Updated worldwide glass market study 2019 available now for flat, container glass and tableware

We have updated our international studies on flat glass, container glass and tableware for 2019.

This unique software provides a global overview about glass producers and technical details. Easy to use and clear tables summarize information and data about glass makers such as: Glass types: flat glass, container glass, tableware, production capacities in regions and countries, number of furnaces, furnace types, year of construction, glass types and sub-types, products, project information, special news and downloads.

Further databases supplying demoscopic data and import and export data complete the market survey. Based on these data, prepare individual country profiles with information about local production capacities, local market sizes and expected demand in the future.

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Contact Info

Address Fives Stein Ltd.
BH-F (Engineering) Ltd.
4a Churchward,
Southmead Park
Didcot, Oxon OX117 HB
Country United Kingdom
Phone 0044 1235 811 111
Fax 0044 1235 817 676
Email Get in contact with Fives Stein Ltd.
Internet glass.fivesgroup.com/
Certificates DIN EN ISO 9002
Year founded 1917

Contact Persons

Contact 1. Hubert De La Forest Divonne
Sales Manager Europe
Contact 2. Remi Pujol
Sales Engineer Iberian & Latin America
Contact 3. Stephen Sherlock
Sales Director, Glass
Phone: 0044 1235 517 231
Fax: 0044 1235 817676
Contact 4. Alan Hendry
Sales Director Asia
Contact 5. John Neufeld
Sales Manager USA
Contact 6. Gary Curtis
Engineering Services Director, Glass
Contact 7. Stan Brukner
Sales Manager Eastern Europe
Phone: 00420 486 131777
Fax: 00420 486 131781

Products or Machinery

Innovative technologies for glass processing equipment:

Our understanding of the glass production processes and our intimacy with major glassmakers enables us to develop technologies and equipment answering our customers' needs in terms of glass quality and operational performance. Our innovation aims at offering to our customers:

  • Low energy consumption,
  • Ultimate glass quality,
  • Easy operation and maintenance,
  • Optimized investment cost.

Our experience in a wide range of glass applications enable us to combine technologies to serve the most demanding glass applications such as Automotive, Architectural, Ultra-thin, Container, Pharmaceutics, Perfume, Fibre, Crystal, high-alumina touch screen glass and many other special glass processes.

The company's services and proprietary glass production equipment include:

  • Design & Engineering
  • Proprietary design and Procurement
  • Complete Project and Construction Management
  • Start-up of the plant with on-site plant production assistance

A team to providing the best Service level to its customers:

As a designer and supplier of machines, process equipment and production lines, Fives delivers complex machines and installations with significantly long lifecycle. In term of Service, the commitment and the strength of Fives is to fully assist and proactively help its clients to maximize the performance of their industrial installation during operation.

In that way, Fives offers pioneering, valuable and high quality service solutions in order to help its client operate, optimize and evolve their production goods.
We believe that understanding our client's operations is the best way to offer them customized Service Solutions that will increase their return on-investment.

Fives Service offers:

  • Operation
    Start-up, Operations support, genuine Spare Parts, Consumables, Maintenance (Hot Line 24x7, On-site support, Inspection, Preventive maintenance), Repair (On-site repair, Repair workshops), Drilling services and more.
  • Optimization
    Technical consulting (Process studies, Performance studies), E-services (Remote monitoring, Efficiency tools), Performance contracts, Education (Competence audit, Training) and more.
  • Evolution
    Projects (Refurbishment, Upgrade, Extension), End of life (Obsolescence management), Business services (Audit / Consulting, Financial services), Customers' club (Users seminars, Technical newsletter, Business forum) and more.

Company Background / History

If you plan on investing in a new glass production line, or updating your existing equipment, you will want to rely on professionals who understand your process and commit themselves to delivering high-performance and reliable Prium® equipment.

High-performance solutions
In Glass, Fives is the Glassmakers' solution provider to enhance your plant performance, your competitiveness and to support you in the optimization of your investment: we design, manufacture, install and commission glass equipment according to your needs.
With 60 years of experience in a wide range of Glass processes and applications all over the world, Fives is the most demanding Glassmakers' partner in Automotive, Architectural, Ultra-thin, Container, Pharmaceutics, Perfume, Fibre, Crystal and many other special glass processes.
Fives offers a dedicated range of services; including the training of your teams on our equipment and assisting them for the full-scale glass production are offered to support you all along your lines life cycle.

History: a long expertise in the glass

  • 1947: Fives designs its first melting furnace for the glass.
  • 1954: Fives provides its first flat glass furnace.
  • 1977: Fives builds its first annealing lehr.
  • 1989-2014: Fives, formerly Stein Heurtey and Fives Stein (2007-2013), developed its glass activity with the acquisition of several companies:
    • Fourment- Ladurée (1989), specialising in medium-capacity glass melting furnaces and silicate furnaces;
    • BH-F (1993), specialising in hollow glass forming equipment since 1917 and specialists in glass conditioning equipment for all glass types;
    • BGE - Belgium Glass Equipment (1997), specialising in tin bath equipment for float glass;
    • Penelectro (1999), specialising in electric melting furnaces for glass and crystal.
  • 2000: first hot end designed by Fives.