The earliest predecessor of Salgótarjáni Öblösüveggyár (Glass Factory of Salgótarján) was established on 10th December, 1893, as the sixth member of Egyesült Magyarhoni Üveggyárak Rt (United Hungarian Glass Factrories Corp). The bottle factory started under the name of Lukács Béla Huta. Everything was available for the successful operation in Salgótarján: excellent quality coal, quartz sand and railroad connection. In the first 20 years handmade mineral water-, beer-, liquor-, medicinal- and chemical bottles were sold. in 1897-98 the sales exceeded the amount of 4.7 million bottles.

In 1904 the factory became independent and operated until 1909 March, when the Mühling Union Glasshutten Company (Czech) took over. By this time, some serious improvements started,like the Owens-system bottle blowing automat, which was unique in the country. It has been in use until 1958. Hand-blown glass production remained however, one of the most important processes.

In 1948 the factory was taken over by the state. Two full reconstructions took place between 1952-70, in which new tubs, furnaces, production halls and offices were built, and new automatic machines were started up. The 1970s-80s were the golden age of the factory: it exported a wide range of high quality, handmade and machine made glassware worldwide.

In 1992 the factroy was privatized like many of the country's industries. This independence came with a price though: although the factory gave 30% of the contry's glass production, the sharing of capital and assets haven't gone according to this. The company found itself in a very challenging financial status, undercapitalized.

After multiple takeovers, the company was liquidated in 2006 and 2009.

The decades of experience, professionalism and craftsmanship did not disapperar though. Local entrepreneurs in cooperation with the city of Salgótarján decided to re-establish the company with the former employees (and their experience), but on new production site and as a new company.

This is how our company, Tarján Glass Ltd. was established. We are ought to continue the tradition of glassmaking, which has been done for over 120 years, with the help of the available workforce, its experience and craftsmanship; and to honor the heritage, which points back to 1893.


Phone: +36-32-511-515


Address: 31 Budapesti Street,

Salgótarján HUNGARY 3104

Entry from the roundabout


Our wine glasses from the Vitrum et Anima serie were awarded the Hungarian Quality Product Award in 2013!

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