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    Ritzenhoff – Passionate glassmakers since 1904

    With roots dating back to the 18th century, Ritzenhoff combines tradition with innovative strength and takes great pleasure in developing sophisticated glass solutions that inspire customers and consumers alike. Thanks to our experienced designers and innovative production techniques, we create extraordinary, unforgettable products that create unique moments and inspire people.

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    As a glass manufacturer ‘Made in Germany’, Ritzenhoff covers the entire production process from development to delivery. The first-class product quality, the distinct understanding of the market and high level of design competence is appreciated by our customers. We use the latest high-tech processes but also benefit from our roots in traditional craftsmanship and the art of glassmaking. Our glassblowers always produce the initial specimens and then in the finishing process, decorations are applied by hand to make a Ritzenhoff glass something very special.

    Made in Germany and short distances are the keys to success


    Staying close to the product and its production – that’s the secret of the flexibility and creativity with which Ritzenhoff delivers outstanding solutions that fulfil the most challenging requirements. Modern industry needs reliable partners who can deliver special solutions fast; a classic example being the beverage industry, where exclusive brand glasses help to maintain high sales levels to catering trade clients. A family-owned firm, Ritzenhoff`s recipe for success is a simple one: the company supplies glasses in every imaginable shape and style, and is also a single-source supplier for the entire range of services – from drafting a design to manufacturing the finished product, right down to warehousing, distribution and delivery logistics.


    Today, we produce up to 50 million glasses a year on four production lines at our company site in Sauerland, conveniently located in the center of Germany. A wide variety of techniques are used in the finishing process. In the futuristic showroom, Ritzenhoff presents the collections of Ritzenhoff Professional, the retail brand Ritzenhoff, and the products of Maxwell & Williams. Here, customers and business partners meet for sales talks, training sessions and meetings. The company's own warehouse with 16,000 pallet spaces and the adjoining logistics center offer the greatest possible flexibility in shipping. From here, products are sent all over the world.

    Where are we headed?

    Glass inspirations ©

    How do we reach our goal?

    Since 1904, we have stood for glass aesthetics "Made in Germany" that inspire people to express their individuality with style.

    Our vision

    Inspirations made of glass - Since 1904, Ritzenhoff has stood for leading glass aesthetics "Made in Germany", inspiring people and brands worldwide to express their individuality with style.

    Our mission

    • Ritzenhoff is the leading glass manufacturer with the highest competence in design and technology for extraordinary inspirations made of glass Made in Germany.
    • Ritzenhoff is a firmly established brand in the glass segment and represented in all relevant countries / regions as well as sales channels.
    • For our customers in the beverage and glass industry, Ritzenhoff is the full-service partner in the production, procurement and finishing of drinking glasses.
    • In our agile actions, we are customer-focused, taking into account our business management objectives.
    • The values of our Familien AG are our guideline in dealing with our employees, customers and suppliers; they determine our daily actions.


    Establishing sustainable practices in the company as an ongoing process is not only a challenge, but also offers great opportunities. It pays to operate in an economically, ecologically and socially responsible manner. This includes fair working conditions, environmental protection and the careful use of resources. We work consistently to anchor, continuously develop and implement sustainable processes in the company - for people, the environment and for future generations.

    We are sustainable because:

    • we work regionally and always give preference to awarding external contracts in the region.
    • since January 1, 2023, we have been working only with green electricity.
    • we perform our water purification with ozone and UV to reduce the use of biocides and hazardous substances.
    • we reintegrate our own cullet into the production cycle to avoid waste and save energy.
    • we source our main raw material "quartz sand" from Germany, thus avoiding long transport routes.
    • we are changing our finishing processes from ceramic to organic and digital.
    • we will reduce our carbon footprint by 62.3% by 2032.

    We are social:

    • With the values of a family business, we have regulated our working conditions fairly and are committed regionally.
    • We tailor the organization of working hours to the respective needs of the different employee groups.
    • We offer a performance-oriented and motivating salary structure and a company pension plan.
    • We offer all trainees a guaranteed job transfer after completion of their training.
    • A firmly established safety concept to protect our employees is regularly revised and updated.
    • We support the sporting activities of our employees, for example, through financially subsidized bike leasing.
    • We are involved regionally with donations in cash and in kind for schools, sports clubs, etc.
    • We support educational initiatives by participating in career fairs, offering internships and holding information events and company tours for school classes at the company.

    Energy Management

    RITZENHOFF AG has introduced an energy management system in accordance with DIN EN ISO 50001 since 2013. The efficient use of energy is an essential part of the company's policy. When procuring products, services and equipment that have or may have an impact on the essential use of energy, procurement is partly based on energy-related performance over the entire life cycle (energy use, energy consumption, energy efficiency).

    DQS ISO 50001 : 2018 (DE)DQS ISO 50001 : 2018 (EN)

    DQS IQNet ISO 50001 : 2018DQS ISO 50001 : 2018

    Our certifications according to DIN EN ISO, participation in SEDEX and Ecovadis document the continuous optimization and further development process in the company.

    EcoVadis Sustainability Rating 2022 – Silver Sedex Member


    As a participant in social interaction, we consider compliance with the law to be a matter of course. Our conduct and actions should always be appropriate towards all stakeholders and their interests. We will be pleased to receive information about non-compliance at