SCHOTT Valašské Meziříčí
The products manufactured at Valašské Meziříčí find their way into many different areas of people’s lives, whether through our components for kitchen appliances, our glasses for retail displays, or optical fibers for a broad range of industries. The town may be modest, but SCHOTT’s range is considerable.
Markets and Applications
A number of markets are served by products manufactured and processed in Valašské Meziříčí, providing advanced glass solutions for a wide range of applications. Our Home Appliance division offers processed flat glass solutions for domestic appliances and kitchens, combining a commitment to state-of-the-art technology with sleek and user-friendly esthetics; our Food Display division supplies markets such as grocery retail to offer energy-saving solutions allied to inventive designs and durable units; and SCHOTT’s Lighting and Imaging solutions set new standards for markets including the aerospace and automotive industries.
SCHOTT prides itself on working closely with commercial partners and customers to create bespoke products closely tailored to their needs, with a strong commitment to innovation and quality. This is seen in our huge range of advanced lighting and imaging components, which includes hybrid products based on LED and fiber optic technology. Safe, long-lasting oven glasses for the home are another specialty, as are flat glasses for freezer and cooling displays in retail environments, ensuring outstanding thermal performance and reduced energy consumption.
A historic town built on glass
Surrounded by the picturesque Beskydy Mountains and the Vsetín Hills, the town of Valašské Meziříčí is located in the east of the Czech Republic, in Moravia, and is home to 22,750 inhabitants. The community was founded as far back as the 13th century and became known as a center for glassmaking from 1855, when a local glassworks rose to become one of the largest producers of light glass in the Austro-Hungarian empire. Those skills and traditions were handed down the generations, which was one of the reasons why SCHOTT decided to build an operational base here.