Guardian Automotive: Single focus on Automotive Replacement Glass and strong commitment to Baltic region

Following last year’s announcement that Guardian Automotive is to focus exclusively on the development, manufacture and supply of Automotive Replacement Glass, the company has introduced a number of initiatives to get closer to customers in Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia as well as the rest of Europe. These include product development and a new online ordering system, the state-of-the-art Guardian Automotive eShop, which boasts a number of time-saving and customer-friendly features, fully in line with other world-class digital enterprises. Other benefits include 24/7 access to the company’s full product range and ease of use.

Combining the company’s dedicated European manufacturing facilities and state-of-the-art warehousing and distribution services, Guardian Automotive, part of Guardian Glass, a major business unit of Guardian Industries Corp., offers a full range of premium quality Automotive Replacement Glass which is of OEM-like quality and meets all the required standards. Building on more than 85 years of automotive industry experience, the company has outlined its strategy to focus exclusively on the development, manufacture and supply of Automotive Replacement Glass. With an already extensive portfolio, the company currently introduces more than 1 new product every day – and products can be ordered online via the Guardian Automotive eShop.

Customers in the Baltic region are supported by a team of dedicated customer service representatives, headed by Levente Sandor, Market and Key Account Manager, who says: “Currently we are the only manufacturer focusing exclusively on Automotive Replacement Glass. And we are here to create long-term value for our customers. We are delighted to be able to offer our customers in the region a credible alternative, with high quality products, outstanding customer service and unmatched flexibility. We are applying the latest technologies to meet our customers’ expectations and our key focus is providing outstanding customer service.”

For more information on Guardian Automotive, please visit www.guardianautomotiveglass.com.


Hans Thoma, general manager from the Thoma-group, is eager to acquire a substantial market share in Brazil, a growing country with tremendous potential for solar energy output. Having complied with local official procedures (Inmetro, TÜV, Fraunhofer CSP) and cleared the way for future business collaboration, he expresses his hope that the solar industry will henceforth expand quickly.

”Being able to introduce Brazil to the infinite opportunities of a solar industry is a privilege for J.v.G. Thoma GmbH, and one that we are extremely grateful for. At the same time, this placed the ball squarely in our court, and the pressure to get the ball rolling quickly was high. Now that the lengthy initial formalities are out of the way, we can focus on making this project a success.“

The first DESERT solar module production in BRAZIL! Lets go ....
J.v.G. Thoma GmbH is delivering a DESERT turnkey production line to Brazil, the first of its kind and hopefully the first in many breakthroughs to leave the factory floor on their way to the largest country in South America. With a capacity of 30 MW, this is a small semi-automatic DESERT production line, but still a flagship in terms of DESERT solar module production and electricity generation in the country, now fully functional and ready to start with operation.

The machinery consists of DESERT production machines for high-efficiency DESERT solar modules built specifically for extreme hot climate, such as can be seen in deserts or in tropical areas. Made solely in Germany and built using the latest in DESERT and TROPIC module production, the systems inlcudes all cutting-edge technology.

Certified DESERT solar modules, DESERT containers, DESERT power plants and DESERT manufacturing machinery built using pioneering DESERT and TROPICS technology are now fully set up, and ready to perform. But powering on the machinery has been a long time coming. Up until recently, this advanced piece of equipment had been waiting for clearance at a port in Brazil. Now that the formalities have been dealt with, both J.v.G. Thoma and its customer in Brazil can get production under way.

J.v.G. Thoma GmbH is a company whose vision has always been to harness the infinite power of the sun and convert it into an inexhaustible supply of energy. But a vision such as this requires global reach, and this project has opened new doors. Brazil is not only a gateway to South American cooperation, but also the launchpad to international reach and expansion.

Following the delivery of this initial order, J.v.G. Thoma GmbH will be looking forward to an ongoing collaboration with the Brazilian company. From setup and initial training to setting the scene for a ramp up, J.v.G. Thoma will be there to provide expertise and assistance. Moreover, the company will be jointly responsible, along with the client, for the successful integration of the DESERT solar module factory.

In the future, bigger DESERT power plants will be set up on Brazilian soil, and together with existing turnkey production systems, they intend to take up a large share of the products and assets this sector will possess locally. J.v.G. Thoma plans to build up a local network of sales agents that can extend a premium offering to neighbouring countries in South America. Eventually, the company hopes to be able to expand its customer base to clients in North America.

Hans Thoma, general manager from the Thoma-group, is eager to acquire a substantial market share in Brazil, a growing country with tremendous potential for solar energy output. Having complied with local official procedures (Inmetro, TÜV, Fraunhofer CSP) and cleared the way for future business collaboration, he expresses his hope that the solar industry will henceforth expand quickly.

”Being able to introduce Brazil to the infinite opportunities of a solar industry is a privilege for J.v.G. Thoma GmbH, and one that we are extremely grateful for. At the same time, this placed the ball squarely in our court, and the pressure to get the ball rolling quickly was high. Now that the lengthy initial formalities are out of the way, we can focus on making this project a success.“

The first DESERT solar module production in BRAZIL! Let
Source: Guardian Industries Corp.