History

Company > History

2010 - JULY
2011 – JAN
2011 – SEP
2012 – APR
2013 – JUN
2013 – JULY
2013 – AUG
2014 – JAN
2015 – JUNE
2015 – JULY
2016 – FEB
2016 – MAR
2017 – APR
2017 – JULY
2017 – SEP
2018 – MAY
2018 - AUGUST
2010 - JULY

Starting from humble beginnings

Tough Glass secures a 900m2 factory at 14 Achievement Way, Wangara WA and commences business operations.

2011 – JAN

On your marks…

New production machinery starts arriving and commissioning of new equipment take place. Tough Glass employs its initial team of three.

2011 – SEP

Hard work and perseverance pays off

On the back of a strong WA economy, Tough Glass rapidly increase customer base due to service and lead times.

2012 – APR

Residential Sales to Commercial Sales

First commercial project was secured to supply shower screens for transportable homes.

2013 – JUN

Speed and Accuracy

Our first Intermac CNC is commissioned and processing times for heavyweight glass is reduced from 5 days to 3 days, to align with our corporate strategy of reducing leading times.

2013 – JULY

Growing month by month

Rapid Growth in Sales means limited space to offer a wider range of product offerings. Tough Glass decide to spread its wings.

2013 – AUG

New Home

Tough Glass secures a 3600m2 factory at 16 Prestige Pde, Wangara WA. This would allow Tough Glass to increase its production volume and offer a wider range of product offerings.

2014 – JAN

Continuous investment

Operations commence from the new factory. Tough Glass heavily invest in state-of-the-art production equipment and facilities to further improve quality and efficiency.

2015 – JUNE

Process and Quality Improvement

The company recognises the importance of continuous quality and process development and engage Kolbe Systems to implement their program into the organisation.

2015 – JULY

Process Architectural Glass

Builders & Architects requirements of larger spans of glass installed within buildings grew. Tough Glass further invest in new machinery to enable supply & processing of larger glass panes.

2016 – FEB

We go Green

In order to reduce our carbon footprint, Tough Glass goes green by installing over 380 solar panels generating over 100Kw.

2016 – MAR

Lean, Mean, Fighting machine

Tough Glass works with Toyota (TSSC Australia) to implement an organisational culture and an integrated production system to ensure we can achieve high quality glass at low cost and shorter lead times.

2017 – APR

Tough Glass heads home

The first ever Low Pressure Autoclave in Australia is commissioned at our old site on Achievement Way, enabling us to expand our product range and produce custom laminated panels in house.

2017 – JULY

Family

Tough Glass family reaches over 50 employees.

2017 – SEP

More machinery

Due to an increase in market share, Tough Glass decide to invest in a second furnace to increase our tempering capabilities.

2018 – MAY

Expanding Vehicle Fleet

Further trucks are added to the expanding vehicle fleet to meet delivery timelines.

2018 - AUGUST

New Product Selection

Tough Glass offer new product ToughSwitch™ privacy glass to custom laminate range.

What people are saying!

  • Thank you to you and your team for supplying the urgent mirror to us yesterday. Your service and quality is greatly appreciated.

    By providing this mirror, defect free and in such a short space of time, you have helped ensure another client gets their keys on time.

    Please pass my thanks and appreciation on to your team!

    J.Wakeling from GlassCo Metro
  • Great guys. Best service in WA. Put the so called competition to shame
    R.Walker from Diamond Glass
  • Great Service. Have not seen better service in the glass industry. Great business ethics as well. Whoever you are using as your glass supplier give these guys a shot.
    V.Shah from Granart Splashbacks
  • Always a pleasure to deal with, knowledgeable staff that work with you to meet deadlines and requirements. Pricing competitive with other major suppliers.
    E.Taylor from Refined Exteriors
  • May I just say that your staff at Tough Glass are providing us with excellent service. We have never in all the years experienced such a service. I rang on Wednesday to request a couple of urgent panels for which we collected this morning. That truly is amazing!!

    Everybody should use Tough Glass and I would never use anyone else regardless of pricing like some do. I don’t think we have ever received a bad piece of glass from Tough Glass either. It’s a credit to you and your staff.

    J.Flanagan from WA Pool Fencing