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Le Creuset History

Le Creuset began producing its first porcelain enamelled cast iron pots in 1925 from its foundry in Fresnoy-le-Grand, France. It is from this base that Le Creuset continues to produce its world famous cast iron pots.

While Le Creuset has expanded the types of products it offers and has taken advantage of many technological advances since its beginnings in 1925, some things have not changed in the manufacture of Le Creuset’s cast iron.

Le Creuset has continued to use the hand-crafted techniques and the original process of forging and casting in the manufacturing of its cookware. This attention to its heritage is also characteristic of the design. The Cocotte, or French Oven, was one of the first cast iron items produced by Le Creuset and is still the most popular item sold in a range of bright retro colours, with Volcanic (orange) the company’s trademark.


Le Creuset was founded in 1925 in the town of Fresnoy-le-Grand in Northern France by two Belgian industrialists - Armand Desaegher (a casting specialist) and Octave Aubecq (an enameling specialist).

Factory Brick Factory

The very first Le Creuset brick factory is still part of our current factory now

THE EARLY YEARS (1925 - 1957)
THE GLOBAL YEARS (1992 - 2013)