SCHOTT in Penang, Malaysia


Processing of Optical Components & Wafers

SCHOTT Glass Malaysia was established in 1975 as part of SCHOTT Advanced Optics and quickly became one of the first multinational corporations in today’s "Silicon Penang".

Since then, SCHOTT Glass Malaysia has grown to become a leading manufacturer of extremely small or extremely large molded optical blanks and prisms for scanners, digital still cameras (initial phase), single-lens reflex cameras (SLRs) and high-end projectors. Furthermore, this facility has been serving the rapidly growing optical markets in South-east Asia by offering high-grade components made of more than 120 different types of glass.

Today, SCHOTT Glass Malaysia is vertically integrated to offer products that range from pressed blanks and a wide variety of different processed color filters to optical assemblies. As a one-stop shop, this site is ideally suited to meeting its customer's needs.

In addition, it hosts a wafer-processing line for thin glass products and supports applications in areas such as medical technology, opto-electronics, and semiconductors, for example.

Penang employs approx. 630 employees.

Portfolio of Products made in Penang

Historical Milestones

Historical picture of the plant in Penang, Malaysia - SCHOTT Advanced Optics
1974 Founding (1st Asian plant of SCHOTT), one of the first companies in „Silicon Penang“,
starting with 80 employees

1996 Certification of administration, manufacture and logistics (ISO 9002)

2000 Certification of Environment- management-systems (ISO 14001)

2004 Start production of components with filter glass

2010 Commenced processing of thin glass and wafer

2015 40th anniversary