Any glass finisher and manufacturer of safety glass on an industrial scale who can score points with high capacity, state-of-the-art production technology, and sophisticated service is a sought-after market partner. The glass processor Deggendorf mbH (GVG) is such an operation. It recently upgraded and installed the latest generation of A+W software, taking another step toward glass production 4.0.
GVG Deggendorf, which was recently purchased by Arbonia Deutschland GmbH, is a manufacturer of safety glass in southern Germany. Here, approximately 160 extremely well-trained employees use a state-of-the-art machine park to produce glass, many types even with tempered glass in the LAMI, and production runs around the clock. Each day, approximately 3000 square meters of TG are produced in two modern furnaces. Quality and on-time delivery are a matter of course, delivery times are reliably short. Thus it is no wonder that GVG Deggendorf is a long-standing partner of well-known premium suppliers, especially in the sanitary facilities and glass sectors. This is why the Deggendorf glass finishers are recording strong growth.
“We always had the feeling,” explains Markus Wellisch, Project Manager for GVG Deggendorf, “that A+W helped us quickly and expertly even when problems arose, so that we arrived at a good solution in the end. This creates trust, and I would do it this way again anytime”!
Live operation began at the start of 2021. GVG Managing Director Andreas Fink, “I am happy and proud that we kept on producing after the go-live; without production downtime, breakdowns or customer complaints. This was a big accomplishment for all participants”!
What has changed at GVG Derggendorf due to the A+W software?
OK, almost everything. With the older software, it was no longer possible to manage today’s requirements for performance, transparency, and digital, paperless process control.
Daniel Beckers and Sebastian Dick of A+W managed the large project, Melody², for the 15 SGG locations – each of them had complex system technology but outof-date software systems – they were equipped with new A+W software and networked with one another: an enormous challenge that was completed with the successful project in Deggendorf.
Beckers says, “We learned a lot during the project. Perhaps the most important insight is that the time that you save during preparation comes back to haunt you after the go-live. We didn’t make this error in Deggendorf; to avoid this, we worked with the A+W colleagues to carefully map the complex company processes. Critical employees were free from other tasks for the project and they were available constantly for Melody². Now we’re all looking forward to the next steps toward Industry 4.0”!