Nippon Sheet Glass (NSG) is a Japanese multinational company that manufactures and sells glass products, including float glass, tempered glass, laminated glass, and automotive glass. It also manufactures electronic components, such as LCD panels and solar cells.
NSG's float glass is used in a variety of applications, including windows, doors, and automotive windshields. Its automotive glass is known for its strength and durability. NSG also manufactures optical glass, which is used in lenses, prisms, and other optical devices. Its electronic materials are used in semiconductors, solar cells, and other electronic components.
NSG is one of the four largest glass companies in the world alongside other companies: Asahi Glass, Saint-Gobain, and Guardian Industries. The company operates in over 30 countries and sales in 130 countries, employing some 28,500 people worldwide.
(Wowtimes)Nippon Sheet Glass’s History andAchievements
- 1918: The company was established as America Japan Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. with its head office in Osaka.
- 1920: The company began to sell flat glass.
- 1931: The company changed its name to the Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.
- 1932: NSG succeeded in the continuous production of opaque template glass molding with the Colburn process.
- 1941: NSG merged with Tokunaga Sheet Glass to dominate the glass market.
- 1949: NSG opened a research laboratory as part of the 30th-anniversary events
- 1954: NSG became a full-scale automotive safety glass manufacturer
- 1955: The company began the production of insulating glass
- 1965: Float glass operations started.
- 1969: NSG had exported technology to other Asian countries, its first direct market entry was in Malaysia
- 1987: The company released its long-awaited switchable light control glass
- 1995: NSG established a float glass company in Vietnam and in Suzhou, China
- 2006: NSG acquired Pilkington of the United Kingdom. This makes NSG/Pilkington one of the four largest glass companies in the world
- 2018: The company celebrates its 100th anniversary
- 2023: The company continues to be a leading manufacturer of glass materials. Geographically, 42 percent of the Group's sales are in Europe, 28 percent in Japan, and 13 percent in North America, with the rest primarily in South America, Southeast Asia and China.
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