During this period, SCHOTT Orim has managed to double its sales, furthermore expanded its staff from 350 employees in 2002 to nearly 600 today. The company serves its customers in Europe and Turkey from its headquarters in Çerkezköy and its second production site in Bolu.
The joint venture SCHOTT Flat Glass BV - that still traded under the name SCHOTT Glaverbel at the time - acquired the Turkish flat glass processing company Orim in 2003. “Since then, we have managed to improve the quality of our products from year to year. Nevertheless, many new innovations, including high-quality refrigerator shelving systems and new business with glass for extractor hoods, have also contributed to our growth,” says Miguel Seidenfaden, head of SCHOTT Flat Glass. “The fact that we manufacture in a much more environmentally friendly manner today is yet another one of our successful achievements,” he adds.
For instance, today, a lot less water is used in manufacturing than ten years ago now that we have installed closed water circulation systems. “As a sign of our continued growth, which we also plan to pursue in the future, we decided to plant a tree for each of our customers,” says Hakan Gerdan, Managing Director of SCHOTT Orim.
The well-known Turkish environmental organization Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion for Reforestation and the Protection of Natural Assets (TEMA) took care of this project at SCHOTT Orim’s request.
SCHOTT Orim is considered an important manufacturer of decorated and tempered flat glass products for the White Goods industry. At its production site in Çerkezköy, Turkey, it produces e.g. refrigerator shelves for the Business Unit Home Tech.
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.