The Kahla porcelain factory was established in 1844 and had become one of the most important porcelain manufacturers in Germany by the time of World War I. In 1904, shortly before mining ceased in Freiburg, the company director took the decision to establish a new branch in there. The new factory commenced production of technical ceramics for use in electrical engineering in 1906. In 1911 and 1914, the factory was expanded. The porcelain factory in Freiberg shut down in 1932 following the Great Depression. The administration office, built in 1922, the adjoining building and the former director’s villa dating back to 1913/1914, were carefully refurbished between 1993 and 1997 in line with their protected status. Today the buildings house the district administration for Central Saxony.