AGC Inc., formerly known Asahi Glass Co. Ltd., is a Japanese global glass manufacturing company, headquartered in Tokyo. It is the largest glass company in the world and one of the core Mitsubishi companies. The company is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and is an integral component of the TOPIX and Nikkei 225 stock indices. AGC solves every day challenges with its world-class technological advancements. Utilising the world’s top- notch technologies throughout hundred years, AGC has continued to achieve new values and morals in the business of architecture, automobiles and chemical fields.
The company was founded by Toshiya Iwasaki in the year 1907, taking up the challenge of developing flat glass in Japan with the prime purpose of making everyone’s lives better. This spirit has been passed down from generation to generation, as technological advancements are made in each arena.
The business- related environment has also been transforming, thus helping the AGC company to leverage their knowledge into providing innovations benefitting the people. In 1956, AGC established its glass manufacturing subsidiary in India, determining progress among the rest of the Japanese companies. In 2018, Asahi Glass Company unified its name to AGC, with its brand statement being, “Your dreams, our challenge.” This phrase represents AGC’s determination to contribute to society by providing products for greater comfort.
Currently, AGC has the top market share in the automotive glazing market for laminated glass and tempered glass. They provide laminated glass, tempered glass, privacy glass and much more. AGC aims to pursue designability, comfort and safety in their products. As an automobile parts supplier, their vision is to provide globally uniform products and services of high quality that meet the requirements of their clients. AGC Automotive combines automobile developments with AGC Group’s five core technologies: glass material design, glass supply and production, fluorination, coatings (surface treatments), optoelectronics-related design. AGC’s present CEO, Takuya Shimamura quotes, “The world has now reached a new stage, entering an age that no one could have foreseen. Regardless, the AGC Group is determined to pull its strength together with all the technology amassed over the years to develop products and services useful to people everywhere around the world.” AGC’s core technologies can be defined by highly sophisticated materials science, functional design that integrates materials science to achieve more advanced functionality and production technology that enables stable production of high-quality products, grounded on the common basic technology that have been accumulated and deepened over many years. The usage of glass is largely expanding in each aspect of the world today. From cover glasses for smartphones, to windshields replacement for vehicles, application of glass has certainly increased in the past years. AGC is enhancing its design technology to meet all these needs. At AGC, technology has always been a priority.
They have nurtured core technologies, which are unparalleled in the world, in the fields of glass, electronics, chemistry and ceramics. At present, AGC Group has a long-term management strategy for 2025 to become a high-profit, global and exceptional material producer, with core businesses as solid revenue bases and strategic businesses as growth engines. Finally, the people at AGC envision themselves to be the most respected auto glass companies in the world, a company that strives for making people’s lives better.