The roots of the company go back four generations ago, in Gablonz and we have been in business ever since. Before the turn of the century, Paul Bernt and his wife Marie, set up a factory to manufacture glassware in Marschowitz, in the district of Gablonz on the river, Neiße.
Elsa, a daughter of this family, and a Kujan widow, got married to Rudolf Schöffel from Radl, who was a skilled glass immitation jeweler of glass stones. After the end of war and the confusion of the post-war years a new start was made.
On May 4th, 1954, Schöffel & Kujan was established by son Herbert Kujan together with Rudolf Schöffel, who are both shareholders of the company which is situated in Rettenbach am Auerberg.
The development of the company:
1954 Company was established in Rettenbach am Auerberg.
1954 The production of immitation jewelry stones and glass pearls were up front.
1956 Planning and the raw building for a production area with offices and apartments in Marktoberdorf.
1957 New offices in the Buchenweg 12.
1959 Addition and enlargement of the factory.
1964 Expansion of the offices.
1972 The production now includes, manufacturing high quality plastic parts.
1975 Further addition to the low style of the building.
1976 Daughter, Hannelore begins to work in the commercial area.
1978 Planning of a new building for the business with a house in the Nordstraße 7 - 9.
1979 New building and moving into 5,500 square meters.
1979 Son Herbert, begins his apprentice as a toolmaker.
1980 Construction of a new building for equipment and a warehouse.
1984 Additional building for polishing and stocking materials.
1986 Building enlarged for refining, finishing, and varnishing. Total factory size over 3000 square meters.
1987 Addition of an appartment on top of the factory.
1998 Son Herbert Kujan jr. and daughter Hannelore Guggemos took over the management of the
company as a GmbH (Limited Liability Company).
2000 Expansion by laser technology
born 1907, in Radl,
near Gablonz / Neiße River,
died in 1981
Herbert Kujan sen.
in Gablonz / Neiße River
Up to the present generation, we have always adjusted to the changing technology and the market with our diligence and strong capabilities. For centuries, our expertise and the excellent workmanship of our employees have contributed to the success of the company. The education and training of young people to become qualified professionals has always been and still is, one of our important duties.
Today, from creating a design to mold manufacture, we produce items made of all types of synthetic material on modern equipment at our own production facilities. These products include immitation jewelry, decorative articles, consumer goods, and technical products.
The composition and development of colors, as well as the processing of the complete production is performed in our company. Polishing, dying, varnishing, surface coatings and finishing, high-vacuum coating, cutting and laser-engraving have not only been standard technology based on many years of experience, but are maintained and adjusted to the latest state-of-the-art technology. Novelties for the next season are presented and shown at international fairs and exhibitions.