The early years
1938 Bischoff & Goppelsröder was founded in Bretten as an iron and glass wholesaler
1948 Construction of the glass warehouse at the premises in Bretten (about 300 m²)
1955 Commissioning of a glass warehouse of approx. 1,000 m² on today's premises
1956 The office building is set up
1957 The glass wholesale business is booming, start with glass processing
1963 With the separation of Bischoff & Goppelsröder, the glass wholesaler Bischoff KG is established in Bretten
1964 The company continues to grow: Another 24 x 40 m warehouse with grinding shop is opened and a crane system is set up
1966 Beginning of tempered safety glass production
1977 Start with production silk screen printing
The 80s & 90s
1980 Start of own insulation glass production
1984 Extension of the production facility: Additional furnace for the tempered glass production
1986 Commissioning of the heat-soak furnace. When necessary, tempered saftegy glasses are tested.
1990 Commissioning of a new CNC grinding system especially for vehicle glasses and the oven area
1993 Production facility expanded to 36,500 m², installation of a waterjet plant and start of own fire proof glass production G30
1994 Start of laminated glass production
1996 Installation of a second autoclave
1998 Processing center for grinding, drilling and washing of glass is set up. SB1 - a machine for grinding and drilling in line, mainly for facade glass
1999 The Reichstag in Berlin is completed with 3,000 m2 BGT laminated glass
2000 till now
2001 Silk screen printing extension with a new tempering machine, extension in the cutting area by a fully automatic milling unit (cutting, breaking, stacking with robots)
2002 The total production area is already approx. 51,000 m². 5,900 m2 BGT insulation glass was employed for the British Museum in London, which will be opened this year.
2002 Foundation of Soglatec GmbH
2007 BGT becomes part of the Scheuten Group, based in Venlo, The Netherlands
2008 Further tempering furnace for the Industrial glass sector
2009 Founding of INGLAS Produktions GmbH
2011 Foundation of Mediaglass, new tempering furnace in max. dimension of 3,210 x 8,000 mm
2013 Opening of the new World Trade Center 1 in New York. BGT participated with 10,100 m2 safety glass.
2015 Purchase and founding of Sitec Produktions-GmbH in Waghäusel
2016 Founding of Scheuten Projects, in which BGT Bischoff Glastechnik AG, Scheuten Venlo, Scheuten Absoluut Glastechniek and Sitec Produktions-GmbH strengthen their cooperation in order to better serve the project market. This gives BGT an impressive capacity of advanced production resources.
2017 After years of construction, the Konzerthaus Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg opens. A demanding BGT project with 2,000 m2 of insulation glass.
2018 BGT launches a stillages app to register empty packaging swiftly and easily
2020 BGT takes over OKALUX in Marktheidenfeld, Germany
2021 BGT Bischoff Glastechnik AG is now BGT Bischoff Glastechnik GmbH