Glass manufacturer invests £75,000 in facilities to service growing rum market

A glass manufacturer based in Knottingley has invested £75,000 in mould equipment at its production facility to launch a new range of bottles aimed at the burgeoning rum market.

Stölzle Glass Group has launched the Prestige Standards range, which caters for start ups who may not have the capital for fully bespoke bottles but still want their glassware to feel high quality. The launch comes as a result of Stölzle finding an opportunity in the rum sector for startups to make their mark ahead of the expected boom in interest for the spirit over the next couple of years.

Gary Steen, UK Sales Director at Stölzle, said: “Our last major investment in facilities and machinery was in 2016 but this year is setting the scene for the future. The Standards launch has seen us capitalise on a shift in trends and enable us to invest further in our local site, and next year we have multi-million-pound plans to further develop our machinery to continue servicing our growing market with the highest quality products.”

Stölzle has created a range totaling 12 bottles. Each has designed and precision-engineered glass bottle standards as a canvas for bringing spirit brands to life. All bottles are categorised by four different families.

Each bottle in the range has the capability to be coloured and customised to a business’ brand aesthetic. Brands can also decorate their bottles with a number of techniques including, but not limited to, Screen Printing, Acid-Etch Spraying and Precious Metal Application.

Stölzle Glass Group has been at its Yorkshire site since 1994 and employs over 384 people.