SEFPRO has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire GLASS SERVICE

January 15th, 2024

SEFPRO, a business unit of Saint-Gobain Ceramics, is thrilled to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire GLASS SERVICE a.s.. Closing of the transaction is subject to antitrust approvals and is expected by the end of the first half of 2024.

This acquisition is fully in line with the strategy of Saint-Gobain Ceramics, a global innovator in the world of technical ceramics who aims at engineering a better, safer and greener world. SEFPRO has the mission to help all glass makers shape a low-carbon glass industry for a brighter future. 

Founded in 1990 and established in Vsetin, Czechia, GLASS SERVICE a.s. is a leading provider of digital solutions for glass furnaces, including advanced control systems (ESIIITM) and simulation software. Within GLASS SERVICE a.s., F.I.C (UK) is proposing leading electric glass melting systems and FlammaTec is offering advanced burners including the first Hydrogen burning systems. 

Laurent Cohen-Scali, SEFPRO Vice President, commented: "We are very pleased of this new strategic acquisition which enhances our ability to deliver end-to-end solutions to support our customers in their journey toward decarbonation, for which electrification and digital transformation are key. This acquisition will help us create more value for our customers as it strongly reinforces our offering of SEFPRO GUARD services, adding predictive, diagnostic, and data-driven solutions to extend furnace lifetime, improve energy efficiency, and accelerate electrification.”



SEFPRO is the only refractory group worldwide fully dedicated to and streamlined for offering top-of-the-line refractory solutions specifically to glass manufacturers. For nearly a century, SEFPRO has played a key role in the evolution of the refractory offer available to glassmakers. 

SEFPRO provides best in class high-performance materials and solutions that are critical to the glass industry to meet its challenges over the complete lifecycle of furnaces towards the alliance of performance and carbon neutrality. 

SEFPRO is a business of Saint-Gobain Ceramics.