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The heart of family-owned RITZENHOFF AG still beats where the company’s history began 100 years ago: at the company’s headquarters in Marsberg, Sauerland. Using wood from the area’s dense forests, glassworks as far back as the 18th century transformed silica sand into glass.

The RITZENHOFF family business has always been part of that tradition, gradually evolving over time from a classic factory to one of Germany’s most renowned high-tech glassworks.

Like the primeval soup, the molten glass – a mixture of silica sand, sodium carbonate, limestone, potassium carbonate and potassium nitrate – is “cooked” at about 1,500 degrees Celsius. Drop-shape lumps of liquid glass are then extracted from the soup and shaped while cooling. Goblets, for instance, are “blown”, and stems are pressed, but glasses can also be laser-cut, assembled from parts and fused. All these processes are combined to turn a red-hot lump into a high-quality crystal glass object.

Manufacturing drinking-glasses for the beverage industry, RITZENHOFF AG has for many years maintained its leading position in the crystal quality stemmed-glass segment (exclusive glasses).

Visit the website from RITZENHOFF

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Ritzenhoff

  • The heart of family-owned RITZENHOFF AG still beats where the company’s history began 100 years ago: at the company’s headquarters in Marsberg, Sauerland. Using wood from the area’s dense forests, glassworks as far back as the 18th century transformed silica sand into glass.

     

    The RITZENHOFF family business has always been part of that tradition, gradually evolving over time from a classic factory to one of Germany’s most renowned high-tech glassworks.

    Like the primeval soup, the molten glass – a mixture of silica sand, sodium carbonate, limestone, potassium carbonate and potassium nitrate – is “cooked” at about 1,500 degrees Celsius. Drop-shape lumps of liquid glass are then extracted from the soup and shaped while cooling. Goblets, for instance, are “blown”, and stems are pressed, but glasses can also be laser-cut, assembled from parts and fused. All these processes are combined to turn a red-hot lump into a high-quality crystal glass object.

    Manufacturing drinking-glasses for the beverage industry, RITZENHOFF AG has for many years maintained its leading position in the crystal quality stemmed-glass segment (exclusive glasses).

    Visit the website from RITZENHOFF

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