Making your wishes and ideas come true is our main purpose; adding value to your business is our sole ambition; making a difference is what drives us. Our high level of flexibility, creativity, experience and the ability to offer something for every taste and occasion ? be it from our diverse retail assortment or a fully customised product - are key to our mission.
To achieve an utmost level of flexibility, the KÖNITZ Group, with all its affiliates, produces in 4 different locations across the globe and supplies all continents with the help of subsidiary companies and important, carefully selected trading partners and distributors.
Part of the KÖNITZ Group family are next to KÖNITZ, the Mug Makers (oder: the Mug Specialist), amongst others, the brands WAECHTERSBACH with its colourful concepts for the well-laid table and WEIMAR PORZELLAN, the art of porcelain making for the 21 st century of which is living up to meet the most premium standards.
On Dec. 21st, 1993 Turpin Rosenthal (operating in the 6th generation of the porcelain business), bought Könitz from the state trust. Due to the fact that the old ownership claims could not be clarified, the complete privatization was delayed. Up until 1995, Könitz was not able to restructure and made heavy losses. Only a radical restructuring was able to protect the porcelain company from bankruptcy. Due to the strong team spirit from all the employees and the consequent concentration on the mug business, the company's upward swing already became apparent in 1996. In the meantime, Könitz banks on a strong band assortment in retail, customized and promotional mugs, as well as mugs as souvenir items. In combination of considerable investments and reorganization, Könitz consistently has extended its position in the international markets.
With its manifold and unusual collections, Könitz continues to call attention to itself. Highlights of the collection over the years , to name a few, have been the 1993 Safari collection, the 1996 introduction of art motifs by Andy Warhol, as well as the special introduction of the brand Coffee Bar by Könitz in 2002. Through Könitz is consistent presence at numerous national and international trade fairs, the company enjoys an increasing brand awareness level. Due to the progressive globalization of business relationships, the idea to satisfy the need of high-quality mugs and cups on the Asian market ripened. After extensive research, the Thai subsidiary Konitz Asia Ltd. was founded in October 2001. Under direction of German management, the company target is set clearly: to win a reputation as the mug specialist in Asia. They are on the right track. Konitz Asia successfully supplies the Asian, American and Canadian market in the meanwhile and the market share is rapidly growing. In 2003 Könitz took another important step into the direction of globalization by establishing Konitz Australia Ltd. PTY.
The latest changes in the history of Könitz Porcelain were the acquisition of ?Waechtersbacher Keramik GmbH? with its subsidiary company ?Waechtersbach USA? ? a worldwide famous ceramic brand - and the takeover of ?Weimarer Porzellanmanufaktur Betriebs-GmbH?, a famous porcelain company established in 1780 and one of the most promising porcelain companies left in Europe.
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Tel: +49.36732.344 37
Jill Tonnesen / Waechtersbach USA Inc.
Tel: +1 816 455 3800
Julien Terrasse / Konitz Asia Ltd.
Tel. +66 81 762 7346