A thoroughly tried-and-tested, concealed multi-functional product
15 years of the iBox universal, which means: 15 years of concealed installation the easy way. Thanks to this multi-functional product from Hansgrohe, sanitary professionals can quickly and reliably install any products that need to be hidden very elegantly, behind the bathroom wall. This is an advantage for new builds, but also comes in handy when renovating bathrooms. If a bathroom needs to be updated to meet the needs of young or old alike, the installation unit really helps with adapting to the new scenario. Once fitted with the iBox universal, bathrooms can be modernised neatly and easily at a later stage. Thanks to the modular principle, plumbers can now install the same base set for over 400 different mixer variants from premium brands Hansgrohe and AXOR.
Who invented it? Hansgrohe.
The flexible box was launched in 2001 – and introduced to the experts in the trade for the very first time at the sanitary trade fair ISH in Frankfurt. Alois Schönweger, inventor of the iBox universal – and now Head of the Technical Service Centre at Hansgrohe – recalls: “The idea was simple and practical: an installation unit built into the wall, allowing plumbers to connect any type of fixture, without the need to turn the entire bathroom into a construction site every time.” To date, this little gem has notched up more than seven million sales all over the world. “A success that lots of companies have since tried to replicate.”
15 years of installation freedom
The iBox universal is ideally suited to meet everyday professional installation requirements. Designed for use with all common installation systems, connection types and fittings, the box is really easy to install. It can be built into the wall, installed on or in front of the wall, mounted on a support system, on prefabricated house installation plates or using a mounting rail set. A patented adjustment ring makes it possible to adjust the unit to fit walls of varying thickness. The iBox is also watertight and soundproof. A variety of accessories are available for problematic installation conditions.