Changes at the Dutch Production Site in Westknollendam
After the sale of the Cleopatra brand to the Dutch Newstar Holding BV, a manufacturer of sanitary and Wellness products, on July 1, 2016, the production site at Westknollendam has undergone a detailed strategic analysis, which included a line optimization of the product portfolio. The results showed that the subsisting production of Hansgrohe products at the Dutch site could be integrated into the remaining production facilities in Europe. Together with the recent investments in the new Research & Development Lab at the Schiltach Headquarters, the new logistics center and the new plastics electroplating facility in Offenburg, the production shift from Westknollendam to Wasselonne further strengthens Hansgrohe’s production sites in Germany and France. This shift is scheduled to be completed by December 2016.
All employees at the Westknollendam site will benefit from socially responsible solutions that have been agreed upon together with the management and the worker’s council. The Sales & Marketing departments will remain at the Westknollendam site until further notice.