Balance Sheet Press Conference 2014

The Hansgrohe Group – represented on all continents

With 34 companies and 22 sales offices all over the world, Hansgrohe is one of the few global players in the sanitation industry. During the 2014 financial year, the mixer and shower specialist employed around 3,650 people and supplied mixers and showers to 144 countries.

In 2015 the Hansgrohe family will celebrate its 114th birthday. Founder Hans Grohe started out small in 1901, with his metal pressing workshop in the Black Forest. The company headquarters are still located in the adoptive home of “Clever Hans”. But today the brand that he created enjoys a worldwide reputation: Hansgrohe products, with the “Made in Germany” quality requirement, are used around the world.

Hansgrohe ...

  • was founded in 1901 by trained clothier and exceptionally gifted innovator Hans Grohe (1871-1955) in Schiltach in the Black Forest, Germany;
  • is a European stock corporation (Societas Europaea SE), which is not listed on the stock exchange;
  • has two majority shareholders:
    • the Klaus Grohe family, Schiltach (32 %).
    • the American Masco Corporation, Taylor/Michigan (68%).

The Hansgrohe Group pursues five strategic approaches:

  1. Innovation, design and sustainability – consolidation of its innovation leadership in technology, design and sustainability
  2. Global speed – expansion of its international market presence and development of the emerging markets business model
  3. Quality and productivity – improving product quality and developing a “Global Production Balance”
  4. Lean business processes – streamlining of business processes
  5. Organisation – development of the company's organisational structure, international personnel development and talent management
Hansgrohe sales trend, products
Success through innovation: during the 2014 financial year, Hansgrohe SE recorded a 3.9% increase in turnover. The company is growing both in Germany and abroad, and creating jobs. Record sales: €874.1 million.
Hansgrohe employee USA

The Hansgrohe Group employs a global workforce of 3,650 people. During 2014 the company also created new jobs and made investments in promoting young talent and also in its talent and health management.

The Hansgrohe SE Supervisory Board

Refreshing management: The Hansgrohe SE management team has been closely associated with the company and they know it like the backs of their hands.

The Hansgrohe brand logo

These brand names are the top sellers that everyone is talking about: Hansgrohe, Axor, Pharo and Pontos. They represent innovative, high-quality bathroom products, outstanding design and environmentally-friendly sanitation technologies.

World map

From Sao Paolo to Schiltach to Shanghai: Since 1901, the company headquarters have been located in the Black Forest. These days, production takes place in Germany, France, China, the Netherlands and the USA.

Turnover

Strong growth: despite the unstable economic climate, in 2011 the Hansgrohe Group increased its turnover both at home and abroad, and improved its earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation.

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