Villeroy & Boch
/vilʀwaeˈbɔk/ in French
and /ˌvɪlərɔɪʊntˈbɔx/ in German
is a large manufacturer of ceramics. The company's main seat is 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 still operates a porcelain factory today. In 1801 the company
moved to the nearby town of Mettlach
. On April 14, 1836, the Jean François Boch company merged with that of a competitor, Nicolas Villeroy, and became Villeroy & Boch, V&B.
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.