About RONA

One of the world leaders in the processing of lead-free beverage glass known as crystalline.

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96% of production is exported and is available in more than 80 countries worldwide.

RONA has a strong export position, qualified personnel and the most modern technologies. The glassworks in Lednicke Rovne is one of the world leaders in the processing of lead-free beverage glass known as crystalline.

Buckingham palace, White House, Rockefeller center's, Dubai, Las Vegas, American Airlines...

Products of the company can be found at Buckingham palace and the White House.

The glass from Lednické Rovne can be found in the New York Rockefeller center’s Rainbow Room, and in luxury hotels in Dubai and Las Vegas.

The glass from the RONA company is supplied to airlines including: Emirates, Etihad, KLM, and American Airlines.

The yearly production of the company exceeds 60 million pieces.

The glassworks is trading with a wide range of customers from all over the world and provides them with activities related to the development, production and servicing of beverage glass for households, hotels and restaurants as well as for the airlines and shipping companies. 

Machine and handcrafted goblets and beverage glasses are covering the basic position in the company’s product range.

History of RONA

The glassworks was founded in 1892 by the entrepreneur Jozef Schreiber as the last and the largest glassworks of the Viennas company Schreiber und Neffen, which had the most modern technical equipment for its time. The glassworks in Lednicke Rovne is the most successful Slovak glassworks in history.

In 1896, the Lednicke Rovne-based glassworks introduced pantographs of the English production as the first on the continent. In the 1940s, the glassworks cooperated with professional artists Vincent Hložník and Martin Benko in creation of the decors.

Josef Schreiber 1894
Jozef Schreiber, 1892
glass factory Rona Lednicke Rovne
Manor-house Lednicke Rovne, 1900

The production range of the glassworks was very wide and diverse from the beginning. It contained historicizing, often richly decorated pieces, while in the era of Functionalism, simple elegant cups and shapes were developed, predominantly made of clear smooth glass, which were in full compliance with the principles of this minimalist style. 

These lines have been further emphasized and developed by  patenting of a new handmade technology, the so-called pulled stem in 1956, which is still one of the iconic signs of glass products from Lednicke Rovne.

1892
Rona begins with the production of sheet glass as well as utility glass for households, but mainly focused on the production of drinking glass and kits for large customers (hotels, spas, cafes, ...).
1896
The first glasses decorated at that time by one of the most modern facilities, namely a pantograph purchased in England (the first English pantographs on the European continent). Thin-walled glass with fine pantodecor becomes one of the typical distinguishing features for LR.
1902
Introduction of guilloche decoration.
1918
Closure of the glass factory in Uhrovec and relocation of glass lamp shades production (kerosene lamp cylinders), which have become a very significant production and export article.
1956
Introduction of pulled stem technology in the mass hand production as the first in the world (designers Hološko-Taraba). Iconic symbol of glass products from Lednicke Rovne.
1968
Transition from manual to automated production.
1981
Introduction of the 1st production line for blow-blow goblet forming process.
1998
Change of glass composition to lead-free crystal - crystalline.
1998
Beginning of operation of the automatic line for production of vases, carafes and bowls by the blow-blow technology.
2001
The factory has built up a world-wide unique know-how in the form of an assortment of blown cups known as the "pulled stem". This technology in combination with a double blown chalice was applied for the first time in the world at the RONA glassworks and was marked as the most significant success maker by the current successes of the glassworks.
2004
International patent for the barium free crystal. Co-organization of the Norbert Kreidl Memorial Conference 23.-26. 6. 2004 Trenčín, Slovakia.
2007
Introduction of platinum technology, which reduces so called line corrosion of the glass by platinum preventing from penetrating the refractory material into the glass.
2008
Introduction of an automatic line for production of mechanically shaped tumblers.
2008
Introduction of a unique laser technology to treated rims of the glassware, resulting in extreme rims strength. The realization of this intention proves to be an important element in the ability to push through the utility glass in gastronomy, air transport and shipping.
2009
Modernization of manual production by construction of 3 new cells for manual production and their connection to melting aggregate for automatic line, which keeps the company energy-efficient manual production in the future.
2016
Patenting of automatic laser calibration of products.
2016
Introduction of automatic quality inspection on automatic lines, which ensures an increase in standardization of quality for the benefit of the customer.
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