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Stoke-on-Trent company to produce china for Virgin

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10/28/2008 AT 10:22

This order for more than a quarter of a million pieces is enough to equip approximately 300 restaurants and is a very welcome addition to the company order book. Dudson, a 208 year old family owned business, specialises in tableware for the hospitality industry and continues today to manufacture all ceramic products in Stoke-on-Trent sourcing local materials such as Cornish clay.

The stylish but simple design of the place settings that will be used throughout the first class accommodation will replace china that had been in use since the start of the Pendolino services in 2004. Better utilisation will mean that the total number of pieces in each individual set will reduce from nine to five.

Nic Cuthbertson, Virgin Trains' Product Development and Purchasing Manager said today: “We have been impressed by Dudson's professionalism in understanding our requirements and converting our ideas to something real and workable. They are an excellent example of fine British workmanship and materials.”

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