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The American Ambassador to Germany, John B. Emerson, visits Villeroy & Boch in Mettlach

Press release   •   Dec 20, 2016 09:52 GMT

from left to right: Alexander Quirin (Sanitary factory Manager), Carrie Lee (PA Officer U.S. Consulate), Dr. Bruno von Lutz (DAI Saarbrücken), US-Ambassador John B. Emerson, Kimberly Marteau Emerson, Michel von Boch, Adrian Amen (Ambassador Assistant

„Welcome to Villeroy & Boch in Mettlach!” With these words, Michel von Boch, family member and member of the shareholders’ committee of Villeroy & Boch AG, greeted John B. Emerson, the American Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany, when he arrived at the company’s headquarter.

The ambassador was accompanied by his wife Kimberley Emerson and a delegation including Consul Carrie Lee. Their first stop was Villeroy & Boch’s sanitary ware production site in Mettlach. Ambassador Emerson was impressed by the energy efficiency and sustainability of this ultra-modern factory. Since 2014, a combined heat and power plant supplies about 90 % of the total power requirement.

Finally, the ambassador visited the factory outlet center in Mettlach, having made a short stop to see the ceramic Christmas tree on the market place in Mettlach on his way.

Villeroy & Boch:

Villeroy & Boch is one of the world's leading premium brands for ceramic products. The family business, which was founded in 1748 and is headquartered in Mettlach/Germany, stands for innovation, tradition and exceptional style. As a renowned lifestyle brand, Villeroy & Boch offers products from the sectors Bathroom and Wellness and Tableware, and is active in 125 countries.