Steelite International Acquires Woodmere China Trademark and Intellectual Property

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Steelite International, a leading global provider of tabletop products, announced today that it has acquired the Woodmere China trademark, intellectual property and other specific assets related to the Woodmere China brand from its owner, Castle China, LLC. The new toll free number is 1-800-856-2802.

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“Both the Royal Crown Derby brand and the Woodmere brand have a reputation for quality and heritage, so we look forward to a great fit together," said John Miles, President of Steelite International Americas.

“The acquisition of the Woodmere brand offers Steelite an opportunity to pair the retail Woodmere line of historical collectibles up with our recently acquired Royal Crown Derby brand,” said John Miles, President of Steelite International Americas. “Both the Royal Crown Derby brand and the Woodmere brand have a reputation for quality and heritage, so we look forward to a great fit together. Additionally, we want to make sure the former Woodmere customers will know they will be able get Woodmere’s line of historical collectible products in the future.”

David Turner, President of Castle China, had this to say: “We are excited that Steelite, a leader in tabletop worldwide, is going to be continuing the tradition of Woodmere’s historical collectibles started by Gene and Patty Tway some forty years ago. Paired with their Royal Crown Derby brand and under Steelite’s leadership, we know that the Woodmere brand will prosper going forward. We could not be more happy for the Woodmere customers and the brand itself.”

For nearly forty years, Woodmere, and its porcelain tableware and giftware, has stood for the heritage of America. Well known for its White House Collection reproductions of Presidential China, Woodmere products have been in high-end museum shops, presidential libraries, and used as protocol gifts by the U.S. Department of State.    

The new toll free number for Woodmere China is 1.800.856.2802.

About Steelite International

Steelite International is a world leading manufacturer of tableware products designed & developed specifically for the hospitality market. Our core brands, ‘Distinction’ & ‘Performance’ are complemented by specialist partner collections including La Tavola, Bormioli Rocco, Pillivuyt, Rene Ozorio, Narumi, Laguiole, Trudeau, Anfora, Crucial Detail, Rona, Roselli Design, Nambe, Welsh Slate and Worthy, Noble & Kent.

Steelite International is continually monitoring, developing and improving its manufacturing procedures to create minimum impact on the community and environment, while ensuring maximum efficiency and cost savings for the future sustainability of the business. Steelite is a member of the Green Organisation, and has been certified to the ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Standard (EMS) since the certificates introduction in 1996.

About Royal Crown Derby

Royal Crown Derby, which dates back to 1750, produces the highest quality of English fine bone china tableware, giftware and collectables. These exquisite items can be found primarily in retailers and department stores in the USA, UK and overseas. New brand ‘Royal Crown Derby Entertains’ provides fine bone china tableware to major hotels restaurants and hospitality venues throughout the world. Production of the world-famous china and giftware is located in Derby, UK, employing the skills of a 200-strong workforce making Royal Crown Derby a brand that is loved the world over.

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