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Our History

Our history

Great British Manufacturing

Viners cutlery - almost 100 years on British tables

Viners was once the biggest cutlery manufacturer in England and traces its roots back to Sheffield – the home to stainless steel – where in 1906 Willie and Emile Viener set the company up. The company specialized in electroplated silver products and used its expertise to expand into a variety of categories including tea sets, trays, fine cutlery and kitchen knives. Later on they used their manufacturing expertise to develop ranges of stainless steel products.

Viners is not alone in the family, its sister brands include Mermaid and George Wilkinson bakeware which also boast a long and rich British heritage. Today, we have three factories in the U.K. with a tradition of over 180 years of manufacturing and we employ nearly 300 people in order to bring a fine range of quality housewares to market and our set of trusted brands has grown to include largest manufacturer of glassware to the U.S. retail market – Anchor Hocking.

  • 100 Years of Cutlery Design

    Viners has over 100 years of cutlery manufacturing experience.
  • 1906 VINERS is founded

    The Viners brand is started in Sheffield by Willie and Emile Viener.
  • 22 Viners Stores

    22 Viners stores and concessions throughout the U.K.
  • 4 Royal Warrants - Gerald Benny

    Gerald Benney was one of the most influential British goldsmiths of the late 20th century. Notably, he was the first British craftsman to hold four Royal Warrants simultaneously. Appointed as a designer for Viners in 1957 his patterns including Studio and Chelsea are still hugely successful.
  • 2012 VINERS is acquired by EveryWare Global Inc.

    The Viners brand is acquired by EveryWare Global Inc. merging it with other well-known brands such as George Wilkinson, Anchor Hocking, Mermaid and Sant’ Andrea.
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