Viners is a UK brand of
cutlery, kitchenware and dinnerware products, founded in 1901 in Sheffield, England.
The Company which grew to be the biggest Cutlery factory in
Sheffieldafter the 2nd world war] , started around 1901 by Adolphe Viener, and his sons. They were Silver smith working in traditional small workshops initially.
One of the Sons Ruben Viner became the driving force and the firm prospered in the 1960 with a modern factory in Sheffield and subsidiaries in Ireland, France and Australia. But as the business grew far eastern imports started to flood in to the UK from the mid 1970s. They started importing cutlery to finish and Stamp "Made in Sheffield" on but the loans for the expansion were crippling the firm and they went Bust in 1982, Ruben Viner having retired from the firm in 1980.
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Present day ownership
brandis now owned by US based Oneida, the world's largest cutlery company.
**Head office - Site now occupied by new DWP building
**manufacturing - Part now occupied by Stokes tiles warehouse
**warehousing. - Now occupied by a shopfitting firm
* The Sheffield Knife Book, by G. Tweedale, ISBN 1-874718-11-3
* [http://www.viners.co.uk Viners website]
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