Only 6 Sanitary Ceramics Factories Left In France
In France, there are only a handful of sanitary ceramics factories, and they are small in size. And they are run by multinational sanitary ware companies or French small and medium-sized enterprises.
On December 9, the new subsidiary Jurassienne de Céramique Française, established by the French medium-sized company Kramer, was officially inaugurated. The company for the takeover of the former Kohler Jacob Delafon factory, to retain the few sanitary ceramics factory in France.
In fact, there are only six factories left in operation in France. They are scattered in Limoges, Bischwiller, Dampari, Valence d’Agen and Desvres near the border areas, belonging to different strength of the industrial group. They are owned by Villeroy & Boch, Duravit, La Jurassienne de Céramique Française, France Design Céramique, Porcelaine de Paris, and Geberit, respectively.
Although all these factories are small and medium-sized, targeting the French market or other European markets, their annual production capacity is only between 1.2 and 1.5 million pieces. Each factory provides 300-400 jobs, yet it also retains one of the few professionals and valuable skills for the production of sinks, shower trays, toilets, basins and other sanitary ceramics in de-industrialized France.