Situated in the heart of West Yorkshire, the British glass factory, Stölzle-Flaconnage was set up as J.W. Bagley and Co in 1871 by three local glass makers and became part of the Stölzle Glass Group in 1994. Over the past few years major investments were made both in production and decoration that turned the British factory into a state-of-the-art manufacturer. In addition to the furnace rebuild, the Cold End area was enlarged and a new mould shop and a mould design department were built in 2010. However, the most impressive feature remains the new Customer Centre with its conference and show rooms where customers can admire the latest masterpieces produced for the Prestige Spirits and Perfumery & Personal Care markets.
70% of Stölzle-Flaconnage’s total output is produced for the Prestige Spirits & Design market, with 30% supplied to leading Perfumery & Personal Care companies.
- BS ISO 9001
The furnace provides 155 tons of extra-white flint glass per day which results in a production of 110 million glass containers per annum. Some of the production lines are additionally equipped to manufacture feeder coloured glass.
In order to meet the requirements of the most challenging of customers, STF offers a full range of in-house decoration techniques: acid etching; automatic and semi-automatic silk screen printing in ceramic colours together with precious metals and the full spectrum of organic colours. Semi automatic and fully automatic heat release and water-slide transfer application are also offered. The range was completed by the introduction of hot foil stamping and a twin spraying line for organic colours, where different spray guns can be used in one process, achieving subtle, multi-coloured finishes.