WWRD Acquires Rogaska
December 11, 2013,
NEW YORK-WWRD has acquired Slovenian crystal maker Rogaska and its subsidiaries in the U.S., Slovenia and Croatia.
WWRD has purchased all 21,600,000 shares issued by Steklarna Rogaska d.d. The purchase price was not disclosed.
According to a statement from WWRD, which includes the Waterford, Wedgwood and Royal Doulton brands, Rogaska operates one of the highest quality crystal production plants in the world and has diverse capabilities, and its acquisition "is a perfect complement to WWRD's state of the art manufacturing facility in Ireland at the House of Waterford Crystal."
Rogaska has served as an OEM manufacturer for many tabletop companies and has in recent years made a significant effort to establish its own brand identity. Rogaska's crystal offerings span a range of price points and include license agreements with Donald Trump and Kathy Ireland, among others.
WWRD CEO Pierre de Villemejane, said, "As Rogaska's largest customer, 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, Rogaska represents the perfect fit for WWRD."
"We are satisfied with the successful conclusion of the process since we estimate it will have a positive effect on employees, the viability of the company and a further development of the region," Metropolitana said.
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