Pyroverre acquires the Cluzel mirrors in France


Pyroverre is a glass products processor based in Châteauneuf-du-Rhône (Drome), storer and distributor of fire resistance glasses from Pilkington (NSG group) for the southern part of French territory.
The company, created in 2010, is specialized in the transformation of Pilkington Pyrostop and Pilkington Pyrodur glass products. She cuts custom glass for a clientele made up of mirror makers and carpenters. Its design office is dedicated to specific customer requests to ensure compliance with fire regulations.
In 2015, the Côté Verre company, founded by Maryline Pereira, joined the group to offer online sales of all types of cut, shaped and then shipped glazing from the production workshop. The online configuration tool makes it easy for customers to order on the site.


Why the Cluzel mirror?
We asked Mathieu Guenin, manager of the company, to explain the reasons for this takeover. Mathieu Guenin and Maryline Pereira know that the implementation is the continuity of Côté Verre's activity, the demand from local customers being recurring and increasingly important. They then form an installation team. They quickly realized that it would be easier to do an external growth operation. They are interested in a possible acquisition and have found the miroiterie Cluzel in Montélimar, near Châteauneuf-du-Rhône. The manager, Danielle Fargier, wanted to retire. She was assisted by Eric Coin on a technical level with solid know-how.
The company's equipment allows for the cutting, shaping and drilling necessary for simple mirror-making operations. It has a van with a glass-holder gantry. The store has an area of ​​80 m2 and the workshop of 160 m2.
The clientele consists mainly of individuals and professionals as well as local administrations.
Integration and transformations
The takeover took place at the end of January 2021. Mathieu Guenin recruited Paul Fabre as agency manager as well as Dorotea Nacasabog as sales assistant. Dannielle Fargier will accompany them for three months to pass on his knowledge to them, while Eric Coin will continue his consulting, cutting and glass installation activity.
The existing store will host a new showroom in the form of a show apartment to enhance the offer of the mirror by presenting the products in situ. Railings, kitchen splashbacks, a floor slab, a staircase and a dielectric mirror hiding a screen. The turnover of around 300,000 euros is expected to rise to 600,000 euros.
Although the health crisis has slightly impacted Pyroverre's activity due to the shutdown of construction sites during the health crisis, Mathieu Guenin remains optimistic and believes that the French economy will rebound rapidly. At the same time, online sales via the Côté Verre site are experiencing significant growth, explains Maryline Pereira.

 

 

 

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AGC Fleurus site to restructure after losses

 

 

AGC automotive Belgium will carry out a restructuring plan for its Fleurus manufacture with 40 persons out of 188 to lose thier jobs .

 

A repositioning of the activity will be essential.

 

The saving are essential to cut the losses and to try to ensure the site survival

 

 

 

 

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Pyroverre acquires the Cluzel mirrors in France


Pyroverre is a glass products processor based in Châteauneuf-du-Rhône (Drome), storer and distributor of fire resistance glasses from Pilkington (NSG group) for the southern part of French territory.
The company, created in 2010, is specialized in the transformation of Pilkington Pyrostop and Pilkington Pyrodur glass products. She cuts custom glass for a clientele made up of mirror makers and carpenters. Its design office is dedicated to specific customer requests to ensure compliance with fire regulations.
In 2015, the Côté Verre company, founded by Maryline Pereira, joined the group to offer online sales of all types of cut, shaped and then shipped glazing from the production workshop. The online configuration tool makes it easy for customers to order on the site.


Why the Cluzel mirror?
We asked Mathieu Guenin, manager of the company, to explain the reasons for this takeover. Mathieu Guenin and Maryline Pereira know that the implementation is the continuity of Côté Verre's activity, the demand from local customers being recurring and increasingly important. They then form an installation team. They quickly realized that it would be easier to do an external growth operation. They are interested in a possible acquisition and have found the miroiterie Cluzel in Montélimar, near Châteauneuf-du-Rhône. The manager, Danielle Fargier, wanted to retire. She was assisted by Eric Coin on a technical level with solid know-how.
The company's equipment allows for the cutting, shaping and drilling necessary for simple mirror-making operations. It has a van with a glass-holder gantry. The store has an area of ​​80 m2 and the workshop of 160 m2.
The clientele consists mainly of individuals and professionals as well as local administrations.
Integration and transformations
The takeover took place at the end of January 2021. Mathieu Guenin recruited Paul Fabre as agency manager as well as Dorotea Nacasabog as sales assistant. Dannielle Fargier will accompany them for three months to pass on his knowledge to them, while Eric Coin will continue his consulting, cutting and glass installation activity.
The existing store will host a new showroom in the form of a show apartment to enhance the offer of the mirror by presenting the products in situ. Railings, kitchen splashbacks, a floor slab, a staircase and a dielectric mirror hiding a screen. The turnover of around 300,000 euros is expected to rise to 600,000 euros.
Although the health crisis has slightly impacted Pyroverre's activity due to the shutdown of construction sites during the health crisis, Mathieu Guenin remains optimistic and believes that the French economy will rebound rapidly. At the same time, online sales via the Côté Verre site are experiencing significant growth, explains Maryline Pereira.

 

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Numerical control machine for flat glass processing

 

The CNC machines for glass are machines able to carry out all kind of jobs. The technology is trustable and the main evolutions have been done.

Because they are able to supply a huge range of different applications you could be interested to invest in a sophisticated machine, even if your market requires only the more common works. In this case you can not have the more convenient machine for the applications you need and moreover the machine will be less easy to drive and less fast.

So the first step is to draw up carefully (number of glass, minimum and maximum dimensions, thickness...) a list about

-the main jobs required by your market (cutting, internal and external polishing, engraving, drilling, writing, bevelling, disk cutting...)

 

-The applications it could be interesting to propose to your customers (number of glass, potential yearly turnover).

 

The idea is to choose the right CNC machine to carry out in the best conditions ( profit, easiness to use, cheapest maintenance) what your market requires.

The market is full of very sophisticated CNC machines where only 10 or 20% of the CNC machine's capacities are used.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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There are on the market 3 different kind of CNC machines depending the number of axes' spindles.

-The 3 axes (XYZ) allowing to carry out the majority of glass processing works ( cutting  with milling cutter, drilling, internal and external polishing, writing...).

-The 4 axes (XYZ et C, axe allowing to drive the working angle for a tools on the vertical axe).

The C axe is mainly useful for engraving glass on the surface, for cutting with a disk ( shape or straight), for simple bevels, to engrave or to write on the glass edge and to obtain a top quality polishing with cup wheels.

 

-The 5 axes, allowing all kind of bevels and other complex works on glass.

 

The number of axes is the first criterion choice.

Be careful: one additional axe mentioned in option needs very often to change the spindle.

The second thing to decide is the maximum dimensions of glass you want to work.

Be careful: on  machine brochure is often mention the  axe's movements and not the useful maximum dimensions.

 

Once these 2 parameters decided, you can have a more precise idea about the machine you need and start to have a look on the potential suppliers.

Now you can study other important parameters:

1/Assistance
-Installation

-In case it is your first machine, or a really new machine or an operator without experience on CNC machine for glass it could be interesting to cut the training in several periods allowing your operator to learn the machine driving in the best conditions. (Be careful about the number of days for real training included inside the offer, and no the total days including installation, adjustment and training. Installation and adjustment can take more than one week).

-Assistance during the first months machine using

To drive properly such a CNC machine, an operator need several months. During this period you need to have a good assistance to learn quickly.

-Maintenance

The problems come mainly from mistake in drawing and programming. In these cases the CNC machine stops. Such problems can be easily solved by phone. A fast and efficient hot line by the CNC machine supplier is essential. But a real hot line. Not one from technician driving or giving another training at a customer premise.

So it is important to understand how your supplier is organized to answer (number of technicians, number of machines installed....)

 

2/The options:

What are the options available during the purchase and after.

The main interesting options are

-Engraving

-Bevelling

-Cutting with disk

-edging with cup wheels

-...

 

3/The software

 

4/The machine preparation

The solutions chosen are very important for the CNC machine productivity

-Installation of the glass on the CNC machine ( suckers positioning, reference pads...)

-Loading, unloading

-How to work with templates

-Adjustment for tools wearing

-…..

 

5/Costs for using (water..) and maintenance

 

 

The bevel

-Due to the glass flexibility, within 12 mm thickness in case of bevelling the glass must be sustained by a rigid and flat surface.

So you have to manufacture a template or to install suckers under the glass all along the part you are going to bevel.

-Such a machine bevels wheel after wheel. It is very slow. To have  a good financial profit you have to carry out sophisticated bevels or to work on important thickness

-The final polishing ( water + cerium oxide)  pollutes the machine water network. The cerium oxide is lost.

-The bevel programming is very often not easy and need an operator with very good experience.