The Enoch Club is a community of family businesses over 200 years old

Enochists or the Enoch Club (Enoch Club) - this is the name of the association of private companies, whose history goes back at least two hundred years.

The Enoch Club was founded in 1981 in France. The idea of ​​creating an association came to the head of Gerard Glotin, president of the Marie Brizard company, which has been producing alcoholic beverages since 1755. The association got its name from Enoch, who, according to the Bible, lived for 365 years. Interestingly, Enoch is also mentioned in the Qur'an and Islamic religious tradition as the prophet Idris.

Now the Enoch's club includes 1 English company, 14 Italian, 12 French, 4 German, 2 Dutch, 5 Japanese, 2 Belgian and 2 Swiss. The oldest member of the club is a Japanese family that has owned the Hoshi Hotel in Ishikawa Prefecture for 46 generations. The hotel was built in 717.

There are strict requirements for those wishing to join the Enoch Club:

  • The company must have existed for at least 200 years
  • At least 50% of its owners must be descendants of the founder of the company
  • The company must prosper and make a feasible contribution to the development of the Enochivtsev club

Today, the Enoch Club consists of the following family businesses (company name, country, year of foundation, type of activity):

  • Akafuku (Japan, 1707, traditional baked goods)
  • Amarelli (Italy, 1731, production of licorice root)
  • Augustea (Italy, 1629, sea transport)
  • Banque Hottinguer (France, 1786, banking)
  • Barovier & Toso (Italy, 1295, tableware production)
  • Beretta (Italy, 1526, famous manufacturer of small arms)
  • Cartiera Mantovana (Italy, 1615, paper production)
  • C. Hoare & Co (Great Britain, 1672, banking)
  • Colbachini & Figli (Italy, 1745, bell production)
  • Confetti Mario Pelino (Italy, 1783, candy production)
  • De Kuyper Royal Distillers (Netherlands, 1698, wine industry)
  • D'Ieteren (Belgium, 1805, import of cars)
  • Descours & Cabaud (France, 1786, build)
  • Ditta Bortolo Nardini (Italy, 1779, food industry)
  • Éditions Henry Lemoine (France, 1772, sound recording)
  • Établissements Peugeot Frères (France, 1810, auto industry)
  • Fratelli Piacenza (Italy, 1733, wool production)
  • Friedr. Schwarze (Germany, 1664, alcohol production)
  • Gebr. Scholler-Anker (Germany, 1733, building)
  • Gekkeikan Sake Company (Japan, 1637, sake production)
  • Guerrieri Rizzardi (Italy, 1678, winemaking)
  • Giobatta & Piero Garbellotto (Italy, 1775, barrel production)
  • Hoshi (Japan, 717, hospitality)
  • Hugel & Fils (France, 1639, winemaking)
  • Jean Roze (France, 1756, silk fabrics)
  • J.D. Neuhaus (Germany, 1745, crane production)
  • Lanificio G.B. Conte (Italy, 1757, textile)
  • Les Fils Dreyfus & Cie (Switzerland, 1813, banking)
  • Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch & C (Switzerland, 1796, banking)
  • Louis Latour (France, 1797, winemaking)
  • Mellerio dits Meller (France, 1613, jewelry)
  • Möller Group (Germany, 1730, vehicle trim)
  • Monzino (Italy, 1750, musical instruments)
  • Okaya Estate (Japan 1669 Real Estate)
  • Piacenza Cashmere (Italy, 1733, wool production)
  • Banque Pictet (Switzerland, 1805, money management)
  • Pollet SA (Belgium, 1788, manufacture of cleaning agents)
  • Revol porcelaine (France, 1789, porcelain production)
  • SFCO (France, 1685, wealth management)
  • Thiercelin (France, 1809, agricultural products)
  • Toraya (Japan, circa 16th century, traditional baked goods)
  • Van Eeghen Group (Netherlands, 1662, crop products)
  • Viellard-Migeon (France, 1796, fishhooks and other steel products)
  • Vitale Barberis Canonico (Italy, 1663, fabric production)

In 2000, Marie Brizard, the founding company of the association, departed from the Enoch Club. This happened due to the fact that Marie Brizard took over a third-party investment fund.

In truth, the Enochists, apart from the duration of their existence, have little in common with the person whose name the Club is named after. According to biblical tradition, Enoch dedicated his life not to business, but to God. As a reward for this, he became one of two people (the second was the prophet Elijah) whom God took to heaven during his lifetime.