Huta Szkla Czechy: conforming to market changes

2013-04-20 | Containers

Market changes, higher client expectations, and – last but not least – requirements and regulations regarding our environment – these are just some of the aspects that glassmakers must bear in mind during production processes. In this article we take a look at Polish glassmaker Huta Szkła “Czechy”, which, with its 170 years of tradition, has continued to develop and grow, providing quality containers for a wide range of sectors.

Huta Szkła “Czechy” SA offers modern, high-quality packaging made from transparent glass
Huta Szkła “Czechy” S.A. (Glassworks “Czechy” Joint Stock Company) is located in a region with a long glassmaking tradition. The present factory was built in 1960s and 1970s, and in 1980s it was fully automated based on technology licensed from Saint-Gobain and Emhart.
To fulfill higher and higher expectations of customers from all over the world, in 2007, the company invested in the modernization of the furnace and batch house, as well as installation of the fourth single gob feed machine.

Quality of choice
In 2001, Huta Szkła deployed Quality Management System meeting the requirements of ISO 9001:2000, which is systematically improved. The system is audited on an annual basis by the independent organization PRS. The system assures quality control at every stage of production – beginning from raw materials purchase.
In previous years, after deployment of the Quality Management System, the admitted claims ratio was maintained at 0.1 per cent of the total value of goods sold.

Activities
Huta Szkła “Czechy” SA offers modern, high-quality packaging made from transparent glass to be used in the following industries:
  • perfumery and cosmetics industry - 4-700 ml capacity;
  • spirits industry – 20-1,000 ml capacity;
  • food industry – 30-700 ml capacity.
The company has three production lines with double gob, 6-section IS machines from Emhart.
The glassworks employs 290 workers, and has an annual production of about 150 million glass containers.
Huta Szkła has its own mould-manu...










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