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With more than 160 years of tradition Steklarna Hrastnik is a renowned global partner in developing and manufacturing world-class engineered glass products. It is famous for creating with one of the clearest glasses in the world and it is the daughter company of GlobalGlass Holding.
We create a wide array of products, including premium bottles for spirit industry, bottles for cosmetic industry and tableware products. All our products are distinguished by a perfect combination of style and quality in all ranges. From traditional designs to innovative, award-winning designer solutions, our products have received recognition and awards like the Puzzle bowl which was 2016’s the Red Dot Design award winner. Being made of top-quality glass, all our products are acclaimed for their perfect crystal shine and being completely free of heavy metals.
Not only are the volumes tailored to customer’s needs, so are the products themselves. All items can be customized through comprehensive decoration techniques which result in unique and stunning results that speak our customers’ vision. Steklarna Hrastnik is a one-stop shop that offers the full range of services, from idea to development and from design to delivery, all while focusing on flexible and excellent service, quick arrival to the market and tailor-made solutions.
To be the most inspiring, most sustainable, and most profitable high-end glass packaging company on the planet.
To deliver the glass packaging experiences that no one else can, with an agility, pride and passion that no one else can match.
It all started in 1860, when a glassmaking plant was built in a small town that goes by the name Hrastnik. It took a little more than a decade of growing until it became one of the largest glassworks in then Austro-Hungarian Monarchy.
Driven by innovation from the start, the company introduced a new way of heating the glass furnace. Instead of coal, they started using coal generated gas, which was the most modern technology in the Austro-Hungarian empire at the time. Even Ernst Werner von Siemens himself was present at the first trial, as the generators were designed based on his plans. The prosperous technique was successfully used for more than 90 years.
By the end of the century, the glassworks specialised in three glass product lines – glassware, packaging and lighting glass, while the manual production gave way to industrial processes using presses and semi-automatic machinery.
With Franc Wieltshnigg in charge, Steklarna Hrastnik achieved new heights and expanded to worldwide markets. The main reason was adding focus on commercial glass instead of fine cut glass products that resembled crystal.
The company introduced the first automated machine for small packaging glass products which produced bottles up to 250 ml. Bottles were mostly used for farmacy, cosmetics and food industry.
Year 1977 marks the introduction of the first electronically controlled automated machine. At the time packaging became the dominant segment.
The packaging glass product line was moved to a brand-new plant, built according to the standards of the best available technique for the industry following EU recommendations.
To meet the demands and extand our portfolio of glass packaging products, perfumery and cosmetics segment was reintroduced.
With the transition towards industry 4.0, automation and digitalization of processes becomes the focal point of further development.
Steklarna Hrastnik is compliant with the ISO 9001:2015 standard for quality management systems. With this internationally recognised standard we are proving to our customers, consumers, employees and owners that we constantly strive toward achieving the highest possible quality of our products and services, while constantly improving the processes.
ISO 14001 is the international standard for organizations that monitor the environmental impact of their operations. Following the successive steps of the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle, ISO 14001 details the most important requirements for identifying, managing and monitoring the environmental aspects of each organization.
Steklarna Hrastnik is a holder of the HACCP certificate.Certifying good manufacturing practice, good hygiene practice and the compliance with the principles for risk management and for ensuring product safety.
Steklarna Hrastnik is among a group of socially resposible companies who give special emphasis to coordination of career and family life with their employees. By following the measures of the certificate, the company constantly improves working conditions for employees with families.
In 2019, Steklarna Hrastnik was among the golden companies with an excellent credit rating once again. The Platinum Creditworthiness certificate by Bisnode ranks us among the 1.5% of the most successful, fair, and reliable companies in Slovenia. We attribute this achievement to our outstanding team, top-level technology, and the drive to become even better.
Steklarna Hrastnik passed the fourth social system audit for Sainsbury’s, a chain of supermarkets, according to the principles of SMETA 5 (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit or social audit). The successful audit further confirms that Steklarna Hrastnik is an excellent, reliable supplier of high-quality glass products.