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The German glass industry

There are some 400 companies and around 53,000 employees in the German glass industry operating in the sectors of container glass, flat glass, special glass and in the glass processing and refinement sector. In 2015, it generated total revenue of around EUR 9,19 billion.

Glass sectors

The glass manufacturing industry has a total of six sectors, each of which produces glass for different applications.


Markets & applications

Glass is one of the most versatile of materials and we use it in many areas of our daily lives.


Economic situation & sector data

The German glass industry closed 2015 with slight revenue growth.


Trends & developments

German glass manufacturers regularly develop new and forward-looking products made of glass.