Corning Announces Investment in Automotive Glass Solutions Manufacturing Facility
According to Corning, retrofitting an existing facility will help it bring on new capacity quickly and efficiently in advancing the growth of its Automotive Glass Solutions business.
Corning Inc. recently announced that, with the support of the Hefei government, it will invest in an existing production facility in the Hefei Xinzhan Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone in the Anhui Province, China, for its Automotive Glass Solutions business. The facility, which Corning expects to be fully operational in 2019, will produce Corning® Gorilla® Glass for automotive interiors. According to Corning, retrofitting an existing facility will help it bring on new capacity quickly and efficiently in advancing the growth of its Automotive Glass Solutions business.
“Corning is excited to be delivering technical glass solutions that address and accelerate the adoption of more dynamic and visually appealing in-vehicle infotainment systems,” said Michael Kunigonis, vice president and general manager of Corning Automotive Glass Solutions. “Our cover glass innovations deliver advantaged performance and economics versus commodity materials and are driving significant pull for our products. Corning’s investment will deliver the capability, quality and capacity the auto industry needs to drive innovation and supply drivers with the connectivity and user experience they desire.”
This manufacturing facility demonstrates Corning’s continued commitment to China and marks the company’s third investment in Hefei within the past three years. Corning Environmental Technologies announced a new facility focused on its gasoline particulate filter product line, and Corning Display Technologies recently opened what is reportedly the world’s largest LCD glass substrate facility to supply BOE, China’s leading panel maker.
“Corning has been committed to the China auto industry since we first entered the China market in the early 1980s, and this investment underscores Corning’s longstanding support of this market,” said Li Fang, president and general manager of Corning Greater China. “Corning selects its manufacturing locations to be close to our customers, which makes Hefei an ideal location. Additionally, we have found Hefei to have excellent infrastructure and a solid base of skilled local talent. We appreciate the support we have received from the Hefei municipal government and the industrial development leadership from Anhui provincial officials.”
Additional information is available at www.corning.com.