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Porcelain Factory Walküre - Tradition made of „White Gold“
112 years Porcelain Factory Walküre – one century much influenced by innovation and tradition
By formation of a company for china painting, Mr. Siegmund Paul Meyer laid the foundation for this tradition. The porcelain factory Walküre developed due to pioneering spirit and innovative, entrepreneurial courage in the following decades. Nowadays Walküre is well noted in the porcelain sector and stands for professional competence.
In 1899, the success story of porcelain factory “Walküre” began. The fast and commercial growth of the company for china painting and his desire of independence from the “white china suppliers” lead to the next business step. In 1899, the porcelain factory Siegmund Paul Meyer originated. The Meyerschen specialty products are in great demand. The fireproof cookware and baking dishes are a highly coveted specialty. Up to 75% of the goods are globally exported. And some more makes the porcelain factory so unique: Mr. Siegmund Paul Meyer is a caring employer. He built working class housings, granted paid vacation already in 1910 and installed an exhaust extraction system to reduce the health hazards at the workstations.
Due to scarcity of resources and manpower shortage, Meyer had to survive some bottlenecks during World War I. However, in the “Golden Twenties” demand resurges. The porcelain factory established and bears the even today valid name: “Erste Bayreuther Porzellanfabrik Walküre Siegmund Paul Meyer GmbH”. The world economic crisis started, but the founder can rely on his son Rudolf Meyer – he joins the company.
Mid-1950s, the technologization- and automatization era commences. Two continually working circular kilns replace the tunnel kilns. The production operates at full stretch.
Not only the latest technology is coming, but also a specialization follows. The focus of the product range is on “porcelain for the gastronomy”, in response to the necessities of the developing recreational society. By the side of his father, Rudolf Meyer Junior takes over the corporate management in 1966. As of 1999, the porcelain factory Walküre looks back to 100 years of corporate history.
By courtesy of well-considered management and innovative strength right from the start, the porcelain factory Walküre continuously improves oneself further. Carried by exceptional entrepreneurial courage, coupled with great sense for quality and design, Walküre differentiated from the majority and is consistent on the market. This is shown by the many national and international awards received in recent decades.
Meanwhile Mr. Siegmund Meyer and Dr. Wolfgang Meyer administer the family enterprise in fourth generation. The tradition still has a future. With the necessary portion of entrepreneurial spirit, courage and target-oriented investment goals for the future, this day will endure in the next hundred years. The company philosophy is clear: consistent usage of most modern technology, top brand quality, expert for specialty professional tableware, fast response to constantly changing customer wishes and finally - a modern design.
Five components which assure economic success within the porcelain industry.