AGP, a high-tech specialty glass designer and manufacturer, has
announced today the acquisition of Soliver NV, a European automotive
glazing manufacturer with over 65 years of solid product and brand
reputation. Soliver offers high-quality tempered and laminated glazing
for high-end automobiles, as well as windshield solutions for trucks.
AGP’s glazing heritage started in Berlin, with the Mannheim family´s
first glass company. After 100 years and a clear vision to become a
leader in specialty glass, AGP’s core eGlass technologies have responded
to the rising demand in electrification, connectivity, shared mobility
and autonomous driving, acting as an enabler of future mobility trends.
The integration of Soliver into the AGP Group will strengthen the AGP
eGlass value proposition and will be a game changer in a fast-evolving
“We are very excited to build upon Soliver’s great experience and
track-record to take high-tech glazing to the next level, enabling our
customer’s product development with innovation, agility and flexibility.
We believe both companies’ customers will immediately benefit from our
new investments aligned with mobility trends”, said Arturo Mannheim, CEO
of AGP Group.
As part of the Group´s expansion plan, and following a minority
investment by Goldman Sachs Private Capital Investing, AGP is also
launching a Tech & Innovation Center in the district of Aachen, Germany
in 2018. With both the Belgium plant and German Tech Center only a few
hours away from major customers in the region, AGP will consolidate its
footprint in Europe.
“I am extremely proud of Soliver´s 65+ years of successful customer
programs and the solid relationships we have been able to nurture in the
European markets, with a strong focus on product quality and
reliability. AGP´s vision and commitment to the future of mobility drove
our interest to share with them our solid heritage in automotive
glazing. Our customers, partners and employees will greatly benefit from
this integration” said Stefaan Bouckaert, former Soliver CEO who will
remain as Managing Director of the Belgium plant.
Rapidly growing demand for innovative glazing solutions requires
progressive skill sets and a differentiated response from high-tech
glazing providers. The synergy of Soliver´s European reputation with
AGP´s bespoke innovation and flexibility is set to energize the industry
moving forward, benefitting major customers in the region.
AGP is a high-tech specialty glass designer and manufacturer with a
large portfolio of products for the automotive, security, naval,
transportation and defense markets worldwide. AGP serves approximately
650 customers globally, with local service offerings in more than 20
countries supported by 1,800 employees.
About Soliver NV
Soliver is a European automotive glazing manufacturer with over 65 years
of experience and 300 employees. Soliver offers high-quality tempered
and laminated glazing for high-end automobiles, as well as windshield
solutions for trucks and has long-term relationships with many premier
OEMs like Audi, BMW, Daimler, Porsche, Renault and Volvo Trucks, among
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