Tableware since 1825

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Historical Chronology 1825-2011


  • 1825

    Creation of the Verrerie Cristallerie d' Arques.

  • 1948

    Luminarc Creation.

  • 1950

    Marshall Plan helps ARC mechanize production.

  • 1958

    Arcoroc Creation

  • 1960

    Automation of stem glass production of Luminarc.

  • 1966

    Creation of a sales subsidiary in the USA.

  • 1968

    Cristal D'Arques Creation

  • 1982

    Creation of a production subsidiary in the US DGMC

  • 2000

    The Verrerie Cristallerie D' Arques to ARC Intl.

  • 2003

    Industrial setting up in China, birth of AGN.

  • 2003

    Acquisition of Eneriz & creation of ADI.

  • 2004

    Following buyout of Rak Glass, creation of AIME.

  • 2004

    Following buyout of group Fliba, creation of ADF.

  • 2004

    Acquisition of distributor Cardinal International.

  • 2005

    Creation of AIMEX, AIJ and ADO.

  • 2005

    Acquisition of Newell Cookware & creation of Arc.

  • 2006

    Creation of AIB:Arc International Brazil.

  • 2007

    Chef & Sommelier Creation.

  • 2007

    Lauching of the group's transformation program.

  • 2007

    Creation of ADSA: Arc Distribution South Africa.

  • 2008

    1 bn ballon glasses sold, world record for ARC.

  • 2010

    ARC profitable again with net profit of 10mn Euro.

  • 2011

    ARC was established in Russia.