Arc France, with dedicated Food Service brands Arcoroc® and Chef & Sommelier®, is the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of tabletop solutions to the hotel & restaurant market. The company draws from a rich history dating back more than 190 years, during which time it has developed a reputation for innovation, cutting edge product design, superior material performance and a high quality blemish free finish.
With factories in France, Russia, UAE, USA and China, and operating in over 160 countries, Arc International is the perfect partner for drinkware, dinnerware, tableware solutions and cutlery across the globe.
Chef & Sommelier® is a prestigious fine dining brand that reflects France’s gastronomic heritage and expertise, and focuses on innovative product design, world leading material performance with a perfect product finish to deliver strong and durable Drinkware, Dinnerware and Flatware.
Aimed at the finest hotels, restaurants and bars, Chef & Sommelier® helps professionals to express their creativity and talent, and to awaken the senses of the most demanding hotel guests.
Arcoroc® is the world’s largest dedicated Food Service tabletop solutions and Drinkware brand designed for professionals. It offers a complete range of products and performance materials to cover all hotel needs.
A strong focus on thermal and mechanical resistance and intensive use ensures that all Glassware, Dinnerware and Flatware collections offer enhanced lifespan benefits.
Kwarx® Advanced Material
Arc International Research Centre took 2 years with more than 50 dedicated engineers and R&D specialists to develop a ground breaking material innovation for Hotels & Restaurants which is called Kwarx®.
Kwarx® is a new cutting-edge glass material that has excited and amazed hotels with it’s fantastic looks combined with incredible durability.
Kwarx® combines the best qualities of all glass, lead crystal, and cristalline products. It has the sparkle, lustre and finesse of lead crystal, while being more resistant than everyday sodalime glassware. In fact it is 30% stronger than sodalime glass, with increased scratch resistance, and no degrading even up-to 2000 industrial wash cycles. It is also the only glass material with perfect clarity, T ≈ O.
Kwarx® is a material therefore, that gives market leading lifespan longevity, while matching the refinenment of the purest crystal.
Maxima Porcelain from Chef & Sommelier®
Chef & Sommelier utilizes the exclusive material: Maxima Porcelain for its dinnerware. Maxima is twice as resistant as products of the same thickness in other porcelain materials.
Chef & Sommelier dinnerware collections break with tradition. There are distinctive patterns, mini squares for Satinique, simple and elegant lines for Ginseng, the contrast of matt and gloss glazes for Olea, and distinctive black, taupe grey and caramel pieces for Grands Chefs.
Chef & Sommelier offers an infinite variety of creative and indulgent combinations to allow hotels & restaurants to express their individuality.
Simple, trendy and clever, Luminarc® collections make up creativity to the table every day. With reference to France, its style and art of living, the brands combine colours and shapes with easy-to-use everyday tableware, and propose well-thought out collections of versatile products from the kitchen to the table.
Luminarc® offers all over the world articles adapted to local uses and customs.
Fully Tempered Drinkware from Arcoroc®
For hotels, breakage issues are a regular occurrence. In order to increase the life of products by 10 to 15 times, in 1958 Arc’s research and development department perfected a technical process known as “tempering”. This process provides products with excellent resistance to heat and mechanical shock.
Fully Tempered glassware can be up to 5 times more resistant to impact damage (mechanical shock) than standard hotel glassware tabletop solutions that has not undergone any specific treatment.
Fully Tempered products are also resistant to variations in temperature of 135 degrees C. They can thus withstand the shock of a hot wash and then a freezing drink being poured into them without the need to cool.