The company's strong roots in European culture have shaped the development of a premium brand that is now a household name all over the world, from its foundation in 1748 to the present day. Villeroy & Boch is now represented in over 125 countries with its Bathroom and Wellness and Tableware products. The group's headquarters is the Old Abbey in Mettlach in the Saarland region of Germany.
Jean François Boch, the third generation of the Boch family, purchased the Benedictine abbey in 1809. The company now operates production sites in eight European countries, as well as Mexico and Thailand. Villeroy & Boch employs around 7,500 people all over the world. It has been a joint-stock company (Aktiengesellschaft) since 1987 and was listed on the stock exchange in 1990.
Villeroy&Boch can look back on a history spanning 270 years, making it one of the longest-established European brands. We are proud of the very strong bonds that still exist between the family and the company.
The company is continuing its international expansion, focusing on new growth markets while maintaining a strong presence in its core markets in Western Europe. Villeroy & Boch offers innovative product and furnishing concepts for both the consumer and contract markets. The House of Villeroy & Boch shops
present a stylish selection of products revolving around the themes of dining and tableware, as well as a wide selection of gift items to turn every moment into something special. In the Bathroom and Wellness area, Villeroy & Boch offers high-quality products designed to transform the bathroom into a stylish and functional oasis of wellbeing.
Take a look behind the scenes with Insights: since 2013, the Insights magazine has been published to coincide with the Annual Report and it puts the spotlight on the people and employees of Villeroy & Boch AG.
Find out more about our employees, innovations and the company. All previous issues of the magazine can be downloaded using the links below.
Themes and stories of the year 2018
Factory N°09. A modern office concept at the former factory.
Branding for success. What makes Villeroy & Boch attractive for customer and employees.
The future at a glance. Major Villeroy & Boch innovations and projects.