Our Founding Spirit

Nurtured and handed down for over 110 years, our founding spirit remains the driving force for value creation by AGC.

Our founding spirit is a set of values discovered by our founder, Toshiya Iwasaki, through the challenges and setbacks that he faced as he struggled to establish Japan’s first flat glass manufacturing business.

AGC has met and overcome many difficulties during its long history. Each of these challenges has resulted in further growth.

These founding values have been nurtured and handed down for over 110 years and remain the source of AGC’s approach to manufacturing.

Founder Toshiya Iwasaki