As part of the philosophy of competence centres, the plant in Schönwald (Upper Franconia) is specialised in producing complex articles. A new kiln with the most modern firing technology in the world was taken into operation here in 2009. With a similarly advanced technological level as the kiln in Weiden, Schönwald's new quick fire kiln with full fibre shell, enables Schönwald a flexibility that is unparalleled in the industry. As a consequence, its capacity has been expanded to 15 million items / 4,000 tonnes of porcelain per year. Today, about 350 employees produce a highly complex assortment of more than 1,100 articles, ensuring that BHS is counted amongst the best known manufacturers in the world as a specialist for hotel porcelain.