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STATUS 2017

We are celebrating our 180th Anniversary

STATUS 2015

A significant expansion of the Laboratory assortment, and a very successful presentation at the Achema Fair in Frankfurt. A new catalogue concept was introduced for Laboratory glassware and tubing.

STATUS 2014

The new "Kavalier Design" project was introduced at the Ambiente Fair, which was created thanks to the cooperation of young designers from DACHEM Studio. The Kavalier Design project was mainly popular due to the new product offering of light fixtures.

STATUS 2013

The laboratory glass production was expanded with the addition of a new square reagent bottle. The household glass assortment was enriched with new pressed glass products in the Exclusive line designed by Mr. Hartmann: Smart Touch. The bestselling rectangular roaster won the Grand Design Award.

STATUS 2012

The optimization of the household glass assortment also lead to new packaging concept which divided the SIMAX line into 4 classes: Collection, Exclusive, Decor and SIMAX for Kids. Establishment of the company in the US

STATUS 2011

Purchase of Papírny Bělá, Czech Republic

STATUS 2010

Sázavští skláři přispěli k oživení "zpívající" fontány Dany Hlobilové, kterou kdysi obdivoval celý svět

STATUS 2009

The glassworks declared bankruptcy, is aquired by the Ojgar company, and renamed to KAVALIERGLASS, a.s.

STATUS 2008

Due to the stringent financial situation of the BCT group the glassworks became insolvent

STATUS 2005

New packaging concept household boiling glass introduced

STATUS 2002

Strategic cooperation with the Kimble company (US). Introduction of the ISO 9001 started.

STATUS 1998

The Kavalier Glassworks became a member of the BCT group.

STATUS 1995

The company was awarded the ISO 9002 certificate, and started cooperating with Electrolux in Italy

STATUS 1994

As of February 15, the stock of Sklárny Kavalier, a.s. were quoted on the Prague Stock Exchange

STATUS 1990

The Kavalier Glassworks, formerly a state-owned company, was privatized and transformed into a joint-stock company on December 1.

STATUS 1983

At the beginning of the 1980s the Kavalier Glassworks was awarded two prestigious jobs calling for technical and manufacturing mastership. The first one was the production of facing tiles for two metro stations on the B line in Prague. The second one was for the New Stage of the National Theater in Prague.

STATUS 1980

The process of continuous technology improvement was started, and second-generation machine production was launched

STATUS 1968

The second phase of reconstruction and improvement of the glassworks started, technology of electric glass melting was launched, and SIMAX heat-resistant household boiling molded and blown glass was introduced to the market.

STATUS 1958

Dr. Volf developed laboratory boiling borosilicate glass branded SIMAX, fully compatible with the world glass of the 3.3 grade

STATUS 1952

The Kavalier glassworks developed and introduced to the market laboratory borosilicate glass of 4.8 grade, branded SIAL

STATUS 1947

The first phase of reconstruction and improvement of the Sázava glassworks was launched, together with machine production of borosilicate tubes

STATUS 1935

The Kavalier glassworks developed other kinds of special borosilicate glass - ISIS (for technical lighting) - NEUTRAL (for medical packing) - K 35 (new laboratory boiling glass with chemical stability)

STATUS 1931

SUTNAR Ladislav (1897 - 1976) designed a tea set for the glassworks

STATUS 1923

The Kavalier glassworks started manufacturing boiling glassware for home use

STATUS 1922

The fourth modern glassworks (named Vladimír) Was put in operation in Sázava

STATUS 1908

In Sázava, Vladimír Kavalír succeeded in the first melting of Borosilicate laboratory glass, to be branded PALEX

STATUS 1902

Josef a Vladimír Kavalírové developed the third glassworks (named Josef)

STATUS 1891

The Kavalír's glassworks presented a great display at the Anniversary Exhibition in Prague

STATUS 1884

Josef Kavalír build a second glassworks in Sázava named František and feauturing a modern, regenerative producer wood gaspowered furnace

STATUS 1870

The founder's son, Antonín Kavalír, developed a special heat-resistant laboratory glass branded UNEXCELLED

STATUS 1861

A solo exhibition of laboratory glass produced by the Kavalír's Glassworks awarded a golden medal at the World Exhibition in London

STATUS 1857

The first catalog and price list of laboratory glass and tools of the Sázava glassworks was publieshed

STATUS 1855

Kavalierś glassworks presented its glass at the International Exhibition in Paris and received an Award of Merit.

STATUS 1853

Glassmaker František Kavalír died and the companie's managementis taken over by his sons Josef and Eduard.

STATUS 1847

The German trade journal Annale fur Chemie Pharmazie published the first internacional analysis and assessment of Kavalír Sázava glass

STATUS 1837

Building works started on the first glassworks ni Sázava on June 5