HANSGROHE GROUP – the Original from the Black Forest
With its brands AXOR and hansgrohe, the Hansgrohe Group, based in Schiltach/Southern Germany, enjoys a reputation as a leader in innovation, design and quality within the bath and kitchen industry. The Hansgrohe Group brings form and function to water with taps, showerheads and shower systems. The 118-year history of the company is marked by innovations such as the first hand-held shower with multiple spray types, the first pull-out kitchen tap, and the first wall bar to hold a hand-held shower. The company holds more than 15,000 active property rights. The Hansgrohe Group stands for long-lasting quality products. With 33 subsidiaries and 22 sales offices supplying products in more than 140 countries, the company is a reliable partner to its customers around the world. The Hansgrohe Group, its brands and products have won numerous awards, including more than 600 design prizes since 1974. Sustainable production of resource-conserving products is central to the company’s business activities around the globe. The products of the Hansgrohe Group are featured in projects around the world, such as the luxurious ocean liner Queen Mary 2, and the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. In 2018, the Hansgrohe Group generated a turnover of EUR 1.081 billion. It employs about 4,700 people worldwide, about 60 percent of whom work in Germany.
hansgrohe stands for innovative solutions for kitchens and bathrooms that combine intelligent functionality, outstanding design, and enduring quality. Based in Germany’s Black Forest region, the internationally active Hansgrohe Group sells premium products for showers, shower systems, bathroom and kitchen taps, and kitchen sinks under the hansgrohe brand.
hansgrohe stands for great moments with water since 1901. With its many award-winning products, this traditional brand shapes the flow of water in the kitchen and the bathroom. Because this is where people spend the time they treasure most and experience precious moments in the interaction with water.
hansgrohe stands for Smart Living applications that enrich people’s everyday lives and offer them more functionality and safety in their homes.
hansgrohe. Meet the beauty of water.
AXOR develops, constructs and produces taps, showerheads and accessories for luxurious bathrooms and kitchens to perfection. At the highest aesthetic and technological levels, avantgarde, one-of-a-kind pieces and collections are created. Some of them are considered classics of bathroom design to this day. Collectively they embody the claim „Form Follows Perfection“: not ending the developmental process until nothing more can be added or removed. Pace-setting design objects have been developed with this recipe for more than 25 years with world-renowned designers, among them Philippe Starck, Antonio Citterio, Jean-Marie Massaud and Patricia Urquiola. AXOR is a brand of the Hansgrohe Group.
The Hansgrohe Group has achieved top rankings within the iF WORLD DESIGN INDEX 2014 – 2018 of the International Forum Design (iF).
The Black Forest–based showers and fixtures specialist is ranked among the top three companies within the iF category INDUSTRY: Bath.
Among the 1,365 German companies, the Hansgrohe Group is ranked among the top ten within the iF category COUNTRIES: Germany; globally, the Hansgrohe Group is ranked in the top 25 among 4,000 companies within the iF category COMPANIES.
At the iF DESIGN AWARDS 2018, nine AXOR- and hansgrohe-branded products received an iF DESIGN AWARD 2018.
For further information on our design awards, please visit www.hansgrohe.com/design.