It all started in Jena, Germany: By establishing the glass technical laboratory SCHOTT & Genossen in 1884 in Jena, Germany, Otto Schott revolutionized the science and technology of glass. He has since then been called the “founder of modern-age glass technology”. For 125 years, SCHOTT has been setting the standard in the special glass industry. Using experience gained in the past, the company creates new ideas for the future. Ceran® glass-ceramic cooktops and components for solar systems are only two examples of innovative technologies born from tradition.