Crystalite Bohemia (lead free) and Bohemia Jihlava (24% Pbo)
Crystalite Bohemia Svetla and Sazavou:
There are records of glass production in the Bohemia region dating back to the end of the 16th century. The glassworks in Svetla and Sazavou began in 1967, when the foundation stone was laid and work began on the construction of a new modern glass manufacturing plant. Production began in 1970 with a range of mostly handmade 24% lead crystal products.
A revolutionary change came in 1975 with the introduction of automatic production of machine-blown stemware.
Another major step forward, allowing the factory to keep pace with other glass manufacturers around the world, came in 1998-2000. This was the start of production on two new smelting aggregates for making large presses with unique product specifications up to 43 cm in size and weighing up to 6 kg.
Crystalite Bohemia currently operates 5 smelting aggregates with a daily smelting capacity of 96 tons, producing ecologically clean, lead-free molten glass known as crystallite. The factory is producing annually approximately 17 million pieces of machine-blown stemware and 5.5 million of gift items. These products are exported to 52 destinations all over the world. The Company currently employs approximately 700 people and generates a turnover of approximately EUR 40 million per year.
Czech crystal has a rich history that dates back to the 17th century when the first cutters began working with natural crystal found in abundance throughout Bohemia region. The natural resources as well as skill of Czech artisans lead to the subsequent fame of Czech crystal.By the beginning of the 18th century, Czech crystal was well established and famous far beyond the frontiers of the country. Town Jihlava is the oldest Bohemia mining townsand Jihlava Glassworks were especially instrumental in spreading the fame of Czech crystal since its foundation in 1845.
Bohemia Jihlava company successfully follows on the years of tradition set by Bohemia Glassworks with high quality standards and unique designs. Bohemia Jihlava's designers always strive for a timeless appearance and enhancing the functionality of each unique piece. Bohemia Jihlava has built up the reputation of a worldwide supplier of prestigious crystal products ideal as tableware, gifts and decorative pieces with high lead content which gives products lively sparkle and brilliance in every detail.
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