SCHOTT. Glass made of ideas
This is not just a slogan, it is our business philosophy. Each product is only as good as the idea behind it. With this in mind, we have repeatedly managed to set new standards ever since the company was formed in 1884. Above all, it is our customers who provide the impetus for innovation. They expect us to develop products that enable them to turn their ideas into reality. This is why we made it a rule to work with our customers rather than work for them. This has lead to our success: The SCHOTT Group, a technology enterprise, is a world leading manufacturer of special glass.
It is run by SCHOTT, a member of the Carl Zeiss Foundation, and employs about 15,400 people at production plants and sales offices in 35 countries. Guided by our core values of "competence, creativity and customer orientation", we are one of the world’s leading glass technology groups.
The Electronic Packaging Business Unit
The Electronic Packaging Business grew out of so-called "electronic glass" applications. As early as the 1930s, these glasses were developed for the hermetic sealing of glass and metal, for instance for electronic feedthroughs in amplifier tubes. Today, the product line ranges from passivation glasses for semiconductors to special glasses for glass-to-metal and ceramics-to-metal seals and even to non-electronic applications, such as dental glass. Technologies which are particularly important for packaging technology in the fields of electronics, opto-electronics and sensor technology have also been developed: precision blanking, glass or ceramic-to-metal technology and special plating processes for improved surface finishes.
Our business is split up into six product areas: automotive, opto-electronics, frequency control, large-scale feedthroughs, specialty glass and thermal cutoffs. This enables us to respond flexibly to customers' requirements.
Electronic Packaging has five manufacturing facilities: Landshut (Germany), Lanškroun (Czech Republic), Minakuchi (Japan), Singapore and Southbridge, MA (USA).