Herdmar was established in 1911 by Mr. Manuel Marques and is very proud to be a 100-year-old 3rd generation family-run business, located in Caldas das Taipas, Guimaraes, in the north of Portugal. Over the years the company has grown to become one of the largest producers of fine stainless steel flatware in all of Europe and the world, exporting to more than fifty different countries. Equipped with the most updated technologies and manufacturing equipment, the Herdmar factory is unsurpassed in its ability to produce high quality stainless steel flatware in a wide variety of platings and coatings. Herdmar’s unique and striking original designs showcase the company’s talent for creating must-have products. The motto of the Herdmar organization is, "Bringing freshness to the table." The impeccable quality and beautiful design of the Herdmar product most certainly achieves this goal, maintaining the legacy of dedication and excellence begun by Manuel Marques over a hundred years ago.