Oceanside Glass & Tile, a Southern California based luxury glass tile manufacturer, acquires assets from Spectrum Glass Co.
There is nothing quite like the feeling of working hard to accomplish something great, something that resonates with the core of who you are. Oceanside Glass & Tile celebrated this feeling of accomplishment September 2016 by announcing its acquisition of Spectrum Glass equipment, formulas and IP.
In 1992 when four California surfers gathered in a small house to take the leap into creating Oceanside Glasstile, the love for art glass, the environment and the community hone through every product, transaction and business decision. Today, on the eve of its 25th anniversary, the company with humble beginnings has maintained its values to serve over 50,000 artists, designers, architects, builders and homeowners throughout the world. Each year Oceanside Glass & Tile (OGT) innovates to bring new, creative materials for artists, designers and builders. Acquiring Spectrum Glass assets allows OGT to dive deep into dynamic production methods to expand its existing collection of beautiful, durable and versatile glass products.
OGT was a customer of Spectrum® Glass for over twenty years, leveraging Spectrum´s art glass to produce the Devotion collection. This ongoing relationship between Spectrum Glass and OGT made the acquisition decision a rewarding experience for both companies. Together, they are working to unite the legacy of Spectrum Glass with OGT´s global network to provide existing Spectrum customers the same standard of product excellence and customer service that has existed within the Spectrum family for over 40 years. By the end of 2016, OGT had additionally acquired Uroboros® Glass Studio’s equipment and formulas. These two major acquisitions put OGT in the completely unique position of having the capabilities to manufacture hand rolled and continuous ribbon sheet art glass, as well as glass casting materials and fusible art glass accessories.
Production of the Spectrum Glass, Uroboros Glass, System 96® and FX-90 branded product lines are underway in OGT´s existing facility in Tijuana, Mexico, where their artisan glass tiles have been made for over 12 years. OGT is using the same production techniques and bag-house emission control practices that Spectrum used for over 20 years.