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"Stölzle creates great products that I believe have helped our company and the restaurants I have been involved in not only maximize profit, but also give a great quality product to my guests. I can remember for years watching our waiters take the glasses, polish them and wonder how many glasses would break that evening. We were in the separate stem, separate bowl situation for so many years. Stölzle came around and gave us glasses that I watch with absolute joy as my servers polish--and I don't lose three, four, five glasses every single server shift.

I always have glasses when I need them, when they're promised. The bottom line is- I'm looking to satisfy my guests, I'm looking to satisfy my financial statements here at the restaurant, and what I get [with the Stölzle product] is the full picture. Our costs are down regularly because of using this particular glassware, and my guests are constantly satisfied. For that, I want to say 'thank you' to Stölzle."

Mickey Bakst, General Manager
Charleston Grill

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Overview

Stölzle is an international German glassware manufacturing company. Stölzle creates crystal drinking glasses for the restaurant, hotel and retail sector . We ensure that our product maximizes the full potential, flavor and aroma of each individual drink. The professional design and hi-tech production guarantee optimum performance durability and elegance.

For over 200 years, Stölzle has been recognized as Europe's leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of high-quality, 100% lead free crystal glassware for the foodservice and retail market. While Stölzle is very proud of its long European and international history and tradition, we continually seek to develop innovative new shapes and designs. Our six factories are the most economical and environmentally advanced factories in Europe. We like to say that we are in the wine business and glassware is our medium.

Stölzle's Eco-Friendly Production Advantage:
Our lead-free crystal has a higher clarity, more brilliance, and is environmentally safer when compared to glass that contains lead. The lead-free crystal glass overall is a harder product and when produced correctly is very strong. We've been producing lead-free crystal glassware for our entire 200 year history, so we know how to best finish the product.

We produce many of our lines with "pulled stem" technology. For a "pulled stem" the factory machines blow the molten glass into the mold, the stem is then pulled from the bowl to create one solid piece bowl and stem. Then the foot plate is attached and fire melted to give the overall appearance of a single piece.

The containers in which Stölzle's products are packaged are also "green." The RESY System is a German system that provides a facility for reclaiming and recycling used paper and corrugated board shipping containers

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