Herend, nr. Veszprém, Hungary Porzellanfabrik / Porcelain Manufacturer Founded in 1826 by Vince Stingl as a stoneware and earthenware manufacturer, the company struggled to make a profit. Móric Fischer de Farkasházy purchased the company shares between 1839 and 1840. A relation, Ignác Fischer did his apprenticeship here, prior to starting his own company in 1864. Móric developed the business into a world rated porcelain manufacturer, which still produces high quality items today.