SIA Glass is a family company, producing ice-cream (”Glass” in Swedish) located at Slöinge in the central county of Halland, between Falkenberg and Halmstad. A member of BERTE Gruppen AB, the company belongs to the oldest family-owned company in Sweden.
SIA Glass is regarded a top quality brand, with a 25 per cent market share in the supply of ice-cream to restaurants, institutional caterers, ice cream bars and kiosks in Sweden. Its share of the convenience goods trade is 8 per cent and considerably higher in the high quality cream ice segment.
New office and warehouse
Due to growth in the market and the company’s future aspirations to secure the production of ice- cream on an international playing field, SIA Glass decided to invest in expanding their facilities at the Slöinge plant.
The total floor area of the new buildings is approximately 2,000 m2, encompassing a new office and laboratory. At the same time the warehouse area was expanded.
The architect was looking for a design of the façade where the building merged with the beautiful countryside surroundings. An all-glass façade became the natural choice.
The office windows are IGUs with outer 6 mm Pilkington Suncool™ 50/25, solar control glass. 8 mm Pilkington Spandrel Glass Coated E100 was used to give a continuous curtain wall effect to the façade.
Open interior with a lot of daylight
The interior office partitions are glazed with Pilkington Optifloat™ Clear T, single safety glass in full height, fixed in wooden frames. Thanks to an open atria plan with lots of glass, a bright and pleasant working environment was achieved.