The Staub journey begins in the Alsace region of France. Rich in history, food and craft, the area is renowned for hearty one-pot recipes and fine enameled ceramics. With as much attention as the Alsatians applied to perfecting the one-pot meal, Staub’s founder set himself to perfecting the pot itself. The grandson of a cookware merchant, Francis Staub designed his first enameled pot in an old artillery factory in 1974, merging cast iron’s utility with the latest technology available.
Today the success of these designs has become the benchmark for enameled cast iron cookware and is the reference brand for some of the worlds great chefs including Paul Bocuse. The winning result is French enameled cast iron cookware that marries the expression of the artisan with the culinary imagination of gourmet chefs to produce the ultimate in comfort food. Featuring a special black matte enamel interior for non-stick braising and self-basting spikes, Staub cookware excels in providing the perfect environment for slow-cooked, flavor-enhanced meals. With a wide assortment of interesting presentation pieces in dynamic colors, Staub cookware easily moves from the kitchen to the table at home and in the finest restaurants worldwide – a testimony to their quality and endearing beauty. Today the stork of Alsace is a symbol of Staub heritage that distinguishes Staub products. All Staub products continue to be manufactured in France and are available worldwide.
In June 2008, Staub became one of the prestige cookware brands in the Zwilling J.A. Henckels Group. A natural compliment to the Zwilling culinary heritage, Staub will continue to merge technology with tradition, artisan with craftsmanship, to turn its expertise with cast iron and ceramics into more innovative oven-to-the-table merchandise.
The history of the Zwilling J.A Henckels brand starts on
June 13, 1731 (under the Gemini star sign). It was on that day that knife-maker Peter Henckels from Solingen registered the “Twin” symbol as his trademark with the Cutlers´ Guild of Solingen. This symbol which is now well-known all over the world, is thus one of the oldest trademarks in the world.
Today´s name – Zwilling J.A Henckels – was given to the Company by a descendant of Peter Henckels, Johann Abraham Henckels.
In March of 2008, Zwilling J.A Henckels announced that it acquired the Belgian cookware manufacturer Demeyere N.V.. Zwilling thereby continues implementing its course of strategic expansion with the acquisition of this very complementary, premium brand.
Only a month later, Zwilling acquired the French cookware manufacturer Groupe Staub. Staub will remain an independent brand and generate synergy effects in Zwilling’s worldwide sales and marketing organization.