Innovate to stay ahead in the glass processing sector

Glass Processing & Finishing Spot On

How can glass industry players get smarter? Oaklins’ specialist Anna Aile highlights technological innovations and trends in the construction, automotive, energy efficiency and industry 4.0 sectors that point toward future growth areas in the glass processing market.

Our examination of 2019’s robust level of M&A transactions reveals especially high activity in Europe and North America. We summarize the rationale behind a selection of recent deals and compare the valuation multiples of staple and specialty glass players.

Spotlight

This edition’s spotlight falls on Latvia’s leading anti-reflective glass producer Groglass, whose proprietary technology has helped the company become a key market player in 45 countries. We interview CEO and founder Alexander Sasha Kelberg, who with the support of Kartesia Advisor led the company’s management buy-out from NCH Capital Inc. As well as explaining the firm’s growth strategy, Kelberg offers sound advice to entrepreneurs on how to remain innovative in a fast-moving market and factors to consider when selling their companies to financial investors.

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