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CRISTEL, a history based on heritage and innovation

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A history of Excellence

In 1826, the plant in Fesches-le-Châtel in Franche-Comté in France was built by the industrial group Japy for the purpose of manufacturing household utensils made of beaten iron as well as cooking utensils. And it was on this site steeped in history that the very first French beaten tinplate saucepan was made in 1849. CRISTEL therefore rose from Japy’s ashes in 1983.

Nearly one century later, in 1987, under the management of the Dodane family, Cristel launched its "Cook & Serve" concept, a collection of top-of-the-range frying pans and saucepans with removable handles, an original concept designed by Paul Dodane.

CRISTEL is now a brand acknowledged throughout the International culinary world, and the reference thanks to its clever balance between quality, functionality and aesthetics.

Beauty and Greatness go hand in hand

CRISTEL is a family company constantly investing to develop its industrial facilities. This association between intelligence, human know-how and the high performance of its machines is a tremendous guarantee of quality, each article being hand-tooled prior to being subjected to stringent controls.

CRISTEL worldwide

CRISTEL’s success has extended far beyond its borders. Its clever combination of quality and concept, design and functionality, and know-how and excellence appeals to the most exacting international markets.

Thanks to its innovative policy and high quality standards CRISTEL has become a reference in the Art of Living from Tokyo to Sao Paulo, Hong Kong to London and from Saint Barthelemy to Taipei, where CRISTEL’s qualities delight in complementing the flavors of the world.

CRISTEL exports its products to some thirty countries throughout the globe. Present in most of the most prestigious department stores in Asia, CRISTEL is also sold by the greatest Culinary and Tableware specialists, which means that a thousand customers are busy disseminating our philosophy and culture throughout all continents.

Prizes and distinction

2011

Nominated for the trophy INSEAD in the category "innovative entrepreneur"

2010

Innovation Prize

2009

Living Heritage Company Label

Logo French Living Heritage EPV

Design Award - Brasil

2007

Talent of luxury Trophy

2006

Art of living Award

2004

Champion of growth

2003

Entrepreneur Award

Top 100 of «the French best firms»

French Business Woman of the Year (Veuve Clicquot Award)

2002

Entrepreneur Award

2001

Top 100 of «the French best firms»

2000

Trophee of the International (Les Echos)

Top 100 of «the French best firms»

1999

Top 20 of «the promising companies»

National label of the trade performance

Trophy of the tourism Industrial and Technical

1998

Entrepreneur Award

1995

The discoveries of Maison&Objet - Paris

1994

Golden Tumbler / Kitchen Arts International Paris

1991

Golden Tumbler / Kitchen Arts International Paris

Table Top Housewares fair in London