Globalization gains momentum
Specialty glasses from SCHOTT have been in global demand ever since its founding years. However, production was initially limited to Germany until Vitrofarma, a Brazilian manufacturer of glass tubes for pharmaceutical ampoules, became the first production site outside Germany in 1954.
Since the 1960s, SCHOTT has gradually established production sites and sales offices in Europe, America and Asia, including sales offices in New York (1963), Tokyo (1966), and Paris (1967). Duryea, Pennsylvania, was the first production site in North America (1969), and Penang, Malaysia the first production site in Asia (1975).