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The decorative glass fibre fabric works came into being in 1972. Valmiera vocational school No. 36 developed into an employee-creator for the factory. Production volumes and the variety of machines grew. Production is certified with a State Quality Mark. The culture of the production was at a high level. The number of employees approached 3500, including 21 nationalities. Leading employees gained experience abroad.

In the 1990s, the downfall of the socialistic economy system began. In 1991, the factory changed hands from Moscow to the Ministry for Industry and Energetics of the Republic of Latvia as a state-owned enterprise. The circumstances around the collapse of the USSR caused supply difficulties to the factory. The financial situation became tight. Production volumes and the number of employees dropped, enormous losses were  incurred due to high inflation rates.

1993 – the year of the crisis. Search for Western markets began. The government of the Republic of Latvia decided to privatise the „Valmieras stikla šķiedra” factory by attracting foreign capital. In 1996 the company became a part of the German glass fibre company Glasseiden GmbH Oschatz. Jürgen Preiss-Daimler, the owner of Glasseiden Gmbh Oschatz, became the main shareholder and strategic investor. As a result of the investment, production development accelerated, while the expertise of the German partner helped to adjust production to the market and find a stable niche within it.

In September 2001, a modern, one-stage glass fibre production facility was put into operation in Valmiera. In 2002 Vitrulan Textilglas GmbH became a second shareholder and partner of the company. Also on 2006 the company opened a new glass fibre facility. The building area of the new glass fibre plant was approximately 19 000 m2.

In 2012, the new glass melting furnace was constructed at VALMIERAS STIKLA ŠĶIEDRA, AS, ensuring an increase in production capacity and expanding product diversity. That year, the company was nominated as one of the best employers and one of the most sustainable companies in Latvia.

2013 – a historically significant year. First of all, Valmieras stikla šķiedra JSC celebrated its 50th anniversary, since the first glass fibre thread was acquired in 1963. Secondly, in July of the same year, the company acquired P-D Interglas Technologies Ltd. in the United Kingdom, which became a subsidiary of VALMIERAS STIKLA ŠĶIEDRA, AS and was given a new name – VALMIERA GLASS UK Ltd. The subsidiary manufactures glass fibre fabrics for the aviation industry, thermal insulation and architecture.

In 2014, for the purposes of strengthening the company’s position on the world market, it was decided to build a production facility in Dublin, State of Georgia, the United States. The name of the new company – P-D VALMIERA GLASS USA Corp. The project goal was the creation of a 389,000-square-feet production infrastructure, the creation of 575 jobs for the local community and investments in the amount of 110 million USD to broaden the production of glass fibre and glass fibre products in the United States.

Afterwards, VALMIERA GLASS GROUP was formed, which includes VALMIERAS STIKLA ŠĶIEDRA, AS and its subsidiaries VALMIERA GLASS UK Ltd. and P-D VALMIERA GLASS USA Corp., positioning the company on the market as a vertically integrated supplier of various composite materials to the aviation industry, architecture and other industries.