27 Mar 2023 19:18

Larta Glass launches oversized architectural glass production in Rostov region

ROSTOV-ON-DON. March 27 (Interfax) - Larta Glass (the former Russian assets of the American Guardian Glass, bought out in 2022 by FSK Group President Vladimir Voronin) launched the production of oversized coated architectural glass at the Larta Glass Rostov LLC plant (until September 9, 2022 - Guardian Glass Rostov), the press service of Larta Glass said.

This is the production of large-sized glass with a format of more than 9 meters, and the production of architectural coated oversized glass is a unique competence for the Russian market.

"We highly appreciate the prospects of the Russian segment of the architectural glass market. The modernization of the magnetron sputtering line in the Rostov region for the production of large formats over 9 meters is a planned investment project. The growth in demand for large format glass is a long-term global trend that is also relevant in Russia," General Director of Larta Glass Elena Rasudimova said via the press service.

The use of heavy oversized glass in an architectural project is usually associated with certain difficulties: it is not easy to process, transport or install. However, architects are already using oversized glass from international manufacturers and, until recently, it had to be imported from Europe.

"We have been producing large-sized glass in the 3210x7300 mm format for more than two years, and we approached the oversize project taking this experience into account. The entire range of architectural coatings from Larta Glass will be available in the new oversize glass format," Konstantin Kozetov, product manager. Said.

There are plans to produce products in all groups with HP, HD, SE, and HS coatings in the oversize format, he said

As reported, on April 22, 2022, Guardian Industries (one of the world leaders in the production of flat glass) decided to withdraw from its Russian assets.

In July 2022, Guardian Glass enterprises in Russia was bought out by Vladimir Voronin, the main shareholder and president of FSK Group of Companies, and they began operating under the Larta Glass brand.

Guardian Glass Ryazan LLC (since September 23, 2022 - Larta Glass Ryazan LLC) was registered in July 2005, becoming the first Russian production site for Guardian Industries. The plant produces up to 800 tonnes of sheet glass per day.

Guardian Glass Rostov LLC (since September 9, 2022 - Larta Glass Rostov LLC) was registered in January 2009. In 2012, the production of sheet glass was launched; the production capacity of the plant is about 900 tonnes of glass per day.

FSK Group was founded in 2005 and is engaged in the development and construction of residential and commercial real estate in Moscow, the Moscow Region, St. Petersburg, the Leningrad Region, the Kaluga Region and Krasnodar Territory.