Exclusive interview for SPINOFF.COM with Mr. Zarzand Alaverdyan about the unique technology which grows sapphires horizontally. HIC & CO s.r.o is a company which specializes in crystal growth using a unique technology and approach. The company was founded in 2011 in the Czech Republic. The company produces the biggest size sapphires for the industrial world using the HDSM method (horizontal directional growth method). Thanks to the unique know-how in sapphire growth technology, growth machines which are built by the company in-house and utilizing sapphire cutting and polishing expertise, HIC & CO s.r.o products are the world number one in sapphire fields which prove the exceptional quality.