D – 100 years ago Eugen Sahm laid the foundation for the company Rastal. The German company that specialises in glass refining has been family-owned ever since and looks back on a successful company history: The invention of exclusive shapes for breweries and innovative customising technologies made Rastal famous worldwide and have brought the company 200 design prizes over its 100-year history. In 2016, Rastal was distinguished as brand of the century by the publishing company Deutsche Standards. Today, under the direction of Eugen Sahm‘s grand-son, Raymond Sahm-Rastal, the international group that is based in Höhr-Grenzhausen and which maintains further plants in Chur, Switzerland; Castell San Giovanni, Italy; Gliwice in Poland and Sibiu in Romania, employees a workforce of 350 people. Up to 250,000 individually designed glasses leave the main plant every day, the annual production volume is approx. 120 million glasses.
A detailed portrait on Rastal can be found in eppi magazine No. 129 (June, 5, 2019).