French semi-automatic glassmaker Waltersperger has been taken over.

The Blangy-sur-Bresle glassmaker has changed ownership and is in the hands of Stéphanie and Adrien Tourres who own 100% of the business.

The takeover offer was validated by the Commercial Court of Dieppe, which had placed the company in judicial liquidation at the end of December 2017.

The Tourres name is well known in glassmaking. The Tourres family founded glassmaker Tourres & Cie Verreries de Graville, in Le Havre, France before selling it to the Saverglass group.

The new president of Verreries & Cristalleries Waltersperger is Stéphanie Tourres, who said the company will continue to serve the major perfume houses and develop in the spirits market because demand is high in these two sectors.

The 100-year-old company, which generated €2.5 million in sales in 2017 with 30 employees, specialises in small-batch production of a few hundred pieces and complex, off-the-shelf bottles for perfumery and cosmetics, and spirits.