OJSC "Glassworks "Neman" is situated in Berezovka – a town of glass masters, where the traditions of production of glass and crystal are laid since 1883.
The history of the company was started with a small local landowner Z. Lensky, who had a shop for making beer bottles. It was later rented by a famous chief engineer V. Krayevsky of the Dyadkovsky plant and the head of the art workshop Y. Style. Later a second factory was built and the third one was bought from locals and was called “Neman”. The company has continually perfected and expanded the range of products that along with the high quality made the brand "Neman" prestigious and recognizable not only in our country but also abroad
Remembering the founders of "Neman" glass factory , it is appropriate to note the role of the plant in the life of the village. In Berezovka were built a kindergarten, school, hospital, the House of education . The glass factory was collaborated with specialists from the Czech Republic, Germany, Belgium, and Poland, was established a youth training glass workshop. Gradually formed the backbone of its skilled managers, masters, workers, designers who were the mainstay of the enterprise for years. They had restored the plant, burned by the retreating tsarist army in the first world war, together with the plant they survived the global crisis in the early 30's, and again revived it in 1944, when in place of a successful enterprise were ashes and ruins. People began restoring factory as their own house – “Neman” was associated with every family in Berezovka.
The factory museum also houses works created in the post-war era – with the help of preserved old cast-iron forms. The product range was left unchanged until the late 50-ies. Technologically it was based on the traditional manual production, had good demand.
In the early 60-ies the production of glass products received a modern aesthetic – simple and lightweight.
Reviews in press, prizes from international exhibitions - all this helped to raise the prestige of the plant as a significant modern culture phenomenon. The necessity of radical reconstruction of the plant and implementation of modern technology lead to a significant increase in the production of modern products and profits.
The newly built factory was spacious, housed modern equipment, improved ventilation system helped workers cope with extensive heat. Glass melting completely switch to natural gas. Neman for the first time implemented the automated production of items on the stem. Two assembly lines had a total output of 5-6 million cups stems per year.