Interpane's reputation in the German and European glass, window, and façade construction industry is legendary. Nowadays, the Interpane group, with factories at eleven locations in Germany, Austria, and France, is so well established that it is difficult to imagine the window and façade sector without us. This was of course not always the case. The path leading up to the technological summit of this industry was long - but the struggle has been worthwhile.
The company founder, Georg F. Hesselbach, was originally simply reacting to what he himself experienced as a weakness in the market for insulating glass. When he set about building his own private house in Lauenförde in 1969, he was frustrated to find that insulating glass was considered such a precious commodity that it was not readily available whenever and wherever one needed.
Hesselbach decided to satisfy the demand for insulating glass with a more efficient supply system. He planned, with the foundation of an insulating glass works in Lauenförde in 1971, to make this product more readily available for all purchasers at very short notice. Hesselbach also recognized that there would, in the wake of the public's growing awareness regarding the need to save energy, be a further increase in demand for insulating glass due to its environmentally friendly energy-saving properties.