In 1826, the plant in Fesches-le-Châtel in Franche-Comté in France was built by the industrial group Japy for the purpose of manufacturing household utensils made of beaten iron as well as cooking utensils. And it was on this site steeped in history that the very first French beaten tinplate saucepan was made in 1849. CRISTEL therefore rose from Japy’s ashes in 1983.
Nearly one century later, in 1987, under the management of the Dodane family, Cristel launched its "Cook & Serve" concept, a collection of top-of-the-range frying pans and saucepans with removable handles, an original concept designed by Paul Dodane.
CRISTEL is now a brand acknowledged throughout the International culinary world, and the reference thanks to its clever balance between quality, functionality and aesthetics.