HORN®’s current status of knowledge is based on more than 135 years of experience, which enables the company to supply the highest quality products for the production of beverage bottles, food containers, drinking glasses, window panes, automotive glass, glass tubes, glass fibres or special glass. 

With its abroad subsidiary companies in China, Malaysia, India, Croatia, Ukraine, the Czech Republic and Brazil, HORN® ensures short response time and proximity for its customers worldwide. Still, 90% of the products are exported from the HORN® headquarters in Plössberg (located in the Bavarian Upper Palatinate, Germany) to more than 75 countries worldwide.

At all times, HORN® offers its customers full support and a helping hand. Due to a very high level of vertical integration of all products, HORN® offers tailor-made solutions and, at the same time, has ventured into new areas, e.g. in the construction of proprietary tin baths and related equipment.

HORN® manufactures a wide range of products in its own workshops in Plössberg such as:

  • Gas, oxyfuel and heavy oil heating for melting furnaces
  • Electric boosting systems
  • Batch chargers
  • Burners
  • Stirrers
  • Tin baths and tin bath equipment
  • Tweels
  • Dross boxes
  • Waste gas reversing units
  • Control cabinets and SCADA systems

HORN® is the service provider for the realisation of customer visions and projects in the field of glass and supports its customers from the first draught through the implementation process to permanent production support on-site.

  • Technology and system solution partner
  • Flexible and customer oriented
  • High vertical integration
  • Worldwide active
  • Financially sound


1884:The company August HORN® was founded
1999:Takeover by Certina AG and foundation of HORN® Bau & Service GmbH
2012:Acquisition of HORN® Glass CZ s.r.o., HORN® India Pvt. Ltd. and HORN® Asia Pacific SDN. BHD. (Malaysia). Foundation of HORN® Glass Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
2014:Foundation of EUROX® Sauerstoff Mess-Systeme GmbH
2017:Foundation of HORN® Glass Ukraine LLC. and HORN® Glass Slavonija d.o.o. 
2018:Foundation of HORN® cite a.s., Czech Republic
Now: Moravia a.s., Czech Republic
2020:Foundation of HORN® Glass Brazil Ltda.
2021:Takeover of JSJ Jodeit 
2024:Foundation of HORN® ROTEC S.R.L.



From the glass furnace construction company serving the glass industry since 1884, HORN® has, over generations, developed into the leading international glass plant design and construction company it is today.

The former family owned company belongs to the Certina AG Group since 1999, a holding company for small and medium sized niche companies. HORN® was restructured and renamed HORN® Glass Industries AG. In 2003, HORN® was certified according to the quality certificate DIN EN ISO 9001. The consistency of the HORN® group’s fast and flexible reaction as well as the high standard of the project documentation was positively audited.



HORN® is a leading international supplier of high quality glass melting solutions and services. As a reliable and flexible partner, HORN® constantly strives to deliver the best product possible in terms of price and quality, allowing its customers to benefit from an optimised glass production process.

Our vision as a global supplier of sustainable glass melting technologies is to become THE preferred supplier for the global flat and hollow glass industry.

We achieve this through the central statements of our company and quality policy by:

  • giving our customers the feeling that their project is "in good hands" with HORN
  • driving continuous improvement of the company while at the same time being highly flexible in relation to customer requirements
  • offering our employees a secure job
  • enabling pleasant work with the appropriate infrastructure
  • building long-term and trusting partnerships with our suppliers
  • gradually increasing the company value for our shareholders
  • demonstrating our investors a transparent and economical work
  • regularly coordination with authorities and implementation of their legal requirements. 




HORN® is fascinated by technology and driven by innovative thinking. That’s why the company constantly tries to improve technical details along the whole process line.