With the Cook & Serve concept that revolutionized tableware, Cristel began to raise expectations. The brand had to keep its creative edge.
At the beginning of the 90's, induction hobs began to gain ground. Paul Dodane contacted EDF, Ugine (a world leader in stainless steel) and the manufacturer of ceramic hobs. Together they created a research team. Eighteen months later, the technical solution was found. Once again, Cristel led the way.
The 90's also saw the arrival of Emmanuel Brugger at Cristel. In 1990, he met Fabienne, one of Bernadette and Paul Dodane's daughters. In 1993, he married Fabienne and joined the company, while pursuing his studies as an engineer. He would go on to computerize the production process and, later on, lead a major plan to modernize production equipment. This was only the beginning.