Because we solve problems. Since 1977 we have delivered glass and window providers solutions to existing needs, and those that crop up at the last minute. That’s because our software products are designed to service every kind of glass and window provider there is, from automotive glass to roller shutters to insulated glass units.
Because we know the business. We’ve been in the glass and window industry for 40 years and counting! Which means we’ve accommodated every trend, met every challenge, and understand every quirk that can come up. To accommodate an industry that is always changing, our software is intuitive to user needs, whatever they are.
Because we build relationships. Our global network of customers and their technology partners are located across different continents and operate multiple sites that all have different needs. We aim to meet them all. Our customers are essential resources for feedback that helps us refine our products to solve every problem, big or small. We believe don’t just sell software. We sell solutions.
Kurt Horn, Managing Partner, BarteltGLASBerlin
"With the A+W Production system, we manage our complex product mix very flexibly. No more sheets are lost. And there are almost no complaints. We produce much greater quantities in the same amount of time. In addition, cutting has generally become more flexible and yield has increased significantly. The realtime optimization and automatic breakage pool also make a contribution here – poor sheets are remade immediately and can frequently still be delivered with the main order."
Markus Heil, IT Manager
"The installation was performed without problems. The A+W consultants have supported und advised us reliably during the implementation phase. I especially appreciate the frequent consulting in case of technical questions, which is provided by our A+W sales consultant Peter Kénesy with plenty of competence and patience."
Software used: A+W Business
Gruycho Sabev, Managing Director
Daniel Curtis, Managing Director of Express Toughening
“With A+W Business, A+W provides an excellent and contemporary product to the international flat glass industry. The software shows the great potential of modern “WINDOWS” systems in terms of more features and ergonomic and user-friendly functions. Getting new users up to an excellent skill-level has become even easier!”
Software used: A+W Business
Christian Busch, Business Development Manager, Cooling Brothers
"A+W and Hegla have worked together on many projects and have an excellent working relationship. Cooperation with the other machine partners also functions excellently. The service and response times of A+W are outstanding!"
Matthieu van den Ingh, CEO of CURA Glass
"FAKRO history shows that for 25 years one of our main themes is innovation. Continuously, we improve our products and we create new, technologically advanced solutions. Thanks to this we can meet the highest needs of our customers. On daily basis, innovative solutions allow us to optimize costs, time and energy, what increases the efficiency and quality of work. It is no accident that the slogan of this year's FAKRO jubilee is "25 years of innovation.""
Adam Balawejder, Plant Director, Insulating Glass Production
"High-quality innovative products are just not enough to be competitive as a glass processor. Requirements such as adherence to delivery dates, flexibility and short delivery times are becoming more and more important, competing in this vein with factors such as quality and costs. Lean processes and far-reaching IT support by our A+W system, which we have been successfully working with for many years, contribute considerably to our success in a fiercely competitive market."
Dave Offland, CEO Float Glass Industries
Dipl. -Inform. (FH) Peter Pawlowski, IT Manager of Glas Fandel
"The intelligent networking of our production through A+W Production has shortened delivery times by one to two days. Our staff who used to have to search for sheets and laboriously hand-pick them, now work productively. The process reliability has improved considerably and the error rate dropped to virtually zero."
Ralph Fritz, Managing Director
"It has always been my dream to manufacture IG glass online. (...) We already see the results of online manufacturing today. Material flow is much more complete, there is always glass from the washing machine, there are fewer downtimes as no glass is missing. You just have other options, production is much smoother."
Andreas Herzog, CEO Glas Herzog
Krzysztof Juszczyk, Project Manager, Glassolutions
Thorsten Hoffmann, Managing Director
"Thanks to A+W Production and A+W Barcoding, the shop floor as well as the A+W Business order processing system know the processing status of every sheet, any time. The staff can answer customers’ enquiries right away on the phone – our customers appreciate this!“
Stina Wollenius, Managing Director of Glasgruppen
"Our old order entry system was too much tailored to the needs of pure IG producers. A+W's software system A+W Business enables us to create every product right from scratch thanks to the bill of material concept. Every shape, every element, and every single processing step can be entered – before, we often had to do this by hand, on a sheet of paper!“
Yannick Leroi, Managing Director of Lerobel
"The A+W software controls and checks all processes from entry of the order to control of the machines, on through to delivery of the finished products. Thanks to consistent bar code control and the A+W Production Monitors, we always know where each sheet is at any point in time. All commercial and technical data is available company-wide – and this without having employees running around all the time with folders and stacks of paper under their arms in order to determine what they must do with which sheet (…) All employees work productively! The focus is always on information, all the time and everywhere."
Petter Rakvåg, Managing Director and IT-Manager
“My father always used to strive for the optimum production solution. This also applies to the software we are using. We have therefore been using A+W software for more than 30 years, and have never looked back. Another important criterion for us is service. At A+W, this is solution-oriented; their experts know their job and communicate excellently with our staff and machinery partners.“
Deborah Krempl-Doplihar, Managing Director
Stefan Herrmann, Branch Manager at Semcoglas Glastechnik Nordhorn
“With their new A+W Business Suite the developers created a product providing lots of improvements with the ability to boost efficiency in handling our daily business significantly. New features such as multi-dialogue technology, the new editor and the appealing ergonomic user interface of A+W Business help to make internal order processing much easier. Obviously, the new version has been created by some of the best software engineers with a world of experience in the flat glass industry.”
Software used: A+W Business
Eric Shaw, Vice President of Operations at Solar Seal
“Without a tool like the A+W software, which we also helped develop to some extent, we wouldn't be able to run our door-panel business at all – our previous solution had simply reached its limits.”
Heiko Schanze, Managing Director Sollingglas
”At Thermalsun, all IG-orders are delivered within 48 hours. We require the best available ERP- and production software to offer that unequalled service. After our first glimpse of the new generation A+W Business 5, I am sure it will enable us to work even more efficient than before. I am impressed about the great ergonomic features the A+W team has implemented in that new system.”
Software used: A+W Business
Jeff Kloes, founder and Managing Director of Thermalsun
"Our production is very well-organized. With its integrated concept, A+W Cantor helps us make our high demands for customer service, reliability, and delivery reliability a reality. (…) Paperless production describes just one aspect of our intelligent production. The most important thing for us is that every employee action should create value – unproductive activities such as searching and tracing no longer exist."
Gerhard Vauth, Manager purchasing and IT
"Our customers cannot make any more mistakes with A+W iQuote. The entire order runs through a restriction check based on our master data. We get a complete, technically correct order; questions and long-winded clarifications on the telephone are no longer required. This means greater efficiency in the entire order process" (…)We set ourselves up for the future with a comprehensive EDP solution and we have never looked back. The A+W Cantor system offers us 100% availability and works absolutely reliably day after day."
Wolfgang Neutatz, Managing Director
Dr. Gerd Schwöbel, CEO, al bohn Fenster-Systeme
Trivo Krempl, Director, AJM Okna-vrata-sencila d.o.o.
Management Team, Durabuilt Windows & Doors
"More and more customers are asking to have their orders delivered on transport racks. A+W Cantor load planning optimizes the internal processes at FeBa. We have achieved a considerably better service, delivery reliability and quality."
Stefan Werthenbach, Commercial Manager, FeBa Fensterbau
Susanne Gugelfuss-Dannerbauer, Authorized Signatory
Radovan Tekeli, Director, INCON spol. s r.o.
Alexander Müller, CEO, JOMÜ Fenster- und Elementbau
Grzegorz Ratajczak, Executive Director at KRISPOL Sp. z o.o.
Martin Raßloff, IT-Manager, Müller+Co GmbH
"The clever CIM system is an important plus point for A+W Cantor. Where other production systems only show an itinerary sheet on the workplace screen, the employee at the A+W Cantor monitor sees the entire parts list if required – the system has a very flexible design. It has also been impressive with the brilliant adjustable plausibility tests, which is particularly important for us in special construction."
Peter Schmits, IT-Manager, Reckendrees Bauelemente GmbH
Jens Becker, IT-Manager, SIEMS fenster+türen GmbH