Balance Sheet Press Conference 2016

Balance Sheet Press Conference: (l. to r.) Thorsten Klapproth (Chairman of the Executive Board), Udo Kraus (Vice President Finance and Controlling), Dr. Jörg Hass (Head of Press and Public Relations) answer questions about Hansgrohe's financial year 2015.

The Hansgrohe Group – represented on all continents

With 34 companies and 21 sales offices all over the world, Hansgrohe is one of the few global players in the sanitation industry. During the 2015 financial year, the mixer and shower specialist employed around 3,800 people and supplied mixers and showers in 143 countries.

In 2016 Hansgrohe celebrates its 115th birthday. Founder Hans Grohe started out small in 1901, with his metal pressing workshop in Schiltach 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 their “Made by Hansgrohe” quality, are used all over the world.

Hansgrohe ...

  • is a European stock corporation (Societas Europaea), which is not listed on the stock exchange;
  • has two main shareholders:
    - the American Masco Corporation, Taylor/Michigan, as majority shareholder (68 percent)
    - Syngroh Verwaltungs- und Beteiligungs-GmbH, Schiltach, the holding company of the Klaus Grohe family (32 percent).

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 the 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
Latest Products 2015
New record turnover: €964 million. During the 2015 financial year, Hansgrohe SE recorded an increase in turnover of more than 10%. The company is growing both in Germany and abroad, and has ambitious goals for the future.
Hansgrohe employee USA
As of 31/12/2015, the Hansgrohe Group employs 3,805 people around the world. During 2015 the company also created new jobs, invested a lot in training and development, in promoting young talent and also in its talent and health management.
Hansgrohe SE Supervisory Board

Refreshing management: The Hansgrohe SE management team is 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 and the USA.


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