Official inauguration of Stlzle-Union Hermanova Hut

The official inauguration of Stlzle-Union took place on 14 October in the presence of almost 150 customers, suppliers and partners. Stlzle“s new flagship production unit for pharmaceutical packaging …

The official inauguration of Stlzle-Union took place on 14 October in the presence of almost 150 customers, suppliers and partners. Stlzle“s new flagship production unit for pharmaceutical packaging glass has five lines (with a sixth line to be added shortly), for the production of pharmaceutical glass and mini spirits using the furnace“s daily output of 140 tons of amber glass. Thanks to Laminar Flow technology and the installation of packaging robots, the company can guarantee the highest efficiency and clean conditions in accordance with GMP guidelines. Johannes Schick, CEO of the glass Group, and Group CFO/CEO of Stlzle-Union, Bernhard Karrer, presented the new factory to international clients from more than 20 worldwide countries. Guests were shown around the glassworks following the natural process of glass production, also including the main new areas: batch house, compressor building, regenerative furnace, feeder, furnace control room, hot end, air lock, cold end and packaging robots. The impressive facts and figures involved in the rebuilt plant include: more than 5,000 m3 of concrete and 650 tons of steel used to build the new production and sorting halls; 2,000 tons of refractory material and 300 tons of steel to build the furnace, working end and feeders; a 44-metre chimney assembled using a 100-ton crane and two supporting cranes. The entire company area was increased by 13,000 ssq.m. of adjacent land, occupied for the sorting, re-sorting and warehouse area. After the disastrous fire on Christmas Eve 2009, Stlzle-Union has risen “from the ashes“ in just seven months thanks to the cooperation between Czech and Austrian Stlzle staff and external companies. The inauguration was a great event and a good opportunity for our guests to visit not only the new plant but also the marvellous region around Pilsen. The dinner which took place in castle Kozel and the guided tour through the Pilsner Urquell brewery were just two of the highlights of the inauguration days, says Dr. Cornelius Grupp, owner of the glass group. Bhringer, Bionorica, Egis, Zentiva and Fareva were only some of the important pharmaceutical companies at the inauguration event. One of the most renowned customers in the field of mini spirits was also Underberg AG, represented by its owner Emil Underberg who has filled his famous bitters for years in mini spirits bottles made by Stlzle-Union.