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.

Exklusivglaeser RASTAL - 100 years of Rastal

Everything kicked off in 1964 with the tulip-shaped Bitburger glass that is iconic today: Exclusive shapes for beverage brands made the name Rastal internationally famous.

Rastal 1 - 100 years of Rastal

Delighted at winning the Promotional Gift Award 2019 for Smartprint®: Rastal Chief Designer Carsten Kehrein, master of printing Stefan Keil and Executive Director, Raymond Sahm-Rastal (f.t.l.).

In addition to optimised production process and the collaboration with international partners, Rastal is also well-aligned thanks to pioneering technologies. For example, the customising technology Smartprint® that was distinguished with the Promotional Gift Award 2019 enables an NFC chip to be integrated into the glass and opens up countless new communication options to promoting companies.

A detailed portrait on Rastal can be found in eppi magazine No. 129 (June, 5, 2019).


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