1989

Productions managers Paddy Lafferty and Patsy Breen, each with over 40 years’ experience in Arklow Pottery, take a two week trip to Japan to observe first-hand how Noritake porcelain factories operate. This is the first time Irish workers have visited their Japanese counterparts.

Media reports that Nortiake are in talks with an international mergers and acquisitions team about launching a take-over of Waterford Glass.

Former Arklow Pottery workers Jim Keogh and Willy O’Farrell establish Wicklow Vale Ceramics serving the gift-ware market.

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