Dudson Joins Arc Cardinal In Historic Partnership

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Arc Cardinal, a North American leading supplier of tabletop to the hospitality industry, is proud to announce that it is partnering with Dudson, a leader in the ceramic sector.

Arc Cardinal and Dudson will announce a sales, marketing and distribution partnership in the North American market at the National Restaurant Association Show on May 19th to 22nd in Chicago. Two of the leading tableware manufacturers will now work in tandem to bring a complete tabletop package of the highest quality glassware, ceramic dinnerware and flatware to the hospitality industry.

Both companies have a long history devoted to quality craftsmanship, innovation and sustainability. Dudson was founded in 1800 in Stoke-on-Trent, England. A leader in the ceramic sector, Dudson will contribute nine generations of expertise in producing stylish, yet remarkably durable dinnerware to the joint partnership thus offering chefs greater variety and the flexibility of customization.  Arc, the worldwide tabletop leader, was established in 1825 in Arques, Pas-de-Calais, France where the headquarters are still located. It is the leading manufacturer of crystal and glassware worldwide. Arc Cardinal is its North American subsidiary and currently commercializes Arcoroc and Chef & Sommelier brands.

Dudson dinnerware is categorized into four main ranges; Evo, Harvest, Fine China and Finest Vitrified Tableware all of which carry a Lifetime Edge Chip Warranty.  Together they combine a variety of leading edge design, textures, shapes and sizes. This diversity in dinnerware easily complements the wide selection of chic, yet long-lasting tabletop for which Arc Cardinal is known, such as the Chef & Sommelier Sequence Collection made of resilient Krysta crystalline glass and barware designed by leading mixologists. 

“We are delighted to welcome Dudson to the Arc Cardinal portfolio. We think of our partnership as unique and unparalleled; two long-established manufacturers, each with an unrivalled pedigree, joining together to form an even stronger union,” says Alexandre Bollengier, president of Arc Cardinal. “Dudson’s focus on hospitality dinnerware gives us the ability to bring emerging trends to the market quickly”

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“Dudson is delighted to join in this historic partnership with Arc Cardinal,” says Max Dudson, CEO of Dudson. “Our common heritage and commitment to quality and sustainability make this a perfect fit. We’re looking forward to our combined presence in North America”.


As a key component of the Arc International global portfolio, Arc Cardinal is part of the largest tableware company in the world. With production facilities in France, the United States, China, Russia and the United Arab Emirates, Arc International provides tableware on a truly global scale. Their mission is to set new standards of excellence through innovative product design, technological advancement, global teamwork and extraordinary customer service. They have a passion for and understanding of food and beverage service. For decades, they have set the world’s tables with some of the most durable, most stylish, most valued tableware around. Made with materials of the highest quality, clarity and consistency, it is tableware that raises the senses while helping raise profits. Arc Cardinal is a part of Arc International, which began as a small, family-owned glass business in France in 1825. It has now grown in the world’s largest tableware manufacturer. Customers in 160 countries trust us every day to make their food and beverage services shine. Learn more at their website.