Schott AG is an international manufacturing group of glass and
glass-ceramics. The company is headquartered in Mainz,
employs approximately 15,100 people worldwide. All shares of Schott
AG are solely held by the
Carl Zeiss Foundation. The company reported
sales worth 2.05 billion Euros in its fiscal year 2016/2017.
2 Schott Solar
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In 1884, the glass chemist
Otto Schott partnered with the congenial
Carl Zeiss and his son Roderich Zeiss, founded the
Glastechnisches Laboratorium Schott & Genossen, which would later
become Jenaer Glaswerke Schott & Genossen and then Schott AG.
Schott developed and manufactured optical glasses for microscopes,
telescopes and binoculars. Around 1890 Schott developed borosilicate
glass products featuring a low thermal expansion coefficient and high
chemical resistance very suitable for laboratory equipment, which was
later marketed under the DURAN brand until the equity carve-out of
these products to the DURAN Group in 2005. Glass-ceramics with even
lower thermal expansion coefficient have been marketed since 1968 as
Zerodur for telescope mirrors and other technical applications and
Ceran for cooktops.
Erich Schott, the son of the company founder, took over the management
of the plant in 1927. The company suffered a severe blow at the end of
World War II, when American troops brought its management and select
experts over to West Germany. After the main production plant in Jena
was expropriated by the communist government, Erich Schott opened a
new plant in Mainz, the company's current headquarters, in 1952.
Products of Jenaer Glaswerks Schott & Gen at an exhibition in
During Germany's division, there were two independent companies: the
VEB Jenaer Glaswerk at the historical site, which would later be
integrated into the combine VEB
Carl Zeiss Jena, and the glassworks in
Mainz that traded under the name Jenaer Glaswerk Schott & Gen.
After the close cooperation of the two glassworks in the first years
World War II
World War II was stopped by the GDR in 1953, a dispute arose
over the use of the company's name and logo, a square with a circle
and the words
Glass with the superscript "er". The two parties
finally reached an agreement in 1981, which allowed the West German
company to use the name with the supercript and the square with a
circle, while the East German company was permitted to use the term
"Jenaer Glass." After the fall of the inner German border in 1989, the
company based in
Mainz acquired the East German company in Jena.
A Schott plant in Valašské Meziříčí, Czech Republic.
In 2008, Schott announced that it planned to produce crystalline
photovoltaic cells and modules with a total of 450 MW annually. It
also planned to produce thin-film PV wafers with a capacity of 100
MW. In 2009, the company inaugurated a US$100 million solar
manufacturing facility in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA to build
receivers for concentrated solar thermal power plants (CSP) and 64 MW
of photovoltaic modules. They had already been making 15 MW of
photovoltaics annually in Billerica, Massachusetts, until the factory
was closed in 2009. In June 2012, Schott announced that its
Albuquerque plant would close down, laying off all photovoltaic cell
manufacturing employees immediately and ramping down the remaining
employees over the rest of the summer. The company started
operating in China since 2011, with a large production.
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^ "Schott Solar to shutter PV module production facility in Billerica,
MA". PV-Tech. Retrieved 2016-03-15.
^ Robinson-Avila, Kevin. "Updated: Schott Solar Mesa del Sol Plant To
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