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01.02.2018, Mainz, Germany

SCHOTT further strengthens its business in Japan by unifying two entities

  • Tokyo and Shiga entities have joined together as one company, operating under the new name SCHOTT Japan Corporation
  • The unification emphasizes SCHOTT’s commitment to the Japanese market
  • Integrated R&D and production facilities highlight a new chapter in SCHOTT’s over 50-year business history in Japan
  • Effective February 1, 2018, the international technology group SCHOTT is proud to announce the unification of two key business entities in Japan. SCHOTT Nippon K.K., the former sales company headquartered in Shinjuku, Tokyo and SCHOTT Japan Corporation, the R&D, production, and sales company in Shiga Prefecture, will now operate as a singular entity under the name SCHOTT Japan Corporation.

    SCHOTT has a successful 50-year history in Japan as an expert in specialty glass. With this unification, the newly formed company SCHOTT Japan Corporation will relaunch as a business that can offer comprehensive solutions in advanced specialty glass applications for customers in Japan. This will include local presence for R&D and production for the electronic packaging business as well as sales capacity for the entire SCHOTT Group.

    The Minakuchi site was originally established in 2000 as NEC SCHOTT Components Corporation, a joint venture company with NEC in Japan. In December 2017, it became a fully owned SCHOTT subsidiary and commenced business operations under its current name. The Minakuchi site develops, produces and markets electronic components, such as hermetic housings for the protection of sensitive electronics and its well-known SEFUSE® thermal fuses. The main applications for such electronic components include electronic devices, consumer electronics, automotive systems and optoelectronics.

    The Shinjuku, Tokyo sales office was founded in 1966 as the SCHOTT Group’s first sales office in Asia. The sales office handles sales and customer service for a wide range of SCHOTT products in the Japanese market, including glass-ceramics, optical glass, thin glass, and glass tubing. SCHOTT CERAN®, one of SCHOTT’s premier products, has been used in cooktop panels from Rinnai Corporation since 1977 and is widely recognized for its heat resistance capabilities.

    Both sites will continue operation of current business within their respective frameworks and actively seek to offer new value opportunities and further contributions to customer success by efficiently utilizing resources and leveraging each other’s strengths.

    About SCHOTT
    SCHOTT is a leading international technology group in the areas of specialty glass and glass-ceramics. The company has more than 130 years of outstanding development, materials and technology expertise and offers a broad portfolio of high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is an innovative enabler for many industries, including the home appliance, pharma, electronics, optics, life sciences, automotive and aviation industries. SCHOTT strives to play an important part of everyone’s life and is committed to innovation and sustainable success. The group maintains a global presence with production sites and sales offices in 33 countries. With its workforce of approximately 15,000 employees, sales of 2.05 billion euros were generated in fiscal year 2016/2017. The parent company, SCHOTT AG, has its headquarters in Mainz (Germany) and is solely owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation. As a foundation company, SCHOTT assumes special responsibility for its employees, society and the environment. www.schott.com

    About SCHOTT in Japan
    SCHOTT Japan Corporation is the wholly-owned subsidiary of the German-based international technology group SCHOTT. The company has approximately 220 employees at its Minakuchi site in Shiga Prefecture and its sales office in Tokyo. SCHOTT has a long history in Japan dating back to 1966, when the Group’s first sales company in Asia was established. In addition to selling SCHOTT products such as glass-ceramics, optical glass, thin glass, and glass tubing within the Japanese market, electronic components such as hermetically sealed packages and thermal fuses have been manufactured at the Minakuchi site since 2000. These products are used in electronic devices, consumer electronics, automotive systems and optoelectronics. SCHOTT CERAN®, one of SCHOTT’s premier products, has been used in cooktop panels from Rinnai Corporation since 1977 and is widely recognized for its heat resistance capabilities. http://schott.com/japan/ (Japanese)
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