Kickoff in AachenIn 1996 Norbert Braun, who is the founder and the manager of GVB, dared to take a decisive step: He started his own business and imported rods and tubes made of colored glass to trade them. Since there had been hardly any offers for artists in Europe, the range of satisfied customers kept growing constantly. Right from the very beginning competence and an excellent service have been in the center of GVB’s company policy.
Soon there was a need for bigger premises. So GVB moved to Aachen-Eilendorf. This came along with the tapping into new markets, a fast increase in staff members as well as the establishment of new business segments.
The new building including an office complex, a workshop as well as a bigger logistics center with a storage space of 1500 square meters in Herzogenrath has been the company’s seat since 2010. Currently, about 20 employees are working here. But GVB also has a joint venture in China, where further staff is employed. Quality awareness and customer orientation are the essential pillars for the company. Today GVB GmbH - Solutions in Glass is one of Europe’s most versatile providers of technical special glass. GVB provides customers of each size and from almost every industry sector (they are – for example- working in the automobile industry, the chemical industry, the, solar industry, the laser industry, the semiconductor industry or the water treatment industry) with professional advice, high-tech and special glass such as borosilicate glass or quartz glass. Mid-size companies, small-scale operations and artisans mainly buy technical glass, luminaire glass and handcrafted glass.
Business expansion in Herzogenrath
It is GVB GmbH’s aim to essentially contribute to the optimal performance and the success of our customers. This is why quality means a challenge for each of the employees. Most of GVB’s products are manufactured according to our customer’s specifications and made of special qualified materials.
Due to continuous growth and the additional storage space required as a result, we have built an extension this year with around 1000 additional square metres. Now we have a total of 2,500 m² of space at our disposal, where we produce and stock goods for you, in order to supply you as quickly and reliably as you are used to.
Certified qualityGVB GmbH has been DIN-EN-ISO 9001 certified since 2013. It is self-evident that the company’s staff never stops extending their knowledge to optimize operating procedures or the development of new product lines.
Customers are always welcome to send special or novel enquiries. Product managers develop solutions for customized demands, such as for the durability of the product, its practicality or its resilience. Products are refined or produced at the company’s workshop and quickly supplied to GVB’s customers. GVB customers appreciate the product competence, the reliability and the short delivery times. The GVB-team will also gladly accompany you from the choice of material to the pricing and the sampling process up to the final purchase order.
Since summer 2019 there has also been certification according to DIN-EN-ISO 14001: 2015.
By installing a 100 kWp photovoltaic system with integrated energy storage across the roof area of the existing building as well as the extension, we support the use of renewable energies and now cover our entire energy consumption through them.