Stoelzle Glass Group has acquired the Anchor Hocking Glass Company facility at Monaca, Pennsylvania, USA.

Austria’s Stoelzle Glass Group serves international customers from its four business units: Pharma, Perfumery & Cosmetics, Spirits, and Consumer. This is its seventh glass plant and its first in the United States and the first outside Europe.

August Grupp, President of Stoelzle USA, said: “Our clear focus on manufacturing, service excellence and 200 years of experience led us to a global leading position and will ensure stability and business continuity to all customers of the Monaca plant."

Stoelzle said it planned to bundle its experts and specialists together with an investment and modernisation programme in the next few years to secure sustainable growth.

This will be paired with fulfilling the highest quality expectations to all customers in its aim to become a leading supplier for high quality glass containers in the United States and North America.

Anchor Hocking Glass Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Oneida Group.