Zwiesel Glas has acquired German brand daff, adding placemats and coasters to its portfolio.

Zwiesel Glas ushered in a new era back in 2022: In order to equip the tables of this world not only with perfect glasses in the future, but also with matching cutlery and tableware, the glass manufacturer joined forces with its long-standing U.S. partner Fortessa Tableware Solutions. The resulting Zwiesel Fortessa Group is a leading international group in the tableware sector with branches in
America, France, Hungary, Spain, China, Japan and India. Its portfolio ranges from top-quality glassware, cutlery and porcelain to concepts and solutions for customers in the consumer and professional sectors. The best in their industry as well as private consumers and design specialists in over 160 countries rely on the exceptional and particularly durable quality products, which are characterized by their special sustainability.

The acquisition of daff marries with the Zwiesel Fortessa Group’s vision to become a global market leader for the complete table setting, after its status as the global market leader in crystal glass for the upscale hotel and restaurant industry was confirmed for the seventh year in a row in 2024 and is the next logical step in the company’s development.

“We want to offer brands worldwide for all moments that make life special. With the FORTESSA® brand products, we have already been able to significantly expand our range for the professional sector under the umbrella of United Tables by Zwiesel and thus already offer a comprehensive range for the laid table. The fact that we are now expanding our portfolio to include important table accessories such as placemats and coasters in both sales areas is the next logical and strategically important step,” says company owner Prof. Andreas Buske, explaining the reasons for the acquisition of daff.

Bringing colour to the table, in a clear design, made of practical material – that was the basic idea of daff founder Carin Benter. The first placemats “made in Germany” were produced in 2001. To this day, the established company in the table accessories sector stands for uncompromising standards of quality, design, functionality and sustainability and is therefore an ideal addition to the Zwiesel Fortessa Group.

The products are available in different versions, made from sustainable and/or vegan materials such as PET felt, recycled leather and LAV (Leather Alternative Vegan).

Zwiesel Glas took over daff’s business operations and global distribution rights on May 1, 2024. Benter is actively involved in the integration process and will continue to be available for all customer contacts and sales-related questions.

In the B2B sector, United Tables by Zwiesel, the professional subsidiary of Zwiesel Glas, will now also offer a wide range of placemats and glass coasters made of high-quality and sustainable materials – in addition to top-quality glasses and first-class products from the porcelain and cutlery categories. Private end consumers can still order daff products at www.daff.de.

Tableware International

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