Vetropack Moravia Glass Open Day

Vetropack Moravia Glass organized an Open Day on Saturday, 13 August, which was held as part of the Moravian Slovakian Year Festival Slovck rok. The glassworks is a traditional sponsor of this event a…

Vetropack Moravia Glass organized an Open Day on Saturday, 13 August, which was held as part of the Moravian Slovakian Year Festival Slovck rok. The glassworks is a traditional sponsor of this event and, during the Festival, also celebrated the 20th anniversary of the glassworks“ incorporation into the Vetropack Group. A total of 1,800 people were able to observe the production of glass bottles and jars. With its more than 450 employees, Vetropack Moravia Glass is one of the important employers in its region. The history of the glassworks dates back to 1883 when new production in Kyjov expanded the successful glass empire of the Reich family. The Kyjov glassworks lasted through the period of the monarchy, the first Czechoslovak Republic, both World Wars, the totalitarian regime and the velvet revolution. Its new chapter began 20 years ago on 1 November 1991, with the merger of the companies Moravia Glass and Vetropack. This was one of the first privatizations after the velvet revolution. The name of the glassworks changed to Vetropack Moravia Glass, and the company became part of the international Vetropack Group, a leading European container glass producer. Thanks to the strength of Vetropack, considerable investments have taken part, now making the glassworks one of the top European companies in terms of technology, and a leading container glass producer in the Czech Republic.