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    • Since its creation in 1928, the « Compagnie internationale de Gobeleterie Inébréchable », today Durobor, hasn’t stopped betting on creativity and innovation allowing it to acquire the most elaborated technics of its time
    • Still today, those two characteristics allow it to occupy a privileged position on the international market of the glass industry
    • The glass manufacturing is an age-old tradition in Belgium
    • Traces of glass installations on the Walloon territory can be found as early as the Roman period as raw material and energy sources (first timber then coal) can be found in abundance
    • Still during the XIXth century, Belgium is the European country that has the biggest number of glass oven
    • Although different technical evolutions have occurred, the mouth blowing remains during this time the production standard
    • The industrialization of the XIXth century provides many innovations from which Belgium will be able to take advantage
    • The development of the canals and railways will allow an essential expansion
    • Each Belgian region will from then on have its own specialization: glass for window panes for the area of Charleroi, mirrors fabrication for the area of Basse-Sambre, common tumblers or half-cristal in the area of Centre and Borinage, cristal in Namur and Seraing
    • At the outset of the XXth century, Belgium is ranked amongst the biggest glasses’ manufacturer powers in the world, exporting more than 85% of its production
    • Still using artisanal technics, the glass industry finds itself after the second World-War, in a dangerous turn
    • United-States just invented the automatic machines overpowering by the same way the old methods of mouth blowing
    • That’s the context in which the « Compagnie internationale de Gobeleterie Inébréchable » was born
    • Thanks to the founders and the technical collaboration of Libbey-USA, the company from Soignies is given, since its creation, the best mechanical processes from its time
    • At the same time, a mouth blowing section is maintained for the creation of stemmed glasses
    • From then on, the manufacturing is running continuously, going on as well on daytime then on nighttime without any interruption
    • The difficulties inherent in the starts of mechanization, consisted on having a same depiction and quality as an artisanal work
    • In time, it has been done and quickly the mechanically produced glasses get the same characteristics as the artisanal blowed glass : extra white glass, impeccable gob on open air and perfect completion in garnished finishing matrices
    • This mechanization insures a strong homogeneity in the glass viscosity as well allowing a better regularity for the articles
    • But the main innovation, besides a faster production rate made possible thanks to the mechanization, is the burn-off
    • It allows the reinforcement of the edges by the creation of a labrum making the glasses “unchipable” or in French “Dur-o-bord” (strong on the edge)
    • A novelty for this period and surely the origin of the company’s success
    • We’ll have to wait until 1957 to see Durobor leaving a new mark on Europe’s glass making landscape thanks to the launching of the first machine manufacturing mechanically stemmed glasses on the Old Continent
    • The glass range Napoli will be the first range to be produced mechanically
    • This one still remains one of Durobor’s jewels
    • From now on, the manufacture is totally mechanised
    • Acclaimed for its quality-strenght-price rapport, the stemmed glasses manufactured by the new machine, named « Weslake », are triumphally received
    • For information, before the launching of the machine, 3 men were needed to blow from 600 up to 800 glasses of that type a day and 3 men more to cut the stem
    • In comparison, the machine gives a production of 60
    • 000 pieces a day
    • In 2004, Durobor launches the revolutionary concept of glass containers
    • By enlarging the possibilities of using the traditional glasses for food, the company approaches a completely new market
    • Even if initially only three glass containers were available, today you’ll be able to find more than 30 models sized from “Small” up to “XXLL”
    • This large range allows, both the particular and the professionals to vary the designs all along the meal
    • Aware of the importance of an increased visibility on the market, the whole marketing department invested itself for the elaboration of the Durobor corner
    • This presentation furniture, which you may find to some active representatives in our favorite field (catering, hotel business, table art, decoration, …), takes back a wide range of our production
    • The recovery of Durobor on February 2012 also sees an important investment by the construction of a new oven
    • It has been put into service on February 2013
    • Adopting a contemporary design, it is from a regenerative type
    • The use of a performing technology also provides a lot of unique characteristics
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