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Author Topic: Marquis by Waterford made in Poland - info please  (Read 2912 times)

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Offline Deb of Oz

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Marquis by Waterford made in Poland - info please
« on: April 22, 2009, 01:24:55 PM »
The label on the bottom of a ship's decanter reads "Marquis by Waterford made in Poland" - gold with green lettering.

A joke? Waterford crystal was made in ** Poland **? This brand seems to only be available in the USA. It's on that website not UK.

More info please, for example, how old is this Marquis brand?

Thank you

Deb

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Re: Marquis by Waterford made in Poland - info please
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2009, 02:34:47 PM »
It's called outsourcing! See paragraph 8 here

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Re: Marquis by Waterford made in Poland - info please
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2009, 02:17:30 AM »
Obviously not concentrating - offshored all the Irish jobs, then closed @ home. I perceived the Waterford closure thing as 'no-one buying anymore'.
BTW off-shoring didn't work - still went into receiversip.

Companies which downsize continue to downsize until they cease to exist.

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Re: Marquis by Waterford made in Poland - info please
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2009, 02:01:11 PM »
Debbie,

Waterford Wedgwood did, as you say, go into receivership, but they were bought by an American venture capital company (KPS) earlier this year, and, as I undestand it, are restructuring in order to carry on producing. It may be Chinese Whispers, but I did hear that outsourcing was being reconsidered (but that might be a hope that just got converted in the re-telling!!).

IMHO part of the downfall was the lowering of the quality of a world renowned product, through outsourcing. It was quite possibly part of the complex downfall of the company(s), along with the rates of exchange, etc, etc...

Oh, a sense of proportion, not everthing was outsorced, I believe the expensive quality items continued to be made in Ireland.

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Re: Marquis by Waterford made in Poland - info please
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2009, 06:33:02 PM »
And fabulous stuff it was too being made in Ireland, at least it was when I was there about 11 years ago.

 

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