Horn Glass Industries AG

HORN Glass Industries AG, a German specialist in the design and supply of complete glass melting technology is a solution partner for the worldwide glass industry. With its abroad subsidiary companies in the Czech Republic, India, Malaysia, Ukraine, Brazil and China HORN match the glass industry requirement for local and fast activities.

With its more than 135 years of experience in glass melting HORN has a wide range of experience in the design, manufacture and supply of different furnace types for production of lighting ware, tableware, containers, cast glass, float glass, solar glass and technical glassware.

The range of products includes utility equipment as combustion systems, electric control equipment as well as modern process controlling with SCADA systems at the highest standard, to name but a few.

A reference of more than 20.000 tonnes of glass per day coming from furnaces made by HORN express the professional and reliable performance of the market leader in glass melting furnaces.


Company Horn Glass Industries AG
Address Bergstraße 2
95703 Plößberg
Country Germany
Phone 0049 9636 9204-0
Fax 0049 9636 920410
Email Email Contact
Internet www.hornglass.com
Employees 450
Turnover 100 Mio. Euro
Certificates DIN ISO 9001:2000
Year founded 1999
Export Rate 90%

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Name Mr. Dipl.-Ing. Stephan Meindl
Position President and CEO
Phone 0049 9636 9204 52
Fax 0049 9636 9204 10
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Name Ms. Ekaterina Firsova
Position Executive Director Glass Plant Technology
Phone 0049 9636 9204 61
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Name Mr. Dipl.-Ing. Ulrich Imhof
Position Executive Director Container/Special Glass
Phone 0049 9636 9204 83
Fax 0049 9636 9204 10
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Horn Glass Industries AG
Bergstrasse 2
95703 Plößberg
Phone: 0049 9636 92040
FAX: 0049 9636 920410



The heart of the HORN Glass Industries AG is the engineering of glass melting furnaces for the glass industry. Numerous national as well as international companies have placed their entire plant engineering in the hands of HORN.

Plant planning and design are done on the most modern CAD stations and executed using equally modern construction methods. This has led to HORN being the "innovation factory". Furthermore the whole peripheral equipment around the furnace and forehearths is supplied.

Reliability and durability are the chief criteria for all equipment whether wholly or partly manufactured in house. Individual consultation in terms of the selection, adaptation and application of technically and economically sound solutions are HORN´s speciality.

The company is specialized to tailor entire plant packages for Container and Float glass industry. The products outside of the standard range of HORN can be supplied together with the furnace. So to speak, HORN is your one-stop-shop.

  • Melting Furnace
  • Forehearth
  • Boosting Systems
  • Heating Equipment
  • Batch Chargers
  • Electrical Equipment
  • Peripheral Equipment



Eastern European glass fiber producer confirms new oxyfuel furnace

The company is among the largest manufacturers of the insulation industry and will start the new furnace in Q2


  • Batch, Furnace, Melting, Coating


Groesste von HORN gelieferte U-Flammenwanne - 185,4 m²

HORN hat mit dem türkischen Glashersteller Baştürk Cam Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş das größte U-Flammenwannen Projekt der Firmengeschichte


  • Batch, Furnace, Melting, Coating


Largest End Fired Furnace supplied by HORN – 185.4 m²

HORN has completed its biggest End Fired Furnace project in the company´s history with Turkish glass manufacturer Baştürk Cam Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. In June


  • Batch, Furnace, Melting, Coating


Noelle + von Campe contracts HORN for furnace repair

Glass furnace manufacturer and turnkey specialist HORN Glass Industries was awarded the contract for the general repair of furnace 4 at Noelle + von


  • Batch, Furnace, Melting, Coating


Wiegand-Glas relies on HORN Glass Industries AG technology for the fifth time in succession

The family-run Wiegand-Glas Group is a wellknown German container glass manufacturer dedicated to innovative packaging concepts made of glass and


  • Batch, Furnace, Melting, Coating


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PDF 2679794 Glass Industry Image
HORN Glass Industries AG has expertise in the design, manufacture and supply of different furnace types, such as regenerative, recuperative continuous tank furnaces, float furnaces and electrical tank furnaces for the production of lighting ware, tableware, containers, cast glass, float glass, solar glass, pharmaceutical glass, cosmetic glass and technical glassware.
PDF 435129 Batch Charger
Description of various batch chargers available - HVR, HVFE etc.
PDF 429560 Burners
Gas burner lances Oil burner lances Air casing burners Mixture burners
PDF 632979 Colouring Forehearths
All forehearths are individually designed depending on the colours required, the tonnage and the conditions on site. All forehearths generally consist of a heating up / dosing zone, a stirrer zone, a cooling zone, as well as a conditioning zone.
PDF 1598536 CORA
The CORA system is a specially designed supply station to pre-mix gas and combustion air in a constant ratio for combustion inside the distributor and forehearths.
PDF 157549 Drainage system
THE system to remove frequently arising zircon cords
PDF 311524 Float Glass Technology
For over a hundred years, the German furnace manufacturer, HORN, has formed reliable partnerships with glass producers worldwide, supplying our renowned range of glass melting furnaces for container glass production through to float glass lines.
PDF 527878 Forehearths
Every distributor and forehearth concept is a unique compromise between the customer’s requirements and the technical feasibility.
- the precise, non-contact glass level measuring device
PDF 278051 Electric Boosting system
Reliable electric boosting systems to increase glass pull and glass quality
PDF 1252313 Bubbling system
A system to support and stabilize the glass flow in order to increase glass quality
PDF 634764 Service works at furnaces
Installation and commissioning Furnace repair works Heating up Furnace draining Furnace inspection Trouble-shooting Computer modelling Project management
PDF 373858 Electrode holder
Reliable and high-quality electrode holders

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The company Horn Glass Industries AG offers its products and services in the area of Burner, Burner Design, Controlling and Automation (MSR), Doghouse, Energy Supply, Feeder Design, Furnace Cooling, Installation / Assembly, Melting Furnace, Recuperative Chamber, Refractory Materials, Regenerative Chamber, Steel Construction, Technical Calculations, Technical Planning, Technical Planning & calculations

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