AGI Group announces European expansion

CAMBRIDGE, U.K. - March 17, 2021 - PRLog -- AGI Group, the leading provider of precision manufactured glass processing equipment in Japan, is excited to announce the expansion of its AGI Glassplant brand in Europe. The AGI Group currently operates seven glassware manufacturing and servicing companies in Japan and, over the past decade, has built on more than 70 years of unrivaled expertise and experience in the field through a series of acquisitions in Europe and the USA. The group's global mission is to use its passion for glass to continuously develop technologies that benefit society, and to provide an excellent service to its customers.

AGI Glassplant supplies both off-the-shelf and custom systems for chemical processing applications in the pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals and academic sectors, plus many more. Its in-depth knowledge of engineering glass systems means that it can support customers through every step of their chemical processing journey. The company has an extensive product portfolio – ranging from laboratory to pilot plant to manufacturing scale – with both borosilicate and quartz glass options featuring unique core technologies, including:
  • Ring Baffle technology – for exceptional uniform thermal transfer, contributing to high yields and reduced energy usage.
  • Vessel optimization – proprietary methods for optimal wall thickness and vessel geometry ensure better thermal energy exchange and improved performance.
  • Scalability – manufacture of reaction vessels from 300 mL to 400 L volumes, and jacketed vessels for volumes of up to 300 L.
  • Industrial evaporation – from the world's largest rotary evaporator at 200 L right down to 20 L, with options for continuous feed and collection.

Mike Hawes, CEO of AGI Glassplant, said: "We are looking forward to interacting directly with laboratories and our partners across the region, and helping them in their research and manufacturing with our wide range of premium glass reactors, filters, evaporators and custom glassware."

Yasuyuki Ikeda, CEO of AGI Group, added: "We see strong potential for our glass technologies in the EMEA region and, as we see increased adoption of our products and solutions, we want to reaffirm our commitment to this important market by strengthening our presence with local development and manufacturing."

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