Villeroy & Boch
(, ) is a large manufacturer of ceramics with the company headquarters located in Mettlach
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 operated a porcelain factory until 2010. In 1801 the companymoved to the nearby town of Mettlach
. On 14 April 1836, the Jean François Boch company merged with that of a competitor, Nicolas Villeroy, and became Villeroy & Boch, V&B (also simply VB
While the company is no longer run by a family member with the present Group Chairman of Villeroy & Boch being Frank Goering, there are however various family members 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's Luxembourg factory was closed down in 2010.
The company is famous worldwide for innovative designs of bathrooms, co-ordinated tableware, glassware, cutlery, and accessories.
Recently Villeroy & Boch have included saunas and spas/hot tubs to their product range with their spas featuring a system where most of the plumbing is within removable and interchangeable seats. The saunas have comfort climate and infrared heating.
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