Vitro S. A. B. de C. V.

Avenida Ricardo Margáin, Zozaya No. 400, Colonia Valle del, Campestre, 66265 San Pedro Garza Garcìa (NL)
Mexico

Hall map

glasstec 2018 hall map (Hall 10): stand F40

Fairground map

glasstec 2018 fairground map: Hall 10

Contact

Glenn Davis

Director of International Sales and Licensing - Vitro Architectural Glass

Octavio Salazar

International Sales Manager - Vitro Architectural Glass

Charlene Smith

International Manager Architectural Projects & Technical Services - Vitro Architectural Glass

Patty Fisher

Architectural Specialist & Marketing Administrator, International - Vitro Architectural Glass

Frederick Chung

Market Development Mgr, Vitro Architectural Glass, Asia Pacific, HONG KONG

Khaled Raslan

Senior Manager, Architectural Glass, Vitro Flat Glass LLC (DMCC Branch), DUBAI UAE

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 03  Glass products and applications
  • 03.01  Flat glass
  • 03.01.01  Float and mirror glass
  • 03  Glass products and applications
  • 03.01  Flat glass
  • 03.01.04  Cast glass, ornamental glass
  • 03  Glass products and applications
  • 03.02  Processed glass
  • 03.02.08  Antireflective glass/frosted glass
  • 03  Glass products and applications
  • 03.03  Automotive glass
  • 03.03.02  Materials
  • 03  Glass products and applications
  • 03.03  Automotive glass
  • 03.03.05  Trade
  • 03  Glass products and applications
  • 03.09  Technical processing, treatment, finishing design.
  • 03.09.04  Windows and glass façades
  • 03.09.04.01  Glass facade elements

Our products

Product category: Float and mirror glass, Cast glass, ornamental glass, Antireflective glass/frosted glass, Materials, Trade, Glass facade elements

Vitro Architectural Glass

Vitro Architectural Glass the largest glass producer in the Western Hemisphere, led by the historic Solarban® family of solar control low-emissivity (low-e) glasses

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Product category: Float and mirror glass, Cast glass, ornamental glass, Antireflective glass/frosted glass, Materials, Trade, Glass facade elements

Vitro window glass

Vitro window glass products enable the natural outdoor views and abundant daylighting that make living spaces brighter and more comfortable

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Product category: Float and mirror glass, Cast glass, ornamental glass, Antireflective glass/frosted glass, Materials, Trade, Glass facade elements

Other Glass Products

Experience the clarity, brilliance and vivid beauty of Clarvista® shower class and Starphire Ultra-Clear® glass—and learn why the world’s leading car manufacturers rely on Vitro automotive glass

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Sep 17, 2018

Vitro to highlight architectural, automotive, container glass solutions at glasstec 2018

North America’s largest glass company to showcase proven, innovative products and technologies 

 PITTSBURGH, Sept. 13, 2018 – Vitro S.A.B. de C.V., North America’s largest glass producer, will highlight its full range of architectural, automotive, and container glass products and technologies at glasstec 2018, the international trade fair for glass, in Düsseldorf, Germany, Oct. 23-26.

 For the architectural glass market, Vitro will present Solarban® 90 glass, the industry’s first quad-silver-coated solar control low-emissivity (low-e) glass. Visitors also will be able to view samples of advanced vision glass products such as Starphire Ultra-Clear® glass, Sungate® passive low-e glass and other select brands in the Solarban glass line.
 
Because of their ability to manage solar heat gain and transmit high levels of sunlight, Vitro Architectural Glass products are specified extensively by architects worldwide to manage energy use in commercial buildings while expanding their aesthetic options.
 
They will be showcased along with samples of specialty glass products from the Pavia® line of acid-etched glasses, the Platia® line of mirrored glasses, and highly transparent, ultra-durable Clarvista® glass for shower doors and partitions.

Vitro Architectural Glass staff also will be available to answer questions about the company’s new jumbo magnetron sputtered vacuum deposition (MSVD) coater in Wichita Falls, Texas.  The unit, which is the largest vacuum-temperable MSVD coater in North America, expands Vitro’s ability to produce high-performance architectural glasses for today’s complex façades.

Among the advances Vitro will display for automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are the family of parts, including those with WeatherMaster® heated windshield technology, that it developed exclusively for a globally recognized luxury vehicle.

Other Vitro automotive glass brands on display will include Sungate infrared-reflective windshields and Safe & Sound® laminated glass. These products have been trusted for decades by leading global automotive OEMs to improve fuel-efficiency, promote passenger comfort and safety, and enhance vehicle design. Representatives of Vitro’s automotive glass business also will be available to discuss how they help OEMs engineer total glass solutions for their automobiles, from initial concepting to finished design.

As a top global producer of decorative and safety glass containers for perfume, cosmetics and pharmaceutical packaging, Vitro will demonstrate an extensive array of custom bottle shapes, sizes and designs for customers in those industries.

To learn more about Vitro or to see Vitro products, visit booth F40 in Hall 10 at glasstec 2018 or go to www.vitro.com.

About Vitro Glass
Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: VITROA), the largest glass manufacturer in North America, was founded in 1909 in Monterrey, Mexico. The company acquired the former PPG flat glass business in 2016 and Pittsburgh Glass Works, PPG ’s former automotive OEM glass business, in 2017. The company has subsidiaries throughout the Americas, which produce, process, distribute and market a wide range of products to the architectural, automotive and container glass markets. These products enhance the daily lives of millions of people around the world. Vitro also is a supplier of chemical products and raw material, machinery, molds and equipment for industrial use. As a socially responsible organization, Vitro works on several initiatives aligned to its Sustainability Model, aiming to create a positive influence in the economic, social, and environmental aspects relevant to its stakeholders, in a responsible corporate management framework. For more information, visit www.vitro.com.

Clarvista, Pavia, Platia, Safe & Sound, Solarban, Starphire Ultra-Clear, Sungate and WeatherMaster are registered trademarks owned by Vitro.

The PPG Logo is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

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Aug 16, 2018

Vitro Jumbo Coater Grand Opening!

A Coater 7 grand opening event was held on Thursday, August 16th for customers and local and state officials at the Wichita Falls plant, marking the official launch of the largest MSVD coater in North America.  The grand opening celebration was attended by more than 120 people, including nearly 50 customers and more than 20 state and local officials, including Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos, State Representative James Frank, Texas Workforce Commissioner Julian Alvarez, and Wichita Falls Mayor Stephen Santellana.  Local and trade media were on-hand to cover the event as well. 

The event was emceed by Bill Haley, Wichita Falls Plant Manager, with remarks from Vitro CEO Adrian Sada, as well as Pablos, Alvarez, Santellana, and Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce CEO Henry Florsheim.  During the opening ceremony, Secretary presented Sada with a proclamation from Texas Governor Greg Abbott. 

Following the opening ceremony, guests were transported on buses to the nearby Coater 7 for presentations set up at five stations throughout the building.  Brief presentations were given throughout the tour by Vitro’s Jeremy Harvey, Cody Cope, Robert Baxter, Joe Terns and Jeff Cooper. 

The new coater produces glass in sizes 112.5 percent larger than standard size lites. Constructed in 14 months, the unit is the largest vacuum-temperable-capable MSVD coater in North America, enabling Vitro Glass to produce high-performing, low-emissivity (low-e) glasses in the larger sizes preferred by today’s building designers.

“The trend in buildings today is large, expansive glass—with some panels over 12 feet tall—that is also energy efficient,” explained Bill Haley, Wichita Falls plant manager. “Vitro can now meet architects’ growing demand for low-e glass in sizes as large as 130-by-204 inches. The coater further enhances our ability to cost-efficiently produce a variety of high-performance architectural glasses that comply with more stringent building codes and meet the industry’s increasingly complex design challenges.”

The coater is 22 percent wider and 50 percent longer than the plant’s other MSVD coater, which produces standard size (96-by-130 inches) glass. The jumbo MSVD coater applies Solarban® solar control low-e coatings on a variety of large-area glass substrates in standard thicknesses while providing precision color control and aesthetics. It will produce more glass-per-energy-unit than most MSVD coaters currently in operation, while increasing the plant’s annual low-e glass production by 20 percent.

To see Wichita Falls' television outlet's coverage of the event check out KFDX (NBC) and KAUZ (CBS).

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Aug 1, 2018

Line 1 at Vitro Carlisle plant restarts production

Capacity returns with focus on Starphire Ultra-Clear® glass

Vitro Architectural Glass today announced that Line 1 at its Carlisle, PA plant has restarted production. The line experienced a glass leak on August 17, 2017, resulting in a complete cold repair of the line.

“The entire Carlisle team is thankful for the support provided by Vitro management, our employees, suppliers and industry partners following the incident last August,” said Tom Abbas, Plant Manager at the Carlisle operations. “I’m very proud of how everyone at Carlisle rose to the occasion to maintain the integrity of the plant and expedite the cold repair. It’s great to have the plant at full capacity again.”

The return of Line 1 marks the restoration of 640 short tons of production per day for Vitro. Line 1 will initially focus on running the low iron Starphire® glass by Vitro, while Line 2 will continue production of clear glass. 

“Working with our internal engineering team and our engineering contractor, we were able to make several improvements to the line,” said Roberto Cabrera, Director of Engineering for Vitro Architectural Glass. “Our goal was to get back into production as soon as possible, but with our combined experience we were able to make some environmental and production improvements that will provide greater efficiency and consistency.”  

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May 4, 2017

Vitro Architectural Glass breaks ground on jumbo MSVD coater at Wichita Falls

$55 million investment will enable Vitro Glass to produce glass sizes up to 204 inchesPITTSBURGH, May 4, 2017 — Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) broke ground today on construction of a $55 million jumbo magnetron sputtered vacuum deposition (MSVD) coater at its Wichita Falls, Texas plant. 
 
The coater, which Vitro announced when it acquired PPG’s former flat glass business last October, will enable the Monterrey, Mexico-headquartered company to produce high-performing, energy-efficient low-emissivity (low-e) glasses in standard sizes of 130-by-204 inches, with larger sizes available for special orders.
 
Expected to be the largest vacuum-temperable-capable MSVD coater in North America, the unit will apply Vitro Glass’s highest-performing solar control coatings on large-area glass while providing precision color control and aesthetics. It also will be highly energy-efficient, producing more glass per energy unit than most MSVD coaters currently in operation.
 
Richard A. Beuke, president, Vitro Architectural Glass, said the coater signals Vitro’s commitment to supplying architects and building owners throughout North America with next-generation glass products in the larger sizes required by today’s building designers.
 
“The demand for energy-efficient buildings incorporating large panels of glass is greater than ever, and we expect that trend to accelerate as building designs change and glass technology improves,” he explained. “This cutting-edge equipment will enable Vitro Glass to meet current demand for these products more efficiently while positioning us to meet the evolving needs of the market well into the future.”
 
Bill Haley, Wichita Falls plant manager, Vitro Architectural Glass, said the coater will create at least 50 new jobs at the facility, which currently employs 360 workers and staff, and provides regular work for another 100 to 150 local contractors. “The development of this project shows how investments in research and technology can help create, secure and expand jobs in traditional manufacturing. This is a positive development, not just for our glass plant, but for the entire community.”
 
The MSVD coating process enables glass manufacturers to apply ultra-thin layers of silver to glass to create low-e coatings that deflect solar energy and transmit high levels of daylight. Low-e glass makes homes and buildings more energy efficient by reducing demand for heating, air-conditioning and artificial lighting.
 
The $55 million investment at Wichita Falls also will cover construction of a new 200,000-square-foot building and several ancillary projects.
 
For more information about Vitro Glass, visit www.vitroglazings.com or call 1-855-VTRO-GLS (887-6457).

 
About Vitro Architectural Glass
Vitro Architectural Glass, part of Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV:VITROA), is a new organization created from Vitro’s acquisition of PPG’s flat glass business unit. Now the largest company of its kind in the Americas, Vitro Architectural Glass manufactures industry-leading brands such as Solarban®, Sungate® and Starphire Ultra-Clear™ glasses at U.S. plants in Carlisle, Pennsylvania; Fresno, California; Salem, Oregon; and Wichita Falls, Texas. The company also operates one of the world’s largest glass research and development facilities in Pittsburgh and four residential glass fabrication plants in Canada. For more information, please visit www.vitroglazings.com.
 
Starphire Ultra-Clear is a trademark and Solarban and Sungate are registered trademarks owned by Vitro.
The PPG Logo is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

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Feb 8, 2017

Solarban® 90 glass earns 2016 Readers’ Choice Award from USGlass magazine

Industry’s first quad-silver glass features neutral-reflective appearance, solar controlPITTSBURGH, February 8, 2017 — PITTSBURGH, Feb. 8, 2017 – Solarban® 90 solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) glass by Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) has won a 2016 Readers’ Choice Award from USGlass magazine in the category of primary glass products.
 
The industry’s first quad-silver-coated glass, Solarban® 90 glass combines a true neutral-reflective appearance with outstanding solar control. In a standard 1-inch insulating glass unit (IGU) on clear glass, Solarban® 90 glass has a solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.23 and visible light transmittance (VLT) of 51 percent, which yields an exceptional light-to-solar-gain (LSG) ratio of 2.22.
 
Earlier this year, Vitro Glass made Solarban® 90 glass available on its full array of performance-tinted glasses, including Atlantica®, Azuria®, Optiblue®, Optigray®, Pacifica®, Solarblue®, Solarbronze®, Solargray® and Solexia® glasses. For added transparency, Solarban® 90 glass also is available on Starphire Ultra-Clear™ glass.
 
Solarban® 90 glass represents a significant technical advance because its solar control, low-e coating incorporates a fourth layer of silver with nanoparticles. Vitro Glass product developers can manipulate the nanoparticles in this portion of the coating stack to control the reflectivity, color and solar performance of glass, and thereby expand the palette of appearance and performance options available to architects.
 
Created with input from architects desiring a clear, neutrally reflective glass, Solarban® 90 glass meets requirements of the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ program at the Bronze level. Vitro Glass has more architectural glass products certified by the program than does any other float glass manufacturer.
 
To learn more about Solarban® 90 glass or Vitro Glass’s entire family of Solarban® solar control, low-e glasses, visit www.vitroglazings.com or call 1-855-VTRO-GLS (887-6457).

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About us

Company details

VITRO is a world-leading producer of architectural, automotive, specialty and container packaging glass products.  With the acquisition of the PPG Flat Glass business and Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) automotive glass, Vitro now has a combined 240+ years of distinguished glass leadership and expertise.  We are consistently operating on the leading edge of new technologies and solutions in the glass industry. 

Recognized for our high performance, solar control, low-e Solarban®, as well as the renowned Starphire® Ultra-Clear Glass, we continue as a frontrunner of Architectural glass products & services.   Now, architects and designers can realize their most dramatic and ambitious visions with jumbo coated glass from Vitro Architectural Glass.  With the recent start-up of  the largest vacuum-temperable MSVD coater in North America,  our new coater gives Vitro the ability to produce high-performance architectural glasses for today’s complex façades.

Vitro Automotive products have been trusted for decades by leading global OEMs to improve fuel-efficiency, promote passenger comfort and safety, and enhance vehicle design including  WeatherMaster® heated windshield technology, Sungate® infrared-reflective windshields and Safe & Sound® laminated glass.

Vitro is also a top producer of decorative and safety glass containers for perfume, cosmetics and pharmaceutical packaging.

We are a streamline, efficient glass manufacturer.  Combined with our eminent strength in research and development, it is our vision to continue to be a world-leading global glass producer!  

Contact:
Vitro Architectural Glass
400 Guys Run Road
Cheswick, Pennsylvania 15024 USA
T +1 412 820 4920
www.vitroglazings.com
www.vitroglasshub.com

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Company data

Sales volume

> 100 Mio US $

Number of employees

> 500

Target groups
  • Manufacturing, Processing and Finishing
  • Architecture / Construction
  • Windows and Facades
  • Flat Glass
  • Hollow Glass