China Glass Factory

China Glass Factory

Qixian, China


Qixian county, in central Shanxi province

Population approx. 272,000 and 854 square meters of area.

A history dating back some 2,200 years. Commanding 200 notable historic figures who claimed Qixian as their home.

Important Historic Figures

Poets Wang Wei, Wen Tingyun (Tang Dynasty Period 618-907), Novelist Luo Guanzhong, (Ming Dynasty1368-1644)

Also merchants of Shanxi the Qiao and Qu families.



Glassware is a featured business of Qixian, encompassing 40 glassware companies. Glassware of 6,000 varieties with worldwide export of glassware to over 80 countries.

Pear trees are another livelihood of the area


The monumental archway of the Qiao Family Compound, a famous family of Shanxi merchants


Wantuo, a type of noodle from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), is one of Pingyao’s local snacks with a long history.



A friend’s experience to the new Company who initiate a for all visit employees to their glassware factory

A fantastic experience, visiting the glassware production line.

Last Thursday, all the new sales started pre-job training. It is really an unforgettable experience for me.



Company: Excellent Operation, 山西宜欧家具用品有限公司

We were sent to Qixian where our factories are located and visited hand-making, semi-automatic, automatic, post-process glassware factories, warehouses, logistics companies, and domestic selling offices.

As is known to all, the raw materials of glassware are sand, to be precise, Silica. It seems easy to transfer Silica into glass FORM.

However, the process of making red wine glassware is much more complex.



  • At first, workers put selected raw materials into a fusing kiln, that is heated to over 1,400 degrees centigrade.
  • Then, the first batch of workers removes moderate raw liquid material from the fusing kiln with a long pipe.
  • They put it in a fixed mold or unfixed mold and blow the liquid material until the material begins to take shape.
  • The second batch of workers adds stems to the blown shapes.
  • The third batch of workers adds pedestals to the stems.
  • Next, cut the top part of the glass shape after annealing. Polish and chamfer the glass edge.

It is not enough at this point, as washers need to wash the glass several times and dry them. Following that, the rims of all glassware require further polishing on the fire again.


Inspection Process

The final but the most important aspect of the process and product lies in its inspection.

Inspectors need to find and qualify any defective line products, applying ratings by signifying items as either first-rate quality and second-best products.

Defective Items

All the defective goods will be sent to the fusing kiln again.

Qualified products are then sent to post-processing factories or be packed for shipping or storage. That is the whole process of manual production.


CRYSTAL GLASSWARE: Automatic vs Semi-Automatic

Semi-automatic production and automatic production look easier and much more effective than manual production.

But machine-made glassware is usually heavier and can’t avoid revealing ”joint lines” a ponderous process.


Machine vs Handmade

Therefore, machine-made product items can’t replace hand-made for the finish and holistic qualities. Top-class quality glassware must be hand-made, requiring workers to have rich experience and high-level skills.

Even the smallest mistake during the manual production process would create a poor or uneven distribution of glass thickness, even bubbles within the glass.

During production, hundreds of workers are engaged in the production of glassware around the scorching heat of the ovens.

The production lines run 24 hours a day and never stop with three batch workers changing shifts.

The scene was so collaborative that I felt the greatness of laborers and these special skills.

Moreover, each product was treated carefully because it represented the sweat and painstaking effort of laborers.



段永康: Duan Yongkang : Owner

Company: Excellent Operation, 山西宜欧家具用品有限公司

The new Owner (Duan Yongkang) who {possess 16 companies to date at 34 years of age} quite the entrepreneur

Developed By converting a single factory into four separate concerns and businesses areas


  • post-process factories,
  • logistics company,
  • packing company
  • several inner online shops.

Previous Owner:

Jingpeng, an old factory established in the 1980s, then the ex-boss sold lock stock and barrel to Duan Yongkang prior to immigrating to Canada.

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