Our history


 Heir to a great cutler tradition, Guy Degrenne made its mark over a few decades as a leading Tableware producer. Here we return to a saga coloured by the art of living...

A story of pioneers... A steely temperament

In 1943 he took over his father’s foundry. He used his ingenuity to recover the armour-plating of tanks abandoned after the battle of Normandy for his first tools. He had a great project in mind: to make stainless steel cutlery accessible to all. This new material was at the same time beautiful and durable. And his success grew over the years. During the decade from 1958-68, in order to satisfy an ever-increasing demand, it was time to industrialise. With its 500 workers, the Sourdeval factory was reaching bursting point. A new 35,000m2 unit was built in Vire...

A leader’s ambition

New structure, new services... Alongside the production lines, specialised departments began to appear: research, method, design and marketing departments... The ranges expanded and the company acquired a European dimension. Guy Degrenne became a brand of excellence now seen everywhere, including on television from 1974... 1978: “the principle”, the famous advert starring a brilliant dunce, created a buzz and made the brand a household name...

A group dynamic

1987: Mr. Guy Degrenne sold his company. The new aim? To open up the brand to all Tableware. A porcelain company near Limoges was therefore purchased... Diversification of the ranges, development of distribution circuits... Thanks to bold collaborations, Guy Degrenne accessed new dimensions on the global market. Glassware, cooking utensils...

Materials and harmonies of today...

The challenge has been successfully met. Guy Degrenne is now present in all tableware sectors: Crockery, Cutlery, Glassware, Culinary and Dishware. 

A professional at the service of professionals...

Guy Degrenne specially dedicates a division to hotel and catering professionals: a commercial team, customer service, a website, promotional and communication tools. Guy Degrenne collections present a wide choice of ranges to meet the specific requirements and regulations of the hotel industry with a whole host of specially adapted collections. 

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