Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) is the largest glass producer in the Western Hemisphere, backed by two globally proven legacies in commercial glass manufacturing.
It all started in 1883
The Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company is founded as the first plate glass plant in the U.S. 25 years later, in 1909, Vidriera Monterrey—a glass containers plant that would grow to become Vitro—also begins operations.
Solex® glass —now Solexia™ glass—is introduced as the world’s first “environmental” glass.
Twindow® is introduced as the first successful double-paned insulating glass.
PPG introduces Solarban® Twindow® glass as one of the first coated glasses designed to block solar heat gain and reduce air conditioning use.
Vitro is listed on the Mexico Stock Exchange.
Solarban® glass is introduced as PPG’s first MSVD single sliver, low-e glass.
Solarban® 60 glass, an MSVD double-silver solar control low-e glass, is introduced.
The Vitro Glass Museum (MUVi) opens its doors to record, preserve and promote the history of glass.
Vitro launches Vitro Colombia to produce and distribute flat glass in South America.
Solarban® 70XL glass is introduced, featuring the world’s first triple-silver, low-e coating.
Vitro earns “Socially Responsible Company” label from the Mexican Center for Philanthropy.
Solarban® 90 glass, the first ever quad-silver-coated glass, is introduced as PPG’s highest performing solar control low-e glass to-date.
PPG Flat Glass is acquired by Vitro S.A.B. de C.V., maintaining the proven products, plants, people and processes that made the company an industry leader.
Vitro Glass becomes the first North American glass manufacturer to publish third-party-verified, product-specific Type III Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for its flat glass and processed glass products.