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Corporate Venturing

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

      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 Tableware 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

      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.