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Over 200 years of history

Respecting French tradition to work for Pharmacists

VITRY has over 200 years of know-how, passed down by generations of highly qualified workers, whose talents contribute to our brand's international reputation.

Founded in 1795, VITRY is one of the oldest cutlery manufacturers in the world, drawing its know-how from the surgical instruments sector.

VITRY accessories are a by-word for quality, sold in pharmacies since 1955, perfect to the finest detail, illustrating the full refinement of hand-finishing.

Created in 1795, VITRY remains the oldest cutlery manufacturer in France.

Once upon a time, in 1795...

XIIIth century

Its origins go back to the Middle Ages, where monks had been manufacturing sabres and swords, followed by surgical instruments, in Nogent.

XVIIIth century

The French Revolution caused the monks to flee, selling the abbey in 1795 to the VITRY brothers.

XIXth century

VITRY takes on an international dimension and takes part in many fairs and exhibitions, consolidating its worldwide reputation.

1907

The VITRY company is bought over by THINET (founded in 1856). Monsieur Jules THINET invents the disposable blade razor.

1954

His successor and grandson, Monsieur Maxence Villiers launches a manicure-pedicure range, available in pharmacies.

1955

1st cutlery display in Pharmacies.

1986

VITRY wins the Point of Sale Oscar.

1995

The Vitry factory, located in Nogent, still occupies the monastery, at a site known as "Le Prieuré".

2005

In 2005, VITRY produced its first range of manicure products to meet the additional requirements of the accessory range.

New make-up signature for VITRY with the acquisition of the famous specialist eye make-up brand, LONGCILS BONCZA. Founded in 1950 by professor BONCZA, the creator of Cake Mascara developed for the actresses of the time, and still in demand with its exclusive formula.

2006

Transfer and modernisation with a new VITRY industrial site in Nantes to continue and boost our development.

Today, VITRY successfully combines high performance accessories and care products to reveal each woman's unique beauty.

Today, VITRY successfully combines high performance accessories and care products to reveal each woman's unique beauty.