Villeroy & Boch AG has made it its aim to boost the company’s innovative strength and to drive internal cultural change forward with its corporate venturing activities. By having a strategic stake in start-ups and developing its own innovative solutions at Villeroy & Boch Ventures GmbH, the company hopes to secure future competitiveness.
Rapid continued developments due to digitisation, which are mainly driven by start-ups, have tremendous potential.
Villeroy & Boch Innovations GmbH is a holding company of Villeroy & Boch AG that invests in innovative start-ups. It is always looking for young companies whose products and solutions fit strategically with their Dining & Lifestyle or Bathroom and Wellness core business.
The focus of investment lies primarily on digital and networked products (e.g. in sanitary areas), e-commerce (new customer interfaces, platforms, communities), ceramics and other materials as well as production processes (e.g. ceramic 3D printing).
The innovations should also have some connection to current trends in e-health, nutrition, fitness, lifestyle and technology. In addition to financial support, start-ups benefit from collaborating with specific Villeroy & Boch AG departments on a strategic, conceptional and advisory level. They can also access their network of sales partners and distribution channels.
Start-ups looking for a strong strategic partner and whose business model is in line with our search criteria, can email their pitch deck to innovations(at)villeroy-boch.com.
Villeroy & Boch Ventures GmbH is a subsidiary of Villeroy & Boch Innovations GmbH. This in-house start-up implements digital business models developed in the company.