Villeroy & Boch

Villeroy & Boch ( /vilʀwaeˈbɔk/ in French and /ˌvɪlərɔɪʊntˈbɔx/ in German is a large manufacturer of ceramics [ [http://www.packagedfacts.com/sitemap/product.asp?productid=112829 Packagedfacts.com] ] . The company's main seat is in Mettlach, Germany.

Company history

The company began in the tiny French village of Audun le Tiche, where François Boch set up a pottery company with his three sons in 1748. Later, the company moved to nearby Luxembourg, where it still operates a porcelain factory today. In 1801 the companymoved to the nearby town of Mettlach, Germany. On April 14, 1836, the Jean François Boch company merged with that of a competitor, Nicolas Villeroy, and became Villeroy & Boch, V&B.

Current situation

The present Group Chairman of Villeroy & Boch, Frank Goering, is no longer a family member. Various family members are presently working in the company. Since 1990 the company has been listed on the German stock market, ticker symbol VIB3, but the voting capital is still in the hands of the family descendants.

The company is famous worldwide for innovative designs of co-ordinated tableware, glassware, cutlery, and accessories.

Footnotes

External links

* [http://www.villeroy-boch.com/ Company homepage Villeroy-Boch.com]
* [http://www.chateaudeseptfontaines.com/ Chateau de Septfontaines ... origin of VB factories]
* [http://www.vb.com/villeroy-boch.htm Villeroy & Boch by VB.com]
* [http://www.vivo-vb.com/ Vivo-VB.com a new tableware brand]
* [http://www.keramikmuseum-mettlach.de Museum of Ceramics by Villeroy & Boch]


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