The company began to grow. Soon after the acquisition, Rockwood invested in high-tech machinery, carried out extensive market research, brought in European engineers, and perhaps most importantly, implemented Laboratory Quality Control (QC). With QC, came the “lean manufacturing” philosophy. This enabled the healthy growth of the manufacturing plant and the expansion of its scope. New processes were implemented to reduce production times and costs, improve “right-first-time” results, and optimize customer service levels and quality control.
Rockwood & Hines Glass Group Co. has 2,200 employees across 14 locations on 3 continents, and has become China’s largest bespoke glass and ceramic bottle factory. It produces over 6 million exclusive bottles for some of the most prominent premium brands in the global spirits and beverages arena, and a further 500+ million classic bottles, annually. In addition to producing flint and super flint glass, Rockwood produces 40 million black glass bottles per year. It is the only manufacturing company working with cobalt blue glass in China. Rockwood is also leading the way in the niche market of premium bespoke ceramic bottles.
Rockwood’s well-earned reputation comes down to its client-centered approach, ambitious leadership, pioneering designers, attention to detail, and exceptional quality. And we remain a family-owned business, with a lot of heart, soul, and creative spirit permeating every project!