Groupe Pochet and Koa Glass have signed a partnership to share their glass expertise and meet the needs of the glass beauty market.

France’s Groupe Pochet and Japan’s Koa Glass are two family companies that have known each other for a long time.

Building on this shared history, the two glass manufacturers have decided to strengthen their ties by signing a long-term partnership.

They will share their expertise on hot glass and decoration techniques, as well as pooling the development and production capacities to meet the needs of the market in the different geographical areas.

Hironari Idei, President and CEO of Koa Glass, said: “Thanks to this partnership between our two family-owned companies, we are delighted to develop a co-innovation model, based on the sharing of knowledge, in order to offer our customers ever more innovative products.”

Benoit Marszalek, Director of Operations at Pochet du Courval, said: “The need to share information and pool our expertise has become essential to progress in our glass know-how.

“The experts from Groupe Pochet and Koa Glass are already working together to promote these exchanges with tangible results.”