its left and right the new building is flanked by two stately hanseatic buildings. Yet the new building's architecture know how to handle that quite skilfully. The actual construction challenges were waiting belowground: a canal and an underground tunnel. The Hamburg Chamber of Commerce's InnovationsCampus, which is the building's official name, circumvents the bustle at its feet rather unusually. The six-story structure virtually stands on tiptoe - it rests on three columns only.

The building's peculiar design required quite an ambitious weight optimisation. That's why the architect designed a glass facade instead of a stone facade. Special glass lesenes create an impression of stone, allowing the building to fit in perfectly into its surroundings. It is FLACHGLAS Wernberg who produced and delivered all the facade glass.

Overall FLACHGLAS Wernberg delivered about 130 tons of glass to the metropolis on the Elbe. The building's glass lesenes are composed of exactly 3.763 etched single panes, whose double print conveys a perfect impression of shell limestone. The separate elements - some of them featuring extreme aspect ratios of more than 1:22 - were glued together to lesenes on site. The lesenes can be illuminated by LEDs, which lends individuality and distinctness to the InnovationsCampus even in darkness.

However, it is not only the glass lesenes that were made in Wernberg, but also the insulation glazing. The major challenge here: Sound control demands required us to achieve a sound level of 49 decibels. We accomplished that "with lightness" as well.

While we are at it: Apart from the architectural glass for the building FLACHGLAS Wernberg also produced the side windows for the DT5 underground train that runs beneath the InnovationsCampus building.

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Perfect climate for cool heads.

The project names sound quiet cute: toc and boc. Yet they do not denote something small in pocket size. The abbreviations designate a two-part office complex in Düsseldorf's bustling quarter Golzheim. The building ensemble features approximately 35,000 square metres of gross floor area. boc is the younger of the two office buildings - and thanks to glass from Wernberg a model regarding sustainable energy management.

Bonneshof Office Center - that's the building's full name where acronym boc is derived from. Main tenant, like in the adjoining Tersteegen Office Center (toc) is KPMG, one of the Big Four auditing firms worldwide.

Apart from the building's intricate from the most striking features of the new complex are the contrasts in its facade. These are brought about by the building's glass cladding, a second facade fixed to boc's primary facade. Depending on the cardinal direction and the respective interior situation, black photovoltaic panes and gray insulating panes alternate with climate control glass printed in white.

While the photovoltaic modules contribute to the in-house generation of 70 percent of the energy needed in the Bonneshof Office Center, the climate control panes made by FLACHGLAS Wernberg reflect away a large portion of the sun's heat. These high-performance modules are composed of our laminated safety glass SIGLADUR® with digital ceramic printing.

As already mentioned: KPMG is one of the Big Four auditing firms worldwide. Thorough reviews and examinations are the employees' daily routine. Our climate control glass has passed the field test with flying colours. And as you may remember: The hot summer weeks in July 2014 have been a rather arduous challenge in that respect.

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Successfully slimmed: FLACHGLAS Wernberg presents new generation of energy glass.

According to the motto "The less, the more" FLACHGLAS Wernberg presented its latest innovation in glass for rolling stock. The InnoTrans 2014 provided the perfect event to do so. More people than ever before visited the international trade fair for transport technology in order to have a look at the innovations presented there.

Our visitors could physically experience the crystal-clear advantages of the thinnest and most energy-efficient glass panes for rolling stock ever developed by FLACHGLAS Wernberg. We demonstrated our novel panes' considerable reduction in weight - hence in energy consumption, too - with the help of lots of energy-boosting dextrose candies. Placed on scales they helped to compare the extremely thin and light new panes to the heavy conventional ones. It goes without saying that our visitors were welcome to take the "saved energy" with them as they pleased.

Apropos welcome: We also invited our visitors on a very special time travel adventure. A timeline illustrated the 75-year old history of ground-breaking (or rather "rail-breaking") innovations developed in Wernberg. To round off the event we offered a hearty Bavarian snack as well - again an invitation happily accepted by lots of visitors.

In short: This year's enormous success at the InnoTrans inspired us to mobilise our innovative spirits - and to focus on the next InnoTrans right away.

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Thermal insulation glass from Wernberg for Munich's landmark.

The Hypo high-rise in Munich is supposed to heat up. At least in winter. In summer, though, it shall provide a comfortable and cool working environment. Not an easy task for the renovators of the striking office building near Arabellapark. Yet, a feasible one - at least with know-how and glass by FLACHGLAS Wernberg.

Already in 2011 HypoVereinsbank announced extensive renovation measures in the office building.  Though only 30 years old, the building had been technically outdated. The building's ventilation, for example, was solely provided for by the air conditioning system. Not a single window in the single-skin facade could be opened. The post-renovation goals are highly ambitious, though. After completion of the renovation works, the HVB-Tower is supposed to be certified as a "green building" according to the international LEED standards.

In this 250-million-Euro project it is FLACHGLAS Wernberg that produces the thermal insulation glazing. Since mid-2013 triple-pane insulation glass units have been sent off from our production lines to Bavaria's capital.

As the HVB-Tower became a listed building in 2006, all renovation measures have to be in line with particularly high and demanding standards. The insulation glazing has to be produced with rounded corners, for example, to be able to maintain the building's original appearance. Hence, our comprehensive experience with the TPS edge seal system played an important role in awarding this contract to FLACHGLAS Wernberg. The TPS system enables the production of insulation glazing systems with a so-called "warm edge". This kind of glazing system offers highly efficient insulation properties. Furthermore, it is particularly suitable when it comes to special shapes and tight engineering tolerances. The thermoplastic spacer is fixed directly on the glass of the unit, no cutting of profiles (made of aluminium, steel, stainless steel or plastics) is necessary.

In summer 2014 approximately 2,000 sqm of thermal insulation glass will cover the facade of Munich's landmark. By the way: Most of the building's new windows can be opened.

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See the sea through our glass.

There are many reasons to "anchor" in Bremerhaven. With the opening of the new Best Western Plus Hotel in the city's historic fishing port, a highly attractive one was added.

Bremerhaven tends to regard itself as the only metropolis at the German North Sea. Offering four-star comfort and world-class architecture, Bremerhaven's new hotel actually lives up to the city's metropolitan ambitions. 80 concrete stilts support the building which in parts protrudes far beyond the quay line.

By the way: The view of the hotel is nearly as fascinating as the view from the hotel. There is hardly any other place in Bremerhaven where you have such a panoramic view of the city and the historic fishing port as from the new four-star hotel.

It goes without saying that "transparency made by FLACHGLAS Wernberg" plays an important role for both perspectives. Actually, several Wernberg technologies were applied in constructing the hotel's glass facade. Its colour-precise brilliance is brought about by Wernberg Thermal Coating, a technology developed and throughout the last decades constantly perfected by FLACHGLAS Wernberg. In some parts our screen printing technique was applied as well. A special method to produce insulation glass without using ordinary aluminium spacers rounded off our part in the project.

In other words: Make a trip to Bremerhaven. It's worth it - you'll see!

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InnoTrans 2014: Worth time travelling for.

Looking back to the future: For 75 years FLACHGLAS Wernberg has been an innovation leader in the field of automotive glazing. At this year's InnoTrans in Berlin we will present our highlights of the past - and offer prospects on perspectives for tomorrow.

Multi-functional glass and glazing systems from Wernberg-Köblitz have an excellent international reputation. The global progress regarding efficiency, comfort and profitability in the rail traffic sector would hardly have been possible without FLACHGLAS Wernberg.

In Berlin FLACHGLAS Wernberg will invite visitors of the InnoTrans to go on a twofold journey. We will recall the fascinating history of ground-breaking developments in the last 75 years. And we will present you with the thinnest and most energy-efficient glass for rolling stock we have ever developed.

The InnoTrans will take place from 23 to 26 September. In case you won't be able to spend all four days in Berlin, we highly recommend you to make your visit on Thursday.

Come and meet us at InnoTrans 2014 in Berlin,
23 to 26 September, hall 1.1, booth 304.

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Glass processing - taken to the top.

With its 310 metres London-based "The Shard" is the second highest building in Europe. Designed by an Italian star architect, "The Shard" is a building of superlatives, both visually and conceptionally. Part of the credit belongs to FLACHGLAS Wernberg, since the ca. 11.000 glass panes for the spectacular facade came from Wernberg-Köblitz.

Several times over the past years, though, it seemed like the ambitious plans for the area next to the train station London Bridge would fail. First the architectural design fell through, then all of the investors bailed out. It took until 2009 - almost six years after the building permit had been granted - for the construction to actually begin.

London's new landmark cost about half a billion euros - for which the city gains a building in an inimitably distinctive shape. In the form of an extremely steep pyramid the tower building rises into the sky like a "vertical city", says architect Renzo Piano. Its name "The Shard" refers to the jagged-looking steel and glass structure at the very top of the building.

It was the architect's declared aim to let the steel skeleton of the high-riser shine through the glass facade in the most impressive way possible. This presented our company with a completely new challenge with regard to the production of the glass modules. For the first time ever the insulating glass was manufactured with a grey edge bond that would be partially visible later on. Overall, the visual requirements by far exceeded those of other projects: maximum surface purity, an exact straight-line finish of the edge bond, minimal glass tolerances.

In the end, about 73.000 sqm of facade glass went on a journey to the Thames - that amounts to roughly 200 lorry loads.

One hears that the Londoners still have mixed feelings towards "The Shard". Maybe there just aren't many people working in the glass industry among the inhabitants of the British capital. Otherwise their hearts would leave them no choice but to turn their faces towars the sky with a very pleased smile.

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Trend-setting. With tradition.

The small town Munderkingen is an important constant for fans of the Swabian-Alemannic "Fasnet" (carnival). It was here that the "Fasnet" started to emancipate itself from the omnipotent Rhenish carnival in the 20th century. Now Munderkingen also has become a pioneer concerning social and medical care in rural areas - with the help of unique glass from Wernberg.

About 30 years ago Munderkingen's old hospital fell victim to usual cost-cutting measures. What followed can be observed in every community with a decentralized location: There are hardly any medical and social service providers that take up service in rural areas.

The opening of Munderkingen`s MVZ, the new centre for medical and social care, has changed the situation fundamentally. Long missing medical specialists have settled in Munderkingen again. The centre also offers assisted living as well as a pharmacy, a bakery and a welfare centre.

FLACHGLAS Wernberg was able to win the contract for the roughly 100 sqm of facade glass. The key points in doing so: our consulting competence and the quality of our products - a quality which we proved to the architect with a prototype of our glass.

The particular challenges in this project: high requirements regarding safety and sound control as well as the intricate printing of the glass. The artist Willi Siber had created a glazing design that illustrates the core values of the new centre. The transfer of the design onto the glass required exact colour reproduction and high precision.

FLACHGLAS Wernberg was able to fulfil the order in due time and to the full satisfaction of all parties involved. Thus, in the end, the artist's words also stood for successful collaboration: local, accompany, trust.

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Possibly the fastest windows of the world.

Windows of high-speed trains need to meet high requirements to ensure safe and comfortable travelling behind them. It gets even trickier when the glass needs to be developed, manufactured and delivered in high-speed as well. Fortunately, FLACHGLAS Wernberg is internationally experienced in the field of intricacy.

The South Korean KTX trains are currently among the ten fastest trains worldwide. In standard day-to-day operations they reach a travelling speed of 300 km/h. By the way, in its home country the KTX-II is dubbed "Sancheon", a salmon species primarily native to South Korea, whose streamline supposedly inspired the designers in the shaping of the train.

The Asian high-speed trains were built by the Hyundai Rotem Company. When the company came knocking on our door in Wernberg-Koeblitz, the train manufacturer's expectations were markedly high. On their agenda was the further development of the KTX-II platform for a new high-speed line in the south-west of South Korea - the so-called Honam line.

The South Koreans chose FLACHGLAS Wernberg due to our company's excellent international reputation. We also have a lot of experience when it comes to the glazing of high-speed trains. Within a year we were able to manufacture and deliver 2.700 windows for 11 trains - even though the glass panes existed only as an idea when the order was placed. A significant part of the assignment was to develop the entire window design. The following production phase focused mainly on coordinating the production lots in a way that ensured the smooth flow of the shipment logistics.

For the adhesion processes applied in our window production our company achieved a certification in accordance with DIN 6701-2, the first comprehensive technical guideline for quality assurance in adhesion technology worldwide. In the end, optimised processes and reliable service helped to complete the order from South Korea to the full satisfaction of our customer.

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The most beautiful sides of life are red.

In some projects everything fits perfectly together. For example, when the dream ship brand AIDA anchors in Hamburg St. Pauli and moves right into the heart of Hamburg's famous red-light district. Into a building, whose facade virtually spells this colour - with printed glass made in Wernberg-Koeblitz.

The so-called "Entertainment House" or "Creative House" is located right at the entrance to Hamburg's legendary street "Große Freiheit". Back when the Beatles were still a bunch of unknown boys they used to play here for nights on end, dreaming of who-knows-what. Those times are long gone. What is left, however, is the Kiez's repute for eccentricity. The area is still a tank for ideas, whose protagonists either make it big or suffer shipwreck.

The AIDA building will be a creative tank as well. The whole entertainment programme for all of AIDA's cruise fleet will be developed here - and will be thoroughly studied and rehearsed on the house's four stages.

It is FLACHGLAS Wernberg who is responsible for the many shades of red that make the building's facade a remarkable sight within the rows of houses. The facade was designed by Renner Hainke Wirth architects who are based in Hamburg. Right from the start builder August Prien put high emphasis on excellent quality in all aspects of the building's construction. In the process of sample inspection we provided competent advice - not only as far as our expertise in foil printing was concerned. The crucial aspect of the job was that 500 glass elements in 500 different designs had to be produced and delivered in exactly that sequence that had been defined beforehand.

Our client was rather pleased by our weekly reports on production and delivery statuses. And he was delighted that we delivered even quicker than we had agreed upon. We, in turn, thought it was really exciting to house a holiday dream factory behind bright red glass - amidst an area where nights are brimming with plans and desires. Indeed, it's a dream job we've got.

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The key to the sky.

The roof of the world is said to be in Tibet. It is unclear, though, where the door to the netherworld is located. What is sure by now is where to find the key to the sky: in Zurich, actually. It is almost entirely made of glass. And FLACHGLAS Wernberg has a finger in the pie.

Zurich is a talking point in various respects. The city is one of the most important financial centres in the world. Minor and major celebrities have been living and working here. Zwingli, Büchner, Lenin, Joyce and Einstein – just to name some of them. Those who work in Zurich today make good money. In Switzerland’s metropolis, the wage level is high. On the other hand, though, living expenses are the highest in the world. Since 2012 Zurich has been heading the world ranking list of the most expensive cities.

Well, in return Zurich’s inhabitants will soon be granted exclusive access to higher spheres. In mid-2014 the SkyKey will be opened – a building complex in whose glass facade the sky is mirrored as if it was lying directly at your feet. Just one step – and you are there.

It takes large quantities of glass to bring about this effect. FLACHGLAS Wernberg produced approximately 10.000 sqm. The SkyKey’s facade is built by the Dobler Metallbau GmbH, renowned experts on the construction of sophisticated building envelopes. Hence it was clear that the multi-layered glass panels had to be produced by experts, too. So Dobler contacted FLACHGLAS Wernberg.

The glass panes for the SkyKey building are made up of a two- and a three-layered panel of laminated glass, with the two-layered panel consisting of heat-strengthened glass. All panes are glued to aluminium profiles. These add up to a total length of more than 6.5 kilometres.

Apart from complex production tasks we also have to meet demanding logistical challenges: The profiles vary depending on the pane’s position in the facade. Consequently, the panels have to be produced and delivered according to a schedule which is defined by the construction schedule. The overall time frame for the job is only 24 weeks.

As far as our part in the project is concerned, everything goes according to plan and to the utmost satisfaction of our clients – the Steiner AG, one of the biggest full-service general contractors in Switzerland carrying out the overall construction management, and the Swiss Prime Site AG, contractor for the interior construction. So from our side there is nothing to impede the SkyKey opening.

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Safe is good. Certified is better.

We were well prepared. We had slogged and swotted and we had tested each other. On July 9 and 10, 2013 the time had come: Inspectors of the “VBG”, the German Accident Prevention and Insurance Association, came to FLACHGLAS Wernberg – and checked anything, really absolutely anything having to do with occupational safety.

Actually, nobody felt seriously uneasy. Our aim was to have all our safety measures thoroughly inspected by experts – to have them optimised if necessary. For we at FLACHGLAS Wernberg attach great importance to our employees’ safety in each and any business process.

After all on-site examinations and inspections had been completed, we were awarded VBG’s so-called “AMS” certificate. It confirms that FLACHGLAS Wernberg has introduced an effective occupational-safety management system meeting national and international standards.

By having our occupational-safety system certified we set forth a strategy that firmly embeds safety issues within our corporate culture. A key element in all this is the active participation of the entire FLACHGLAS Wernberg staff.

It was only last year that we demonstrated how easy it is to make occupational safety a collective concern. Together employees and master craftsmen developed cut-resistant pants for working at the glass cutting table. Those pants combine high functionality and optimal protection.
And by the way: The innovative pants were highly acclaimed not only internally. Its team of developers also won VBG’s Occupational Safety and Health Award 2012.

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In innovators' hall of fame.

On hearing the name „Sochi“, winter sports enthusiasts probably think of muscular biathletes’ gliding strides and of head-spinning pirouettes performed by blithesome ice princesses. We at FLACHGLAS Wernberg think of breaks – of thermal breaks, to be precise.

It all began in 2006, when the fleet of rail vehicles for the 2014 Winter Olympics was a major theme at the InnoTrans in Berlin. The fair presented vehicles suitable for temperatures of up to 40 degrees below zero. Quite a challenge for man and material – and for some enthusiastic glaziers from Wernberg-Köblitz the trigger to an idea which evolved into a genuine FLACHGLAS Wernberg innovation.

To cut a long story short: It really appealed to us to develop high-performance windows, not only with regard to qualities like tightness, noise insulation and maintainability but also with regard to energy efficiency. The result of a five-year development process: A driver-cab side-hung window with thermal break.

That might sound unspectacular, but actually it is a real novelty. Prior to FLACHGLAS Wernberg’s innovation there has been no comparable product – especially in view of the fact that the window is constructed in a way that leaves designers full creative leeway regarding character, shape and installation situation. 

Indeed, shortly after having been inducted into innovators’ hall of fame, we were called back to our factories. We had received orders requesting our novel window in all kinds of forms: level, curved, in various shapes … After all, it’s innovations that have the power to open up new chapters in a success story. 

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Probably the most gorgeous pass photos in the world.

Timmelsjoch. Highest non-glaciated road between Reschen Pass and Brenner Pass. Border between North Tyrol and South Tyrol. The object looks like some dropped down rock. As if some glacier had dragged it along and left it there. One boulder among countless others.

The Pass Museum at the Timmelsjoch is a spectacular construction designed by the renowned architect Werner Tscholl. Located nearly 2500 metres high, its shape blurs the boundary between natural and constructed environment. That feature of vagueness reflects itself in the museum’s location, too. Whereas its foundations are on Austrian territory, its body juts out into Italy.  

The artful play with natural and constructed environment is set forth within the museum. The cave-like walls are hung with floor-to-ceiling photographs printed on glass, documenting the construction of the High Alpine Road.

It was FLACHGLAS Wernberg that produced the printed glass panels. In a first step we edited the historical photos in a way that allowed for optimal results in the digital printing process. The photos were then printed on Optiwhite 10 mm toughened glass.

The photographs are supposed to provide insights into the pass’ arduous construction and the huge challenge it posed around the middle of the last century – therefore the panels’ enormous size, their tilted, asymmetric shape. Anything but an easy task! And that’s why our printing experts are really proud of their impressive masterpieces. And rightly so!

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Our glass helps healing.

In view of newly built, modern hospitals, the German term "Krankenhaus" (literally 'house for the ill') appears somehow weird and outdated. Once hardly inviting, modern hospitals have come to be patient-oriented health-care centres – havens of health, so to say, that stimulate patients' quick recovery. We at FLACHGLAS Wernberg not only appreciate that trend, we contribute to shaping it. In Hanover, for example.     

Siloah and Oststadt-Heidehaus hospital both are typical functional buildings of the 1950s and 1960s. Not necessarily places you enjoy staying at. For years maintenance costs and the need for renovation have been noxiously high, the prognosis poor.  

That's why in late summer of 2010, the foundation stone was laid for a new building which will replace both the old hospitals. The new Siloah-Oststadt-Heidehaus hospital shall be finished by the end of this year, its official opening is scheduled for the beginning of 2014.

The new hospital, located in the heart of Hanover right on the banks of the river Ihme, claims to be one of short distances – offering optimum medical treatment, a pleasant atmosphere and excellent comfort. FLACHGLAS Wernberg contrived to make this claim perceptible even from the outside.

The five-story ward building is encased in a sophistically designed glass facade: through various shades of green, erratically arranged in vertical stripes, the building blends in with the green that surrounds it.

The facade consists of thousands of square metres of glass, whose print does not show any regularity – neither in terms of colour nor arrangement. Therefore, hundreds of unique glass panes had to be produced. Each pane had its special, predefined position within the facade. Logistically a huge challenge. Furthermore, FLACHGLAS Wernberg had to design a substructure that would not show through under the glass panes.

FLACHGLAS Wernberg also supplied the new hospital with solar control and thermal insulation glazing, as well as with diverse safety glass and other types of panes. It was FLACHGLAS Wernberg's outstanding glass printing expertise, however, that played the essential role in awarding us the contract. Once again that demonstrates: know-how ensures quality ensures competitive advantage.

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The glass facade on the motorway.

After a 20-year lead time and six years of construction works, the project finally has come to an end: The innovative overhead noise barrier of the A1(M) motorway between Köln-West and Köln-Lövenich is practically completed. Thus, this heavily trafficked motorway section in North Rhine-Westphalia now disappears under a tunnel made of concrete, sheet and glass. Reinforced concrete wall structures, two along the motorway and one in the centre strip, support a roof construction made of glass resting on a grate of steel beams.

The Federal Department of Transportation, represented by the State Enterprise Strassen.NRW, commissioned the project. For the aesthetic and advanced steel-glass roof construction the responsible metal construction expert Scheffer trusted in the high competence of FLACHGLAS Wernberg. The leading glass processors based in Upper Palatinate supplied ca. 25,000 square metres of laminated safety glass and heat-strengthened glass for this ambitious project. Thus, they proved once again their competence and reliability in the planning and implementation of challenging construction tasks. Superior precision and dimensional accuracy are crucial factors, especially in the case of high safety requirements as are placed on all parties involved in a tunnel structure.

At FLACHGLAS Wernberg precision and accuracy also play an important role in visual appearance. So, only glass from one melting process was used for triple LSG/HSG. Same applies to the inlying – in this case matt – PVB interlayer. All interlayers were from the same charge in order to ensure identical visual results.

20.000 precisely-matched glass panes now let daylight in creating a pleasant driving atmosphere. 1,504 RWA drive trains for the electromotive opening and closing of casements are integrated in the completely glazed sections. The drive engineering is controlled fully automatically by the fire detection in the tunnel and ensures quick ventilation of the overhead noise barrier in case of fire and smoke.

Planning for the 1.5 km-long and up to 24 m-wide tunnel structure including five bridges crossing the motorway started in 1997. In 2009, the plans had to be reviewed due to increased safety requirements. The ARGE LEH A1 Köln (Bilfinger Berger Ingenieurbau GmbH and Bilfinger Berger Verkehrswegbau GmbH) functioned as main contractor, the ARGE Queck/Scheffer Stahl-Glasdach (Claus Queck GmbH and Scheffer Metallbau GmbH) were responsible for steel and metal construction.

The project was officially opened to traffic on 21.12.2012. The tunnel enclosure sets the benchmark for noise control objects with highest safety standards. Furthermore, it is a flagship for advanced architecture, perfect logistics and maximum quality in terms of planning and processing.

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Photofinish at the FLACHGLAS Wernberg stand at BAU 2013.

The 20th BAU again lived up to the reputation of being the world’s leading trade fair of its kind. Once more, FLACHGLAS Wernberg was a guarantor for innovation and creativity.

Our fair appearance was focused on the new product field of high-quality design glass under the motto "Create your glass". This glass allows designers, architects and building contractors to have individual one-off glass items manufactured at an affordable price. Perfectly adapted to this innovation: our photo competition. The most beautiful winter pictures submitted by our trade fair visitors should be selected – and awarded unique design glass prizes.

Prior to the exhibition we had already beaten the big drum for the photo contest. Therefore, the number of competitors was finally high and a real challenge for jurors. The jury was composed of visitors of our stand, who wanted to choose their favourite motif from the submitted competition entries.

At the finish line, the photo submitted by Jürgen Seidels (Sommer, Döhlau/Germany) was front-running. The prize: an all-glass room door SIGLA® Motive 8 mm with DORMA Arcos stainless steel fittings. The motif chosen by the lucky winner for his glass door was already clear: it should be a photo of his two kids.

Winner of the 2nd prize, a glass kitchen back panel DELODUR® Design 6 mm, was Axel Lenderoth (Lenderoth GmbH, Bremen/Germany) and Steffi Knesebeck (Glas Wiedemann GmbH, Weissensee/Germany) was very happy to receive the 3rd prize, a large-sized glass wall picture on SIGLA® Motive. A special prize, another large-sized glass wall picture, was finally raffled off among all visitor jurors. Winner was Wulf Reise (designhimmel, Constance/Germany).

On March 19, all winners visited our company in Wernberg-Koeblitz. The lucky photo-pros enjoyed an exclusive plant tour and opulent lunch. At the end all award recipients were ceremoniously presented with a winner’s certificate and a picture to remember an all around successful and informative day.

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800 tons of glass for Australia`s most glorious plant.

Waratah – a word that sounds quite dark and mysterious. One can easily imagine a speaker pronouncing this word with so many "A"s – proudly and with his head raised. As is at least the case with FLACHGLAS Wernberg.

Waratah derives from the language of the Aboriginals and is the name for a shrub which may grow to 4 metres with beautiful, dark red flowers. The Aboriginals’ legend on Waratah is – needless to say – a deeply moving love story. A young pretty woman loves a young strong man. Then, a battle breaks the bond of love. Thereupon, the desolately mourning woman changes into a hauntingly beautiful flower, exactly at the same place she used to await her beloved.

Now, what has this to do with Wernber pride? Well, in Australia the Waratah bloom enjoys great popularity. It is not only the floral emblem of New South Wales, but also the name for the largest Australian rolling stock order in the continent’s history. Guess now who is responsible for the glazing of the rolling transport fleet!

The project includes the production of 78 eight-car trains. A total of 626 carriages will finally be delivered. The last set is scheduled to be delivered to CityRail in 2014. All trains are operating within the local transport network of Greater Sydney.

FLACHGLAS Wernberg has shipped around 25,000 glass units by mid-2013 all laminated safety glass that meets highest energy-related requirements as well as several special Australian standards. Up to now, more than 800 tons of processed glass products left Wernberg-Koeblitz for Downunder.

In Sydney, FLACHGLAS Wernberg operates its own warehouse for the Waratah programme, thus ensuring that the timing of the project is not put at risk by considerable delivery times. Ultimate reliability, highest quality standards and smooth ways of communication have conduced to success: Over the past five years there hasn’t been a single complaint. Now you’ll understand why the word Waratah fills FLACHGLAS Wernberg with pride.

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We've already had the great days in January. At BAU 2013.

BAU, the world's leading trade fair for architecture, materials and systems, has become more international, more top-class and more professional. Six successful fair days can be reduced to this common denominator: Once more, this meant full halls with enthusiastic exhibitors and visitor for the trade platform no. 1. And we were right in the middle of it.

This year the captivating effect of BAU was particularly evident. Although the framework conditions could hardly be worse - adverse weather conditions with snow-covered roads and hundreds of flight cancellations - more than 235.000 trade visitors attended the fair in Munich, thus reaching again the record figures of 2011. And in addition, BAU could give proof of being a world's leading trade fair: For the first time, the number of international visitors passed the mark of 60.000. By the way, particularly strong increases were recorded for participants from Russia, China and Japan - an important parameter for the growing global importance of this exhibition.

The notable presence of star architects attending this year's BAU showed that this trade fair has gained in importance for architects worldwide. Daniel Libeskind, whose master plan for the "One World Trade Center" is currently under construction, arrived from New York to attend the BAU meeting there his also famous colleagues Christoph Ingenhoven, Juhani Pallasmaa, Mario Cucinella, Andrei Bokov and Jean-Michel Jaspers.

Amidst this top-class sphere, we first presented our new product field of high-quality design glass under the motto "Create your glass" to the publicat our shared stand with Flachglas MarkenKreis. With this glass we ensure the individual and precise manufacturing of one-off items - at a price that now makes own glass design affordable. The heavy rush of visitors at our stand showed us that we have our finger firmly on the pulse. Some orders could already be negotiated on the spot. Our "Create your glass" photo competition went down well with the public, too.

New experiences, multiple contacts, an international audience and a positive atmosphere: this was in a few words our BAU 2013. Once more, it has become clear that this trade fair is for professionals by professionals. And we have also learnt this: The BAU is just like us. It is constantly improving!

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This is what the School of Music Norderstedt has to do with Wernberg harmony.

The City of Norderstedt is situated north of Hamburg. From here it only takes you by car a good hour to the coasts of the North Sea and the Baltic, about 45 minutes to the city centre of Hamburg, and in less than no time to lots of culture. In March 2012, the "Kulturwerk am See" was opened in the heart of Norderstedt. And what this has to do with us, with our glass art and with harmonious interplay we'll tell you here.

The project of "Kulturwerk am See" has joined the different cultural institutions that before were spread all over the city now under one roof. For this purpose, the abandoned building of the sand-lime brick plant located on the site of the former "Potenbergwerk" was restructured according to the plans of the Hamburg-based medium Architects and then converted into a centre of culture. An important part of this impressing complex is the new School of Music Norderstedt. And this is where we coming into play. As it has already got around even in the far north of Germany that real glass virtuosi come from Wernberg.

The requirements of the architects were extremely high. The cube of the School of Music and the former sand-lime brick plant are forming a building complex where the independent white cube is a modern counterpart opposite the old factory. But the different buildings are not only connected in regard to structure and function: The teaching of children and adolescents in the cube on the one hand and the performances in the event centre on the other hand make the coming generation familiar with the music scene. It's hardly surprising that such high aspirations ask for outstanding glass.

A combination of special processes was necessary to achieve the required visual effect of wave optics over the entire facade construction, both in the interior and the exterior view. Fortunately, we call one of the leading technologies in the field of glass processing our own: the Wernberg Thermal Coating (WTC). Developed more than 40 years ago and constantly optimised since then, this coating technique continues to ensure new possibilities for glass application. As is the case here.

The required top quality could be achieved thanks to the interplay of WTC coating and an innovative laser technology processing. Among others. No less important was antoher interplay: the interplay of all involved. We have proven here that we see ourselves not only as soloists but also as teamplayers. Based on the smooth collaboration with Isophon, the experts for laser technology processing, our clients got the impression of having received everything from a single source.

On your next visit to Norderstedt you should pay a visit to the new School of Music. Experience the wonderful harmony that arises if everything fits together perfectly.

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What do Switzerland and Germany have in common? They strike exactly the right tone.

With Grüt-Park the Zurich municipality of Adliswil has gained more than 200 additional apartments. The new residential estate is a visual eye-catcher. And is functional, too. The Park meets all requirements placed on modern living and working locations. It takes only a few minutes to reach the motorway network with quick connections to any direction. The area is southwest-oriented, on clear days swathed in sun offering splendid views of the near forest. However, the most remarkable is the direct view from the forest to the Grüt-Park appearing as a beautiful coloured bloom within the countryside.

Numerous differently shaped glass elements in a wide range of tones are creating not only a pleasant ambience but principally are telling the fascinating story of the high art of glass printing. Several special colour mixings were necessary to achieve the required colour idea. What's more: Special attention had to be paid on the specific requirements of the selected strucutral glazing facade in respect of the needed ink coverage. Strictly speaking, this was exactly the right challenge for us, our screen-printing team and our roller coating technology that enables us to easily apply ceramic inks to the full surface of the glass.

Yet, we are not only proven experts in finding the perfect shade but also in the delivery of different packaging sequences, being this always a challenge in the manufacturing of structural glazing facades. And, last but not least, the Grüt-Park is an excellent example for the power of commonness. Together with our colleagues of Flachglas Schweiz who were mainly responsible for the manufacturing of the structural glazing elements, we have demonstrated the importance of efficiency. This is enough reason for us to boast about. Without striking the wrong tone.

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Our product catalogue 'Packaging means wood and metal' has a decisive Pro. Pro FLACHGLAS Wernberg.

You are of course aware that we are one of the leading glass processors in Europe. But are you aware of the fact that we are also a leading packaging and transport company? At least, as regards our highly sensitive glass products. And there is only one packaging artist we confide our product to. Ourselves.

We have won fame all over the world for the delivery of high-quality glass solutions. The main focus is put on the word 'glass solutions'. It is about time that we draw your attention to the term 'delivery'. For, the delivery of glass first of all means: logistics, logistics and logistics.

A global logistics system, a consignment stock for on-site provision as well as customized packaging and transport options guarantee our clients maximum security of supply at any time. In our own carpentry we manufacture stackable non-returnable and re-useable packaging tailored to the respective sizes and weights that are also suitable for ocean and container transport. Even major car companies make use of our expertise in the production of packaging means for their exports. We could also convince the testing institute ift Rosenheim: our packaging was tested and certified.

We have now compiled the whole range of our logistics services in the updated product catalogue 'Packaging means wood and metal'. On 20 pages you can learn all about our delivery possibilities, from Wernberg frames up to air-cargo securing. The product catalogue is availble for download. Learn here the many reasons why we would consider it rather logical to change the lable 'Fragile - handle with care!' into 'Secure - FLACHGLAS Wernberg!‘

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New logistics centre in Coesfeld-Lette - with event character by glass from Wernberg.

At their company's headquarters in Coesfeld-Lette, the clothing chain Ernsting's family GmbH & Co. KG has constructed a new high-bay storage. The building is not only attractive because of its height of 28 metres, its 22,000 pallet spaces, or the fully automatic delivery of the whole clothing assortment - from socks to jackets - from this site to the different stores. It is the glass facade made of triple-glazed laminated glass with crash glass that makes this steel monster a sensational industrial structure with event character: the inside movement of goods becomes visible from the outside.

In addition, the south-western side of the building has a solar facade placed seven metres from the actual wall of the store. Together with the roof elements, the facade generates a total of at least 206,000 kWh per year.

The use of laminated safety glass with a crash glass laminated pane required the clarification of questions resulting from building and physical regulations. Thanks to the close co-operation between the approving supreme building authority the commissioned structural engineer, the technical office of the performing facade construction company, and the applications engineering of the FLACHGLAS Wernberg GmbH it was possible to obtain in the individual case an approval under building law for this facade. Last but not least, some tricky questions on the proof of usability and the response of the PV-module-elements in the event of fire needed to be resolved. But our Wernberg professionals could resolve all these questions for the client.

Fortunately, we really love to place high demands on ourselves - and also to meet them. This applies both to the production and to assuring a smooth construction sequence by supplying all panes and PV-modules in mounting order.

The building concept does not only fascinate our client but has also been awarded the Gold Certificate by the German Association for Sustainable Building ('DGNB').

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Health and safety pay off - FLACHGLAS Wernberg receives the VBG Occupational Safety and Health Award.

For the fourth time, the German Accident Prevention & Insurance Association ('VBG') prices exemplary prevention measures and good practical examples. A jury of six which was made up of representatives from the VBG as well as of personalities from science and economy selected the award winners from a great number of submissions. On 4 July 2012, the winners of the VBG Occupational Safety and Health Award 2011 were named during an exciting event. This prize is worth 10,000 euros each and was awarded in six categories to eight companies. In the category "Occupational Safety Engineering", the VBG awarded the innovative cut-resistant trousers "Anti Cut" made in Wernberg.

Due to the fact that with the investment in a new cutting house in 2010 the table heights of the cutting systems have changed, the actual leather aprons were no longer adequate to offer employees sufficient protection. The risk of cut in the whole abdominal region would have been to great. Therefore our experts for occupational safety were asked to develop together with the staff and masters cut-resistant trousers tailored to the needs of the employees in the cutting area.

The new cut-resistant trousers should feature easy design, pockets for tools, high wearing comfort and cut protection from heel to breast. It was not at all easy to fulfil all requirements of the whole corporate group. But finally, it only took us four months to develop cut-resistant trousers that respond to all wishes.

One master and 14 employees tested these overalls for four months, and since the beginning of 2011 the trousers are being used. With success. Reason enough for the jury to award FLACHGLAS Wernberg GmbH the prize for occupational safety and health in the category "Occupational Safety Engineering". "The cut-restistant trousers for works at the cutting table are innovative. The cut protection has improved compared to the previous cut-restistant apron. The protection is persistent and its effectiveness is documented. Accident-free work increases the productivity. The cut-resistant trousers can also be used in other companies of this sector", stated the VBG.

FLACHGLAS Wernberg's conclusion:
"Thanks to the development and acquisition of the cut-restistant trousers "Anti Cut" for the whole corporate group, the injury risk of the staff could be minimised, improving at the same time safety at the workplace and, last but not least, saving money for the company. It is particularly pleasing that other companies are also taking interest to use the innovative "Anti Cut" overalls in their plants."

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Trade fair Review: InnoTrans 2012 - from 18 to 21 September 2012. "Travel light" excited. 

An increased number of trade visitors and exhibitants and higher ratio of international participation shaped the ninth edition of the InnoTrans fair 2012 in Berlin, the leading trade show of the global rolling stock industry.
The visitors of FLACHGLAS Wernberg GmbH's booth were able to inform themselves of the latest technical developments in the field of glass processing.

Following the industry's call for lighter and more resistant while visually worthier glazing solutions, FLACHGLAS Wernberg GmbH presented their latest innovation "Ultralight". Innovative tempering technology allows for extremely thin safety glass compositions which were considered impossible previously. Not only established clients but also numerous international trade visitors were amazed of the technical possibilities which are in reach due to this new technology. Once again, FLACHGLAS Wernberg GmbH shows up the direction how to "travel light".

According to the positive feed-back of international trade experts, this investment will enable FLACHGLAS Wernberg GmbH to strengthen their leadership in technology of rolling stock glazing in the medium term.
InnoTrans 2012 therefore is to be considered a full success for the further development of FLACHGLAS Wernberg GmbH.

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Here comes the GlassJet Jumbo - our new specialist for larger, faster, nicer.

Funny name, enormous features: Our new digital printing system, the GlassJet Jumbo, started operations last June. With large and impressive dimensions this system is setting new standards as regards outstanding facade solutions and creative ideas for interior glass design.

The Jumbo makes the printing of 3.30 x 6.00 m panes possible. We can therefore fully use the current maximum manufacturing dimension of 2.80 x 6.00 m for TSG/HSG and SIGLADUR® respectively. With 24 print heads the system also allows for a faster, high-quality print. Six basic colours (blue, red, yellow, green, white and black) are available.

Based an special software, we are able to reproduce photo-realistic colour pictures in 360 dpi. In any case, a sampling is recommended as ceramic colours are not equal to European colours (c,m,y,k). Colour hues that cover the whole surface are mixed on the glass during the printing process. The raster effect is more or less strong depending on the hue, but it is no longer visible from a 1-2 m distance. A new etch imitation is added to the hues. Using this technique, it is possible to achieve sandblasting effects on large-surface areas.

Thanks to the new GlassJet Jumbo your building project becomes unique. If desired, we can now produce light and weather resistant glass designs in maximum sizes. Facades, large-scale walls as well as doors, all-glass systems, partition walls, banisters und furniture become distinctive.

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Extremely thin, extremely valuable – extremely FLACHGLAS Wernberg.

Achieving maximum efficiency using a minimum of means is a very mega-trend. Also in glass. The topic "weight reduction" plays an increasingly important role both in the automotive and construction sector. FLACHGLAS Wernberg has turned this trend into concrete technology with the new LiSEC high convection furnace.

Using this furnace we are now able to produce glass units that are significantly thinner and therefore much lighter. At the same time, they meet highest technical requirements with regard to sound insulation, thermal or solar control, for example. More precisely: With immediate effect, we can produce tempered glass under controlled conditions in thicknesses of 2 mm - in theory, even of 0.9 mm - up to 8 mm, being the maximum dimension 1.70 x 5.10 m.

With the LiSEC Flatbed glass tempering method a high convection system also ensures a significantly optimised quality of panes. In the heating zone of the furnace air is heated in a circulation system and then directed to the glass panes. The advantage is that the convection system also supports the transport of panes. The glass surfaces are not affected during the entire process. Thus, roller wave distortions can be fully excluded and the result achieved is a high visual quality, even in extremely thin panes.

In short: Our new high convection technology permits product innovations for glass applications in facades, interiors and rolling stock - so far being considered as impossible.

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Wernberg safety boarding the Cologne Diesel network.

There's a lot at stake. To be precise, around 7.2 million train kilometres per year. At the latitude of Cologne this is equivalent to more than 280 circumnavigations of the earth. 56 new LINT 54 and LINT 81 trains will face this respectable challenge within the so called Cologne Diesel network. Windows produced by FLACHGLAS Wernberg ensure once again optimal comfort and highest safety standards.

The two-car multiple units LINT 54 and its three-car big brother LINT 81 will be designed and manufactured by ALSTOM. FLACHGLAS Wernberg is responsible for the whole glazing of these new regional liners.

With 38 trains it is scheduled to mainly operate the three-car type in the Cologne Diesel network. However, the normal operation of vehicles with seats for almost 500 passengers is not the only novelty. Above all, the LINT 54 and 81 trains are a step ahead as to safety technology. A specific feature comes from the FLACHGLAS Wernberg development division: For the first time, both multiple units will be equipped with emergency entrance and exit windows based on our laminated safety glass technology.

Thanks to our expertise, we could minimize the development time for the new windows - giving ALSTOM our support also with the complex licensing procedure of the panes. A successful example of how innovative safety succeeds boarding the train with partnership-based cooperation.

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New digital printing system here soon!

In 2007 we decided to enter into the digital printing technology with ceramic inks. In the meantime, a large number of objects have been produced using this system while results show that the maximum print size of many requests is insufficient. Therefore, it was decided in 2011 to invest in a new GlassJet Jumbo.

The GlassJet Jumbo was delivered in mid-March 2012 and is scheduled to start production in April after due installation and test phase.

With the new digital printing system a maximum print size of 3.30 m x 6.00 m will be possible. The current maximum manufacturing dimension of 2.80 m x 6.00 m for toughened safety glass/heat-strengthened glass and SIGLADUR® respectively can then also be provided. In addition to these larger dimensions we will be able to ensure a faster high-quality print since the system is equipped with more print heads (24 instead of 16). Please contact us if you wish to obtain any further technical information.

This technology makes our product DELODUR® Design unique. We can realise light- and weather-resistant glass design with individual motifs of your choice. Thus, most diverse designs and photo motifs can be printed on glass. Our glass provides multiple creative ideas for interior and exterior design. It can be used for doors, all-glass systems, partition walls, banisters and furniture as well as for impressive facade solutions and large-scale displays.

Just contact us. We will find the best way to make your ideas come true.

In future, the previous GlassJet (2.80 m x 3.70 m) will be going into operation at our subsidiary GLASPROFI in Luhe-Wildenau in order to be also ready for future multicolour trends in interiors.

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At FLACHGLAS Wernberg, the customer is king.
Especially when he has an Upper Castle.

Hans VIII., Knight of Neuhausen, has built the Upper Castle about 500 years ago. He, then, could not have the slightest notion of the furore caused by the late Gothic half-timbered building in 2011. Even less, of the importance FLACHGLAS Wernberg has in this context. However, we are confident that Hans would have been worth an accolade.

For the community of Neuhausen in Baden-Württemberg, the restoration of the Upper Castle and its conversion to a training centre was the most important construction project of recent years. The landmarked building was extensively refurbished between 2008 and 2011. Every effort was made to preserve the old structures and to retain the original character of the picturesque buillding. And it goes without saying that FLACHGLAS Wernberg is involved wherever high standards are required.

Our work for the Upper Castle had really shown format. Laminated safety glass of unusual dimensions was used for the glass stairwell. To us this meant the production and supply of 15,500 kilograms glass as well as the production of a special sized (256.5 x 365.1 cm) glass laminate. We really love extraordinary challenges and can also manage them. And this refers not only to the production but also to logistics and deliveries. Andreas Bewer who was responsible for the static of the project, could therefore proudly claim: "The glass panes used for the glass stariwell in the Upper Castle are the largest ever made in Germany."

One could say that all guests attending the opening event of the new training which is also the home to the Music School, the Public Catholic Library and the Media Library as well as to the `Volksche Salon` with its 19th-furniture were really delighted. Going back once more to Knight Hans VIII: He also would have been delighted.

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The European Capital of Culture 2009 is now really worth looking at. Through our glass.

Linz changes. This is the slogan of the beautiful city on the Danube and of the European Capital of Culture 2009. In 2012 the Austrian metropolis has still a lot to offer its visitors and residents: for example with the extra large sidewall windows of the new tram. And this is exactly where we come into play. For Linz changes and FLACHGLAS Wernberg makes it possible.

A city able to attract millions of tourists every year must really be something very special. So its no wonder that even a very normal tram trip is an adventure in this city where lots of city and sightseeing tours are offered. It was quite easy for Linz to achieve it - just signing a contract with Bombardier Transportation for 23 Bombardier Flexity Outlook trams.

The passenger-friendly trams feature large-sized sidewall windows, as their name suggests - being this exactly our speciality and also the reason why Bombardier Transportation has entrusted us the delivery of the panes. For this project toughened safety glass was used. We can produce this glass in various versions - always precisely tailored to the needs of later sites of operation. And those who know us can easily imagine that the panes were delivered on time, again - of course, without major problems.

Thus, everybody is happy with the new tram: Bombardier Transportation, the City of Linz, tourists, residents who now enjoy nice outlooks during their daily drive to work, and needless to say, we too. Although we love velocity, in this case we prefer moderate speed. For only then you can view much more during your trip.

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Four companies, one common objective.

The FLACHGLAS Wernberg Group is campaigning for a successful future. After the managing directors' meeting in spring, when they gave the ok for a coordinated corporate design, the details were developed by our marketing team. With other words: Now it can start.

The companies - GLASPROFI, Flachglas Nord-Ost, Flachglas Group Switzerland and FLACHGLAS Wernberg - will give their longstanding commitment a new visual statement to be a unit in future.

We pool our strength, our competence and our know-how and make this visible for outside with a new common logo. Step by step all participants will convert their whole image to the unified appearance.

The signal is clear: We are a strong group and as such we are able to operate more economically and efficiently. We can join our focus better and can be an even more effective partner for our customers. We look forward to the future as FLACHGLAS Wernberg Group.

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We do not really have any sympathy for technical jargon. Unless we are in China.

We consider it very important that we understand our clients or vice versa. This is the only way to create success stories. But what if the client is an important Chinese company? Bridging phonetic and cultural differences, we can see that we all speak a common language: the language of quality.

The realisation of the high-rise complex "K11 on Hanoi Road" in the heart of the Hong Kong business and tourist quarter Tsim Sha Tsui is a good example of how globality at best could work. Simply take a Chinese development company, a Chinese architect and a Chinese facade constructor - adding FLACHGLAS Wernberg. The result: is an impressive mega-building in one of the most pulsing metropolis of the world. And a clear proof that we are able to meet all the high expectations placed on us even under the most difficult circumstances.

Certainly, it was really difficult. Safety glass of 25 mm thickness was required and had to be delivered in China within a deadline fixed. Not at all an easy matter in view of the complex import regulations. A further difficulty was the extreme humidity of nearly 100 % in Hong Kong forming harmful condensate on the panes. And not to forget the high requirements on different patterns and designs, but this is already part of our everyday business.

Despite all these challenges and interferences, we have successfully completed the contract - without mayor complaints. Nowadays, "K11 on Hanoi Road" is one of the most prestigious addresses in Hong Kong where the noble Hyatt Regency Hong Kong and an exclusive six-floor Art Mall are located. This is the best proof that Wernberg is also up to China - although we do not speak Chinese.

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A great success need not always be great.
Sometimes 210 x 297 mm is enough.

Here, we normally present our stunning projects to you. We will do it also now. But this time our success story looks a little different. It is made of paper and is from the Fraunhofer Institute. Although we are aiming at exceeding standards, we are particularly proud of this one: it is called DIN 6701-2, which means "again a little better".

The Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials in Bremen is developing products and processes until they are ready for application. The certifying training in the field of bonding technology is a supplement to the research and development work, and is used by all industries. We have also continued to qualify and were duly certified. The above mentioned standard DIN 6701-2 is the documentary evidence to demonstrate the suitability for the bonding of rolling stock and components. In other words: What we do is performed well.

With the RE-Certification it is official now: FLACHGLAS Wernberg delivers you tested quality for the complete product range of side and front glazing in the field of rolling stock. This means Class A1 according to the Fraunhofer Institute - matching perfectly our total services which is 1st class.

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North Rhine-Westphalia´s metropolis is buzzing.
But Vodafone won´t hear of it.

Currently, it is one of the biggest building projects in Europe. By the end of 2012, about 5.000 employees are to feel comfortable at the new Vodafone Campus - and to work in an inspiring atmosphere. Silence is therefore a decisive criterion. That´s why the communications giant decided in favour of a noise reducing insulation glass facade produced by FLACHGLAS Wernberg for their prestige object in Düsseldorf.

Now, in late summer, construction work is still in full swing. The ambitious goal is to have the building complex ready to move in within 16 months. Until then, the central office tower will reach a significant height of 110 metres. It is envisaged that a floor area totalling 86.000 square metres is built up. The great competence and expertise offered by FLACHGLAS Wernberg played a decisive role when awarding this contract for the imposing glass facades of the object. First challenge: Sound insulation. It was necessary to carry out many measurements and to have them documented in the corresponding certificates. In addition, extensive technical clarifications with regard to fall and burglary protection devices were required. There is no need to say that binding delivery dates have also to be met. At present, we are producing and supplying up to 1,600 m² glass per week.

Second challenge: Sustainability. The Vodafone Campus will set new standards as to user quality and sustainability. The intended objective is to be awarded the LEED Gold Status certification. Here, the high quality of our Guardian Insulating and Optifloat™ Laminated Safety Glass plays a key role.

By the way: The whole complex is being built on the premises of a former brewery. We at Wernberg make sure that no misfortune is brewed at the construction site - at least as far as the glass facade is concerned. It may happen that occasionally the construction works generate some noise and excitement. But after completion, the Campus willl be unbelievably quiet. Promise!

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Sometimes you have to spend the night at the airport. We made sure that you´d prefer it happens in Munich.

At Munich Airport, every month more than 2.5 million passengers take off and land. With the new Novotel the airport itself is worth a visit. Business travellers from around the world can meet, relax and sleep there. For we have achieved in Munich something very special: We have turned down the aircrafts. At least, behind our glass.

The square-box structure with an edge length of 56 metres and a height of 19 metres is prominently located at the eastern end of the car park P41 South right next to Technical Zone West Main Access. This futuristic-modern cubic construction was designed by Gewers, Kühn & Kühn Architects who had attached great improtance to integrate the building optimally into the architecture of the airport. Particularly striking: the facade made of individual, milled glass units. A smooth interaction between all machining centres concerned and the sales division is indispensable to ensure the implementation. Multiple complex projects have already allowed us to perfect this interplay. As full-range suppliers, we provide full service: from high-precision milling and tempering of semi-products, from further processing into laminated safety glass and subsequent special coating with Silver 20, to complex compiling of individual glass elements. It is however akin to flying. You do not really want to know how it works but you want to enjoy it.

At the opening ceremony of Novotel on June 30, 2010 Udo Stürmer, the new hotel manager, was very pleased about one detail: " You can watch aircrafts land and take off from all 257 rooms as well as from our six conference rooms, our resaurant and bar, and of course from the terrace."If aircraft noise is not audible, it is also thanks to our work. And we do enjoy it. Without taking-off.

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Trapeze artists for 15 years. And there never was any circus.

There are people who make loud noises about everything. About themselves, about what they do and what they perform. Luckily, there are also some other people. Who do not make great speeches but just take action. Successfully, but in silence. There is something similar with projects. As it is with the Stadler Regio Shuttle RS1.

If there wasn´t already the slogan - it would perfectly match the RS1: It runs and runs and runs ... This low-floor rolling stock has been operating successfully over the past 15 years, being FLACHGLAS Wernberg parnter right from the start. The glazing gives the RS1 a distinctively typical look at exactly the points where it is transparent.

The steel framework of the Regio Shuttle is identical to the construction of a truss bridge girder. As a consequence, the ribbon windows take a trapezoidal shape. Panes supplied from Wernberg do not only stand out through their distinctive look, they are also an integral part of high safety and comfort standards provided by the RS1. In particular, the highly reflective solar control coating offers a physically palpable advantage to the up to 170 passengers of the train. Thanks to this coating the train never turns into a local transport oven, even in summer.

Recently, the RS1 also passes our factory premises in Wernberg-Köblitz. Thus serving as a daily reminder of what a long-term customer relation based on partnership means to us. Reason enough to be a little bit proud. In silcence, of course.

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In 2011, Baden-Württemberg became a green stronghold. Our solar control glass for the Höhenblick Rehabilitation Clinic was green long before that.

The Höhenblick Rehabilitation Clinic, which specialises in treating musculoskeletal disorders, is located 219 metres above sea level, close to the famous spa town of Baden-Baden. We were commissioned to supply neutral and green-coloured solar control glass panes for a three-storey construction on this site. A fantastic opportunity to show that we and our proven technology are ahead of our time.

The construction of approximately 1500 square metres in area, which was opened by the Höhenblcik Rehabilitation Clinic on 7 May 2009, is characterised by its coloured-glass facade and light interior. A particular challenge was using a combination of various printing technologies for the solar control glass panes and cladding panels, as well as the need to ensure that the flat and curved glass panes had a fascinating uniform colour appearance.

For us, this wasn't a problem. After all, we are the only glass refiners in Germany able to coat curved glass after it has been bent - which was an important prerequisite in this instance, as we were required to exactly match the shade of the curved glass to the shade of the flat glass. This was made possible by our special coating process, the Wernberg Thermal Coating. Thanks to the virtually unlimited colour and reflection settings this process offers, we can fulfil almost every glass-related requirement customers may have, including coating solar control glass panes in a special colour green, as requested by the Höhenblick Rehabilitation Clinic.

The manager, clinic director Martin Hausmann, is convinced that the new light and open rooms will do the patients and visitors a world of good. As are we. After all, we're the ones who gave the clinic the green light insofar as installing solar control panes was concerned.

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We are night owls. Particularly when we can picture the results.

How do you manage to manufacture 1,397 square metres of special glass in just eight weeks? And how do you also make sure these meet the high requirements of the architects? It's only possible if you understand your craft and are always available when required, including nights. Our project for the Rathaus Galerie in Essen is proof of exactly what you can do if you always keep your eyes open.

Shopping, gastronomy and culture under one roof: the renovation and transformation of the former City Center Essen shopping centre into the Rathaus Galerie has created an attractive meeting place in the centre of Essen. And our glass made a valuable contribution to the project. This renovation particularly required the skills of our digital- and screen-printing departments, which is why they were heavily involved with the planning process right from the start. Essen's Rathaus Galerie presented two major challenges: firstly, the exacting requirements expected of the printing and secondly, ensuring the reliable and precisely tailored delivery of panes with individual motifs. From the creation of the design and its implementation using the specific glass types legally required for this type of construction to timely delivery and installation, we worked hand in hand with planners and facade constructors. The close consultation and mutual understanding of quality were largely responsibe for the success of the project.

When it was discovered that five of the panes had slight colour variations, we showed just how quickly we can work. The replacement panes were manufactured by us straight away and delivered overnight by express directly to the construction site. That is what we understand by professionalism and speed. Not to mention the reason why we make sure we are fully in the picture about each and every project we embark upon.

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We don't like advantages to be thin on the ground. Except when they're made of glass.

Imagine that a railway company wants to make its double-decker trains safer but doesn't want to use robust and chunky guard rails. This is what happened with Swiss Railways. From 2011 onwards, they decided to use a new style of floor-to-ceiling glass. Although this glass is extremely thin, it is extremely strong and amply showcases the strengths of FLACHGLAS Wernberg.

On the staircases of the new double-decker trains from Swiss company Stadler Rail AG, glass balustrades stop passengers and luggage from being able to fall from the top floor to the bottom floor. And this glass is really something: it is manufactured from the toughened safety glass SIGLAPLUS® from FLACHGLAS Wernberg, which is made using an interlayer of highly rigid SentryGlas® by DuPont. Although it provides a high level of protection, this glass compound is still extremely thin and the low weight reduces energy consumption levels.

Comprehensive tests in our laboratory and at DuPont found that a pane just two to four millimetres thick ans a 0.9-millimetre-thick SentryGlas® interlayer were enough to fulfil the necessary regulations. The 800-millimetre-wide and 1,370-millimetre-high balustrade elements supplied to Stadler are no thicker or heavier than alternative toughened glass elements, but they offer - even without guard rails - even greater protection. As you can see from this example, innovation doesn't have to be heavy going. Provided you know what you're doing, that is.

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We have a heart for art. That's why we place it outside.

Art belongs in every home? But that is not enough for us. As, we of FLACHGLAS Wernberg believe that art also belongs onto every house. At least if it is applied on or between glass using our latest printing technologies. We make motives big -see for yourself in Bad Neustadt on the Saale.

For the residential building located in the county town of Lower Franconia, FLACHGLAS Wernberg GmbH has used two innovative techniques. On the one hand, we have printed the PVB films of some laminated safety glass panes with the motive of an artwork by means of SIGLA® Motive. On the other hand, this laminate as well as further DELOGCOLOR® glass was affixed by a special adhesive tape concealed to the building shell as an exterior structural cladding.

The precise mastery of all necessary processes and technologies was the decisive argument for the client to choose FLACHGLAS Wernberg. Within a short time and without any complaints, we were able to match all of the customer's requirements. And it was no problem for us to ensure quick and flexible delivery after a glass-break during the installation. The result is truly imposing: both the original and the copy are almost identical. They only differ in size, colour brilliance and lasting colour fastness - compared with our version.

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We give the traditional a new touch. Especially in Eindhoven.

An A mark in geometry. This is how we could reduce the realisation of "The Blob" to a common dominator. What at first sight appears to be a new building is in reality the refurbishment of a five-storey office building. And is the best proof for us that sometimes the world is a pane. And another. And another...

"The Blob" is part of a larger revitalisation project for the city centre of Eindhoven. The building shell is a glass-steel-construction defined as a free formed surface that leaves all kinds of simple geometric forms far behind. Since each glass pane used is unique our particular challenge was the exact assignment of insulating glass components.

Once challenged, we moved on at the highest level. Due to the fact that the construction site was located right in the centre of Eindhoven, deliveries were only allowed with small trucks at certain times. However, we have still managed to manufacture 1,193 custom-made unique glass units and deliver them on time. In exactly three months. In other words, we have not only good marks in geometry, we are also in a good shape.

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There are many ways to get from A to B. The most beautiful is with sun, light and Wernberg.

How much light fits into a train? These days, Dutch passengers of the new Sprinter Lighttrains can probably best answer this question. Based on an innovative window concept, the "Lighttrain" is setting new standards in incidence of light and room comfort. Thanks to the bright minds of FLACHGLAS Wernberg.

We have developed a completely new solar control coating for the consortium of Bombadier Transportation and Siemens Tranportation Systems that is tailored precisely to the specific needs of our customers. What's more, we have been advising and assisting the manufacturers right from the start with the adjustment and colour selection of the screen printing for interior glazing components. It was finally decided to use special screen printing inks, and due to our advanced coating technology, this was no problem at all.

With on-time delivery of all window and glass components, except for the front pane, we have again proved: FLACHGLAS Wernberg is doing things right. And all in one.

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Camels, sheiks, new friends and an involuntary quality assessment test – FLACHGLAS Wernberg at the trade fair in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

We were greeted in Riyadh by a small temperature shock – still 32° centigrade in the middle of the night! The shock we encountered the following Sunday morning was somewhat bigger: a large wooden crate containing our valuable panes of glass lay broken on the floor of the exhibition hall!

But, whereas it would normally be the wood that remained intact and the contents that were shattered, it is the other way round with FLACHGLAS Wernberg: all our panes of glass were in perfect condition.

Maybe we should introduce quality assessment tests along these lines at our plant in Wernberg. And, while we’re on the subject of introductions: the sheiks want to introduce our products on to their market.

Because not only were our hosts extremely friendly and courteous but they were also very impressed by our performance range and our service.

To sum up: We’ll be back! And so will our glass.

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Marco Polo once stood for adventure and discoveries. From now on, the name stands for one of the most striking façades in the world.

In 1254, a fascinating explorer, adventurer and merchant was born.

In 2010, an equally impressive structure bearing the same name – the Marco Polo Tower. Reaching up 55 breathtakingly beautiful meters high. There are 16 storeys demonstrating the perfect interplay between solid concrete and high-quality, transparent glass.

And so, just as Marco Polo once explored and discovered Asia, our customers and partners have discovered how FLACHGLAS Wernberg has overcome all kinds of challenges to fulfil the different glazing requirements posed by this spectacular building.

From flat glass to cylindrically curved INFRASTOP® panes in the maisonettes to the high-specification DELOGCOLOR® RC glazing system featuring concealed locking devices.

The latter allowed the architects almost as much scope as Marco Polo.

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The first train with windows people like looking at - and not just looking out of.

Mainly out of sheer admiration.
Take the way our innovative, complete window systems withstand the enormous strain and pressure a high-speed train is exposed to every single day, for example. Not only the train but its windows, in particular.

But stability was just one of three key demands made on our fastest glass. Because meeting the low weight requirements and complying with the high technical standards was no mean feat, either. But we managed it. As well as developing a brand new kind of solar and heat-protection coating for this project, into the bargain.

We would like to point out the fact that our engineers were not merely resourceful but also quite quick – in keeping with the project.

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INFRASTOP® protects from the sun. Not from admiring glances.

When looking at the new EuroCityCenterWest in Mannheim, the sun is proven to be absolutely right. Needless to say that such a fascinating architecture catches the attention, also from a celestial body! Our INFRASTOP® solar control insulating glass lets the sun in. Keeping the heat out. That’s cool, isn’t it?

Our client could experience a further cooling fact: As a full-range service supplier, we were able to provide complete in-house production. Despite time pressure and being short of place, we managed to deliver on time.

Thus, the new EuroCityCenterWest will not only be a landmark for Mannheim – but also for success. Made in Wernberg.

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We could not come up with water for BRITA either. But with the best glass and the best service.

BRITA refines water. FLACHGLAS Wernberg refines glass. However, the new headquarters required far more than just a high-quality precious glass façade. In addition, our expertise, our personal advice and the intensive technical support by the planner was required.

Hence, we did not only present our client a few comparable objects that have already been realised, visiting then the most suitable together. But subsequently, we also produced 5 detailed mock-ups in order to help the planner come to a decision on his own construction taking into consideration lighting conditions and surroundings.

Once again, it is proven: At FLACHGLAS Wernberg everything is right – also behind the facade.

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After all, our glass is magnetic. A large number of visitors at the FLACHGLAS Wernberg stand.

Anyhow, visitors at InnoTrans 2010 in Berlin were magically attracted by our latest developments for the design of rolling stock interiors. At our stand we showed our regular customers and potential clients, from Australia to Zimbabwe, the future destination of glass for interior spaces.

Our many international guests could even have themselves portrayed by Dallidali the exceptional cartoonist and lightning sketcher – on glass, of course. Rolling stock, buses, special vehicles, ships and luxury yachts are running worldwide with our glass. And after InnoTrans 2010 it will be a few more applications again.

We are curious about it. And continue stepping on the g(l)as(s). Throughout the world.

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A spaceship has landed in Bonn – with a glass facade that is simply out of this world ...

All right, so NASA builds spaceships too. But none of theirs offers such a breathtakingly wonderful view of the world as the Hotel Kameha Grand Bonn. With SOLARWER® solar control glass from FLACHGLAS Wernberg, the hotel’s architect, Karl-Heinz Schommer, lent the building an extraordinary aesthetic appearance.

For the unique, 100-meter long, glass facade and the glazed, up to 18-meter high, multifunctional event hall, he used not only an amazing amount of aesthetic feeling, courage and passion, but also precisely the right glass. SOLARWER® ensures not only offers simultaneous extreme translucency and low energy transmission, but also provides almost boundless creative freedom.

The result is a hotel as if from another world. It stands futuristically on the banks of the Rhine. Yet the Kameha Grand Bonn and its subtle forms harmonise perfectly with its surroundings. A view also held by the world of experts: The Kameha Grand Bonn was awarded the internationally coveted MIPIM Award, the design and architecture Oscar.

(Out of this)world-class architecture. With glass from Wernberg.

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The first public authority offices where a long wait can be enjoyable.

No one really likes to visit public authorities. Usually. However, the new, 6-storey, local government administrative offices in Frankfurt communicate openness and transparency. Staggered window levels lend its facade a particularly strong recognition factor, while our WTB solar control glass ensures a constantly perfect room climate. Even when visitors and officials get a little hot under the collar …

The logistical challenge of this local government offices project in Frankfurt lay in the fact that the site, in a closely built-up area of the Frankfurt city centre, offered only limited space for the delivery and storage of the glass elements. Particularly large panes could only be delivered with the aid of internally racked transport. Nevertheless, FLACHGLAS Wernberg was able to successfully overcome all the challenges met. Which actually makes us rather proud of ourselves. Particularly when we know that our customers were more than a little happy.

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We supplied the glass for 29 trains in Japan.
Without a single reason for complaint.

‘Kurêmu’ is the Japanese word for complaint. And, although we punctually delivered over 3000 side windows, 900 door panels and panes for 1200 dividers for a total of 29 trains to our Japanese customers in Kasado, we never once heard or read a single ‘Kurêmu’. ‘Domo arigato’ for putting your trust in us, dear friends in Japan!

By the way, when work on the trains is completed, they are going to be shipped back to Europe. To be more precise, to the United Kingdom. Another country in which FLACHGLAS Wernberg has already successfully completed numerous projects. Without any ‘Kurêmu’ at all. Sorry – we meant complaints.

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A train should heat up rails.
Not the surroundings.

Alstom trains are travelling for Skånetrafiken across Sweden. The country is not only famous for elks and Pippi Langstocking but also for extremely uncomfortable temperatures during winter – and this is why the glazing of the 49 new Coradia Nordic trains required a very special glass. A glass that allows passengers fantastic views on the beautiful Swedish countryside while maintaining the compartments comfortably warm.

We have solved this problem coolly – manufacturing a curved insulation glass with high-grade solar and heat protection coating. This glass features an extremely low U-value that indicates how much – or in this case: how little – heat escapes through the glass.

Our customers from the far north were happy and excited as it would have been Mediterranean people. And we have also coolly mastered the demanding logistic challenges.

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8,969 kilometres distance.
76 storeys.
1 fortunate business relationship.

It would have been easy for our contractor to choose a glass finishing company in the immediate proximity for the construction of the 76 storeys high New World Tower in Hong Kong, instead of deciding in favour of Wernberg located just about 9,000 kilometres away. However, the Chinese dared to advance. And we did not belie their expectations.

For, FLACHGLAS Wernberg has not only produced 30,000 square metres of top-quality customized glass but has also delivered this incredible volume boxed in dozens of containers without showing any signs of transport damages, safe and on schedule to the Middle Kingdom.

It is little short of a miracle that this project was realised without a single claim. Or as one might say: It is success. Made in Wernberg.

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One of our few projects with claims – but only those imposed by the referee on the field.

Every year, dozens of sporting events take place in the O2 Arena Berlin. The spectacular construction can accommodate up to 17,000 visitors. Even the Brandenburger Tor would fit into this gigantic Arena. Really amazing. Not less impressive is the facade of 2,000 square metres produced with our INFRASTOP® Brillant solar control glass.

INFRASTOP® Brillant provides highly effective protection against solar radiation while allowing the light to pass through. What’s more: Especially in winter, INRASTOP® Brillant keeps the heat inside the Arena. Even if the action on the field is hot-tempered.

Claims only come from the fans sitting in the ranks. Not from our customers.

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