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Libbey: from small and local to leader of global markets

2012-12-06 | Company news

With this article, we are continuing our series of glassworks profiles around the world. Here we speak about Libbey, a North American glassworks with well over 100 years of history, presenting its products and services for the glass tableware and stemware markets worldwide.

Libbey is a North American glassworks with well over 100 years of history
Libbey has, since 1888, been operating glass tableware manufacturing plants in the United States, Mexico, China, Portugal and the Netherlands.
Libbey’s World Tableware subsidiary imports and sells a full-line of metal flatware and hollowware and an assortment of ceramic dinnerware and other tabletop items principally for foodservice establishments in the United States. In 2011, Libbey Inc.’s net sales totalled USD 817.1 million.
Libbey is now the leading manufacturer of glass tableware products in the Western Hemisphere, in addition to supplying key markets throughout the world. It has the largest manufacturing, distribution and service network among North American glass tableware manufacturers. This combination of manufacturing and procurement enables Libbey to compete in the global tableware market by offering an extensive product line at competitive prices.

Leading the sector

North America
Based in Toledo, Ohio, Libbey designs, manufactures and markets - under the well-recognized Libbey® brand, an extensive line of high-quality, machine-made glass tableware. Libbey maintains over 2,000 stock-keeping units in one of the most extensive product portfolios in the North American glass tableware industry.
Prior to 2006, Libbey owned 49 per cent of Vitrocrisa Holding, S. de R.L. De C.V. and related companies (Crisa) based in Monterrey, Mexico. In June 2006, Libbey purchased the remaining 51 per cent of Crisa, bringing its ownership to 100 per cent. Crisa is the largest glass tabl...






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