As per the Press Release dated 20th May, 2019 (Link to Press Release: Bucher Emhart Glass sold its Refractory Business to the Austrian RATH Group, an internationally active company for high-quality refractory solutions.

Bucher Emhart Glass has entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with the RATH Group. Therefore, after closing of the Sale to RATH all outstanding purchase orders will be going over to RATH with all the rights and obligations thereunder. The closing will take place on August 31, 2019. After closing, all contacts, enquiries and orders regarding refractories will be handled by RATH.

RATH, a worldwide active producer and provider of high quality refractories, offers you its comprehensive product range for the glass industrial applications. Covering the complete process chain, they deliver refractory and insulating materials for regenerator chambers, furnaces, distributors, forehearths and of course the original Emhart Glass System for feeder expendables (Rath Website:

RATH will contact you separately to introduce you to your dedicated contact person. Meanwhile Mr. Robert Nusszer, Head of Global Business Unit Glass at RATH, likes to answer your questions.

Mr. Robert Nusszer

Head of Global Business Unit Glass

RATH Group

In the meantime, we would like to thank you for your continued business over the last years. We are convinced that these are positive news for you, our customer, and the container glass industry!