SCHOTT breaks ground for flat glass processing plant in Turkey

15 million EUR investment as part of global growth strategy

Specialty glass manufacturer SCHOTT is investing 9 million EUR in a state-of-the-art production technology and highly digital infrastructure in its Flat Glass plant at SCHOTT Orim in Bolu, Turkey.  The groundbreaking ceremony for the new building took place in July 2021, with production planned to begin in early 2022.

“The investment will increase the production capacity in Bolu by 50 percent and underlines the importance of the home appliance business to SCHOTT. The home appliance industry is an important pillar for us, reinforced by mega-trends such as cocooning or urbanization, which result in people upgrading their home and living,” said Dr. Heinz Kaiser, member of the SCHOTT Management Board. “Our commitment makes us an innovation partner that enables customers to turn product ideas into reality,” continued Kaiser.

SCHOTT has continuously invested in its home appliance manufacturing – almost 15 million EUR in Turkey alone in the past five years. Alongside increased production capacity, the new infrastructure will create new employment, adding up a double-digit number of jobs per year to the current 700 employees.

The engagement in Turkey is part of SCHOTT’s global growth strategy: for the second year in a row, the SCHOTT technology group is running a record investment program, with 350 million EUR being invested this financial year. All projects are on time despite the pandemic.