Where we're from

During 2010, the Glaston corporation decided to outsource the Bavelloni machinery and after-sales business. Glass Machinery Solutions was formed in conjunction with Glaston Finland, and were awarded the official distributorship, making GMS the sole supplier of Bavelloni processing machinery and after-sales in the UK and Ireland.

Since 1946, the Bavelloni company was based at Triton Park in Rugby under the name of Z.Bavelloni, before being aquired by the Glaston Corporation of Finland in 2004. With the formation of GMS in 2010, directors Richard Gerrard and Paul Goodman have returned the Bavelloni business to its original home in Rugby, Warwickshire.

This move has been seen by all of our customers as one of great significance, and means a return to a more local based service. The move back to Rugby and the restocking of local spare parts and diamond tooling allows us to provide a substantial increase in service and support levels.

All members of the existing Glaston Bavelloni team have transferred to Glass Machinery Solutions Ltd, ensuring consistency for our customers and maintaining the company’s valuable experience.

We have a combined experience of more than 60 years in the glass industry, covering every aspect of the business including engineering services, operator training, product development and sales. As a result of this wide range of experience, we feel that we are able to offer our customers a service that is unrivalled in the UK.

We are continually expanding our operation and have already secured agreements with several other major machinery suppliers, giving us a much greater range of products including:

  • Digital printers (UV and Ceramic)
  • Unit lines for double glazed units
  • Washing machines (vertical and horizontal)
  • lifting and handling equipment
  • Water Treatment Units
  • Bevelling
  • CNC
  • Cutting
  • Drilling 
  • Edging & Double-Edging
  • Seaming machines


We will continue to provide the market-leading Bavelloni Service Care Cover, giving Service Cover customers priority service, as well as discounted diamond tooling and spare parts.

The Service Care system has recently undergone many improvements, including the introduction of GPS vehicle tracking - allowing us to identify your nearest engineer, providing customers with a much more efficient and effective service.

The relocation of the main office to Rugby, where the majority of our staff live, allows the engineers to collect any service kits or spare parts required for their days work.

For further information or enquiries, please use our contact form, or contact us directly: -

  • Glass Machinery Solutions Ltd
  • Units 4
  • Hadrians Way
  • Rugby
  • Warwickshire
  • CV21 1ST
  • Tel: -  +44 1788 569470
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