Celebrating 20 years with the Vetropack international group, Vetropack Moravia Glass invited employees, customers and the general public to observe glass production, following the process of glass bottle and jar making, at a special event.
The history of the glassworks dates back as far as 1883, when new production at Kyjov expanded the successful glassmaking empire of the Reich family. The Kyjov glassworks survived the monarchy, the first Czechoslovak Republic, both world wars, totalitarianism and the Velvet Revolution. A new chapter began 20 years ago when the company became part of the Vetropack international group. In 2010 Vetropack Moravia Glass reached a turnover of CZK 1.9 billion and sold over 810 million glass containers. About 49% of production was exported.
The glassworks is a subsidiary of the Swiss group Vetropack Holding AG, a leading glass container manufacturer in Europe. With production plants in Switzerland, Austria, Croatia, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Ukraine Vetropack holds an excellent position on the east European market. At the end of 2010, the group employed 2,975 people.