Wednesday December 11th, 2013 - 3:31PM
Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton has acquired Steklarna Rogaška d.d. (“Rogaška”) and its subsidiaries in the US, Slovenia and Croatia. WWRD stated that Rogaška is a "strong addition" to its global portfolio of luxury home and lifestyle brands.
The acquisition also includes Rogaška's high volume crystal production plant. According to the WWRD statement, the "plant has diverse capabilities and is a perfect complement to WWRD’s state of the art manufacturing facility in Ireland at the House of Waterford Crystal."
WWRD’s CEO, Pierre de Villeméjane, said “We decided to align ourselves with the best crystal manufacturer to secure the long-term supply of premium crystal products for the industry. With its history, craftsmanship, extensive product portfolio and innovative design capability, Rogaška represents the perfect fit for WWRD.”