The Royal Crown Derby Porcelain Company is a privately owned Limited Company. It employs about 200 people and manufactures the highest quality English Fine Bone China at its factory on a four and a half acre site on Osmaston Road, in Derby, England.
The Company produces bone china tableware, giftware and collectables, for sale primarily in china and glass retailers and department stores, both in the UK and overseas.
The Company also runs a popular Visitor Centre at Osmaston Road, providing factory tours, museum, factory shop and restaurant.
The present factory was established in 1878 but the business traces its origins to the original factory which was set up in Nottingham Road in about 1750. Queen Victoria granted permission to include the title "Royal" in the company name in 1890.
There is also a branch office of Royal Crown Derby in North Hollywood, California, USA, responsible for sales and distribution in that country.