A pioneer for Asian success
SCHOTT established its plant in the Malaysian state of Penang in 1974 with 80 employees to serve the developing optics market in Southeast Asia. As SCHOTT’s first plant in the Asian continent, it has grown to employ 870 people and comprises the two business units of Advanced Optics and Home Tech. Serving the consumer and industrial segments of the optics market, the facility is the leading manufacturer of molded optical blanks for lenses and prisms used for digital still and single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras, as well as high-end projectors, glass wafers, and structured glass wafers.
What we offer
Markets and applications
The SCHOTT manufacturing plant in Penang serves a vast range of markets and applications, from microscopy cover glasses and microfluidic components for the health sector to glass wafers and MEMS packaging for the semiconductor market. Products such as flexible cover glasses and fingerprint sensor covers also have a key role in smartphone technology, while components for optical solar reflectors and photovoltaics are vital for the aerospace industry.
Using advanced technology and equipment, SCHOTT Penang processes a wide range of glass products using the highest quality materials. With a specialist knowledge of optics, the facility manufactures prisms and lenses for digital and SLR cameras, as well as cover glasses that provide robust protection for smartphone displays and sensors. The plant also specializes in structured glass wafers and packaging for the health and datacom industries.
Where to find us
About the region
Pearl of the Orient
Known as the Pearl of the Orient, the Malaysian state of Penang is located on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia, by the Malacca Strait. The area is known for its diverse Malay, Chinese, and Indian cultures, as well as its sandy beaches, colonial buildings, and delicious cuisine.