SGL Joint Venture with CGI International

Sejal Glass Ltd. Signs Joint Venture (JV) with CGI International Ltd. to Market Pyroguard in India

Sejal Glass Ltd. – Manufacturers of float glass and one of the leading glass processing companies in India that has successfully completed around 700 projects across India and the neighbouring countries has recently signed a JV with CGI International for supplying fire rated glass in India. CGI International (CGII) is a leading manufacturer and supplier of specialist glasses to the glazing markets. Sejal Glass and CGI International have formed a JV Company that is to be named as Sejal Firebaan Glass Pvt. Ltd for supplying Fire rated glass product that is branded as ‘Pyroguard’.

Mr. Amrrut Gada, Chairman and Managing Director, Sejal Glass Ltd. said , “In line with our growth aspirations, we are aggressively ramping up our portfolio of product offerings that are parallel to the global norms and standards. As a part of our strategic growth initiative; this JV is our most recent foray with CGI International which will capture India’s growing market of fire rated products by standardizing and regularizing fire rated glass in Indian projects. We will now tap existent and potential demand for fire rated glass that meets international standards and can be used in various applications such as Fire Doors, Fire escape corridors in hotels, buildings, industrial applications, server rooms, data centers, shopping malls, commercial spaces, transportation etc.“

Commenting on the JV, Mr. David Joliffe, Managing Director of CGI International said, “In addition to holding a substantial share of the fire glass market in the UK, CGI International enjoys a significant presence in many overseas markets. Pyroguard is a product that is well accepted and used in the defense and fire safety establishments across the world. The Pyroguard range of fire resisting glasses that will be introduced in India through this Joint Venture undergoes a patented manufacturing process that injects a special resin between layers of glass which operates as a fire resistant pane, with impact safety without a wire mesh. This process was perfected to produce Pyroguard in either 7mm thickness for 30 minute integrity and radiation control or 11mm for 60 minutes. “

It has become truly essential to have fire safety at the centre stage in designing any new building or completion of a current project. In anticipation of the stringent fire safety laws being introduced by various government bodies and agencies like the BMC, Fire Department, etc. Pyroguard range of fire resisting glasses will certainly set new safety standards and norms that are parallel to the international norms of fire safety applications. The introduction of a product like Pyroguard which impacts safety to the benefits of fire resistance will be beneficial at all public areas, hospitals, hotels, malls, residential and commercial buildings etc. to adhere to a series of fire safety and protection norms.

About Sejal Glass Ltd

Sejal Glass Ltd. is a First Generation company that started operations around a decade back. The company recently ventured into Float Glass manufacturing with state of art plant at Jhagadia, bharuch Gujarat with a capacity of 550 mt / day. Sejal Glass Ltd enjoys a sound network among leading Developers, Architects and consultants across the country with a strong sales team spread across the country. The Company also operates retail showrooms ‘Sejal Encasa’ at various locations in Mumbai which deals in Home & office interior products. ‘Sejal Encasa’ trades in all mid and high end decorative glass, art & artifacts, lights & luminaires, sanitary ware, tiles, furnitures, wallpapers etc.

About CGI International

Established in 1998, CGII has doubled its sales in the past decade and its Pyroguard range of fire resistant glasses is one of the widest available from any single manufacturer in the world. Its products are constantly improving following a major investment in its in-house R&D facility in 2009. Its products have been used in many prestigious buildings throughout the world including Hong Kong Airport, Houses of Parliament, Manchester Airport, Ikea, Ritz London, Holiday Inn Expresses and Marks & Spencer. The company’s aim is to provide fire glass users with a ‘one stop shop’ for all of their requirements - from basic integrity-only wired glass, to a range of clear products, including fully insulating fire glasses with performances of 30/30; 60/30; 60/60; up to 120/120.