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.”