Leader in France and Europe, and No. 2 worldwide in settings, the international Group Guy Degrenne with headquarters in Vire, Calvados, was founded in 1948 in the English Channel by Mr. Guy Degrenne. It currently employs 863 people in France and realized a turnover of 120.7 million euros in 2003. Specializing in the manufacturing and distribution of tableware products (settings, flatware, porcelain, crystal and culinary accessories), Guy Degrenne is comprised of approximately 12,000 item references sold in over 80 countries around the world, and 4,000 clients representing various distribution networks such as: retailers, department stores, private shops, factory stores, mass distributors, hotels, incentive gifts and industrial key accounts.