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Emhart Glass: serving glassmakers for 100 years

2012-10-20 | Anniversary

We visited Emhart Glass, one of the hollow glass market’s most enduring companies, to learn how it has grown and evolved over the last 100 years. We found that the company that invented the IS machine is still innovating, in every area from forming to inspection.

Emhart Glass celebrated 100 years in 2012
Celebrating 100 years
What does this centenary mean to Emhart Glass?
Martin Jetter (President): Obviously, 100 years is a long time! But for me, what is even more fascinating is that the IS machine, which changed glassmaking so profoundly and permanently, is still in use today.
Our early years saw the creation of automated glassmaking as we know it, and the inventions have lasted for 100 years without significant change. They’ve been improved, of course – but the principles and processes are the same.

Normally, firms that are founded in the US stay in the US. What was behind Emhart Glass’ move to Europe?

MJ: From their tiny workshop in Hartford, our predecessors explored the whole world – developing their business, building new production units and moving headquarters. The principle was ‘follow the market’ – something many really successful companies have done.
We have to remember that the last 100 years have seen two World Wars and some major economic changes. Originally, the US was the dominant market for containers – and everything else. But after World War II, US markets were saturated and the economy stagnated, while Europe played catch-up with double-digit growth.
Our first steps were into Sweden, when we acquired our factory in Sundsvall in the early 1950s. That was the dawn of production in Europe for the European market, and it ultimately led to the closure of our production site in the United States at the end of the 1980s.
In 1987 we got our first Europ...








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