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Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) recognizes SCHOTT's expertise in pharmaceutical glass manufacturing

-Decision rewards company’s strong commitment to international Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standard
-One of only two international companies invited as members of the Committee for Chemicals
-SCHOTT achieves uniform quality standards over last 25 years      

The international technology group SCHOTT has been appointed to India’s national standards body. As a new Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) member, the company will advise CHD-10, a subcommittee of the Chemicals Department, on specifications and guidelines for various kinds of glass manufacturing in India – mainly for pharmaceutical tubing but also for other applications such as fire-safe glass, household appliances, and fiber optics. This allows BIS to tap into SCHOTT’s vast experience in the areas of specialty glasses, materials and advanced technologies.

“It is a tremendous privilege to support BIS in improving glass manufacturing standards in India,” says Sundeep Prabhu, Vice President Marketing and Sales for Pharmaceutical Tubing at SCHOTT Glass India. “This milestone is another illustration of the outstanding standardization of product quality and manufacturing processes SCHOTT has achieved in India. Together with BIS, our efforts will benefit Indian consumers as well as industry by ensuring that glass products are safe, reliable and of highest quality.”

BIS’ decision underlines SCHOTT’s position as a global leader in high quality glass manufacturing. Working closely with India’s national standards body, SCHOTT will share its decades of expertise with the aim of enhancing production and testing standards of India’s glass manufacturing industry. For more than 125 years, SCHOTT has constantly improved its quality standards to accommodate evolving market demands and deliver maximum benefits to its customers. A key global success factor for SCHOTT has been its strong focus on maintaining the highest quality standards. Company data released recently proves that SCHOTT managed to maintain stringent quality standards in the area of pharmaceutical tubing consistently over the last 25 years (1988-2013).

“At SCHOTT, we have been setting standards for manufacturing glass tubing with our technical terms of supply. This means we are committed to constantly improve our production process and offer our customers the highest possible transparency and quality assurance,” says Jürgen Achatz, Global Sales Director for Pharmaceutical Tubing at SCHOTT.

SCHOTT offers pharmaceutical glass tubing products & services to customers world-wide from its five production sites in Europe, South America and Asia, including the one in Jambusar, Gujarat which serves the Asia region.

SCHOTT is an international technology group with more than 125 years of experience in the areas of specialty glasses and materials and advanced technologies. SCHOTT ranks number one in the world with many of its products. Its core markets are the household appliance, pharmaceuticals, electronics, optics, solar power, transportation and architecture industries. The company is strongly committed to contributing to its customers’ success and making SCHOTT an important part of people’s lives with its high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is committed to managing its business in a sustainable manner and supporting its employees, society and the environment. The SCHOTT Group maintains close proximity to its customers with manufacturing and sales units in 35 different countries. Its workforce of around 16,000 employees generated worldwide sales of approximately 2 billion euros for the 2011/2012 fiscal year. SCHOTT AG, with its headquarters in Mainz, Germany, is owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation.

About Bureau of Indian Standards
Bureau of Indian Standards is the apex authority in creating and maintaining all matters concerning Standardization, Certification and Quality in all industrial sectors. . The CHD 10 Sectional Committee is a part of the Chemical Department. It is in charge of standards for glass, glassware and laboratory-ware. Members belong to Government institutions, manufactures and user groups.

March 22nd, 2013

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