Volume 13, Issue 6 - November/December 2011

the showroom
new products

Restoration Products on Display at SEMA
Several auto glass sup-pliers are on-hand at SEMA to show the latest additions to their product lines, particularly for the restoration market. See below for a sampling.

Gaskets to Roof Seals from GGG
GGG Corp.’s new line of products for the restoration market includes a range of gaskets, clips, beltline mouldings, and trunk/hood and roof seals.

In addition, the company is featuring its comprehensive line of part-specific and universal mouldings, which today includes more than 3,000 SKUs.

PRP to Feature Restoration Weatherstrip Line
Precision Replacement Parts (PRP) showcases its direct-fit weatherstrip for classic and antique vehicles. This includes beltline mouldings, door seals, windshield seals and vent window seals.

In addition, PRP highlights its line of windshield and rear window mouldings, moulding clips, glass hardware, rain sensor lenses and pads, and various auto glass-related tools.

Nordglass Launches U.S. Operations
Nordglass, a Poland-based auto glass manufacturer, is now offering automotive glass parts to the U.S. market.

“We started the project on September 1,” says Steve Skorupa of Nordglass. “They have a pretty nice presence in Europe and the next step was to come to North America. Right now we’re working on brand recognition [and] company recognition.”

Skorupa says the company’s parts will be available through a number of U.S. distributors, but declined to identify these.

“We manufacture for every vehicle except the large parts for the North American market,” he adds,” and we are in the process of developing and engineering the top 100 for North American currently.”

Of course, with entering any new market, there are challenges. “The main challenge is basically recognition, but I think that our products are going to speak for themselves,” says Skorupa.

Nordglass does have retail operations elsewhere in the world, but Skorupa says company officials don’t intend to offer retail services in the United States.

Calling All Suppliers
Does your company have a new product, tool or service available? Please send information about these to pstacey@glass.com to be featured in a future issue.


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