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FROM 1963 TO TODAY: A HISTORY SPANNING MORE OVER 50 YEARS

The first items manufactured using pultrusion in the United States arrived in Europe during the early 1960s. It was still a nascent technology and much remained to be understood, developed and engineered in order to enable production on an industrial scale.
With the passion and tenacity that have been its core values to the present, Top Glass successfully met its first challenge: to single-handedly design and make one of the first European machines for producing pultruded profiles.
Top Glass has been producing profiles from that day to this. It quickly became globally renowned and appreciated for its steadfast commitment to innovation.

OUR MISSION

The mission is to offer customers our technical expertise and the extraordinary passion that drives it. We focus our attention and effort on understanding customer problems and needs and helping them achieve success. We do this whether it involves using TRIGLASS® or other technologies available through our extensive network of contacts.

OUR VISION

The company’s vision has been clear and defined from the start.
Its objective is to allow architects, engineers and designers to use pultruded profiles and composite materials in the same way as they would traditional ones such as wood, aluminium, steel and PVC.
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OUR HISTORY

1963

FOUNDATION

The Top Glass Company was founded in Milan with the aim of manufacturing glass fibre reinforced plastic products.

1963

1972

FIRST MACHINE

Pultrusion was still a fledgling technology and full-scale industrial grade production had not yet begun. In this year, Top Glass took on its first challenge to implement in-house design and construction of Europe's first machines for the production of pultrusion profiles.

1981

POLES PRODUCTION

Development of a new production process and the installation of the first centrifugation line for the production of truncated-cone fibreglass poles that are now widely used for the public lighting of numerous municipalities as well as by the FFSS (Italian State Railways) and TELECOM.

1981

1983

TOPSYSTEM

Top Glass had been working with ATM (Milan's Municipal Transport Company) and the Milan Metro since 1977, testing the first fully-insulated fibreglass support systems for metro-rail electrical lines.

1986

PRODUCTION OF ANTENNAS

Top Glass specialised in the production of car radio ANTENNAS which immediately spread throughout markets worldwide.

1986

1989

NEW PRODUCTION PLANT

The large demand for TRIGLASS® profiles drove the company's expansion and the new Pioltello plant was built on a 9,000 square metres site area.

1990

CABLE DUCTS FOR EUROTUNNEL

A specific composite material was developed complying with very strict specific fire resistance parameters and related fume emissions.
It was an outstanding success: over 2,000 tons of TRIGLASS®, equivalent to 450 km of cable duct, were supplied for the construction of the Channel Tunnel (Eurotunnel).

1990

2001

SECOND PRODUCTION PLANT IN OSNAGO

Top Glass had become a leading European player: superior professionalism, strong dynamism and flexibility of service drive the company's export-oriented success.This led to the building of a new production facility in Osnago, with a surface area of 12,000 square metres.

2009

COVERING OF THE CHURCH IN AQUILA AFTER EARTHQUAKE

Design and construction of a roof made entirely of TRIGLASS® profiles to preserve the Church of S.Maria di Paganica after the earthquake.

2009

2011

ARCO SYSTEM CABLE DUCTS

Castioni Kabelführungssysteme, in collaboration with the Top Glass technical department, designed an innovative above-ground cable ducts system for laying cables for energy distribution in the railway sector: ARCOSYSTEM.

2013

WINDOWS MARKETS

Top Glass is beginning to enter the window and door market. Over the last few years it has become an ideal partner for window manufacturers who, having understood the advantages of GRP profiles, design products characterised by a high degree of thermal insulation, excellent dimensional stability and high mechanical properties.

2013

2016

REVOLUTIONARY SYSTEM WALL E+

Solutions Composites, in collaboration with Top Glass, has designed a revolutionary construction system: WALL E +®, a fibreglass wall system used for the construction of structural walls as well as self-supporting facades.

TODAY

Top Glass is today one of the leading and most qualified manufacturers of pultrusion composite profiles.
The particular quality of TRIGLASS® solutions and their suitability for specific applications are the result of decades of experience combined with continuous and passionate technological research.
With our unique design and production capabilities, Top Glass is set to tackle future challenges by constantly pursuing our corporate mission: our technical skills and extraordinary passion will successfully promote the use of composite materials and our TRIGLASS® profiles in an ever-increasing number of fields and applications.

TODAY

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TOP GLASS Industries S.p.A.

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