Schott will add a modern new building to its existing plant in Western Landshut, Bavaria, Germany, which will be 100% climate neutral.

The expansion will see double-digit million euro sum investment from the company.

The investment aligns with the company’s continuous growth strategy, and its commitment to environmental stewardship.

The facility will meet all its electricity needs using renewable energy sources.

The project is planned to be completed in autumn 2025.

After completion, the current Schott plant in the city centre will relocate to the new site and begin consolidating into a large competence centre in Landshut.

During the official groundbreaking ceremony on 5 December 2023, Peter Kniprath, Head of Schott Business Unit Electronic Packaging, welcomed Landshut's Lord Mayor Alexander Putz, and Lower Bavaria's District President Rainer Haselbeck, as well as other guests.

Mr Kniprath said: "As the centre of our site, the new building will enable us to strengthen Landshut as one of the most important innovation and development locations of the Schott Group.”

Site manager Thomas Gassner added: "By optimising the structures and creating state-of-the-art production facilities, we will be able to further improve our international competitiveness and create a modern and future-oriented environment for our employees."

The new building in the heart of Bavaria reaffirms Schott’s commitment to the region, after doing business there for over 80 years.

The Landshut site serves as a competence centre for glass-metal bonding technology and an innovation centre for specialty glass powders. Today, the site has over 550 employees.