Intra Product Development and Bystronic join forces in Canada: form the Bystronic Solution Centre


Hauppauge, NY...Through its recent acquisition of Intra Product Development, the Bystronic glass group is now in position to offer its customers a complete manufacturing solution from glass cutting through to finished end product. Renamed the Bystronic Solution Centre, the Ottawa, Canada, based company will continue its development of leading-edge technologies that enhance the cost-effective manufacture of PVC and composite windows for the residential and commercial fenestration markets. Bystronic glass will maintain its commitment to superior technology as a leading global supplier of total glass processing solutions in the manufacturing of architectural and automotive glass.

Claus Rieger, Executive VP North America of Bystronic Inc. and manager of the USA/NAFTA Market Region, was appointed to the position of President of the Bystronic Solution Centre. Stephen Field and Michael Glover, both former owners of Intra Product Development, will continue as members of the management team.

Together with partners in the glass and window industry, the Bystronic Solution Centre is already creating innovative production methods for PVC windows. The newly-developed Fusion Assembly(TM) and Friction Corner Welding(TM) manufacturing techniques are being readied for launch in the US market in 2006.

According to Claus Rieger: "We are convinced that our internally developed production processes will have...worldwide...a permanent and highly beneficial effect on the production of PVC and Composite windows for the residential and commercial markets. This will enable our customers to use new materials while achieving significantly higher levels of productivity using less material, fewer machines, and a higher degree of automation."

Bystronic is the global supplier of total solutions for the economical, application-oriented manufacturing of architectural and automotive glass. With its innovative system solutions, technologies and services, the brand stands for longevity, reliability as well as leading customer service and support. To learn more, visit our website at www.bystronic.com or call 1-800-247-3332.

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