UK: Sweden’s Dellner Bubenzer Group has former Dellner Romag Ltd through the acquisition of Romag Ltd, which supplies specialist glass and glazing products for the rail, transport, security and architectural markets.
Romag started in 1943 by producing safety goggles for Royal Air Force pilots, and expanded into the manufacturing of specialist rail glass in the 1960s.
Its products for the rail sector now include internal and external train windows, luggage racks and partitions, windscreens and vision panels, with customers including Hitachi Rail Europe which ordered windows for the Intercity Express Programme trainsets.
Other ranges including bullet, fire and force resistant glass for security applications, and shaped, tinted, coated, toughened and structural glass for buildings. Transport projects have included the supply of toughened heat soaked laminated glass drilled and shaped for a canopy at the Exchange Square tram stop in Manchester which was designed by architects SimpsonHaugh & Partners.
Romag’s 100+ staff have transferred across to the new company, which will continue to operate from Consett with a sales office in Berlin. It will work closely with Dellner Bubenzer Group’s UK-based Dellner Polymer Solutions division, with both companies be led by CEO Mikael Petersson.
‘Glass is a new product area for Dellner, but it complements our polymer solutions business perfectly’, said Petersson when the acquisition was announced on August 10. ‘Particularly in the rail industry, we will now be able to supply vibration control, polymer and glazing solutions as a single, integrated package, to new and existing customers alike. Through the Berlin sales office, we are also looking to strengthen supply of our polymer and vibration control solutions in the European market.’