“Aue” plant, Schiltach

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 2016 financial year, the faucet and shower specialist employed around 4,800 people and supplied faucets and showers in over 140 countries.

In 2017, Hansgrohe will celebrate its 116th birthday. In 1901, founder Hans Grohe started off from humble beginnings with his metal pressing plant in Schiltach in the Black Forest. Even today, the company headquarters still remains at the adopted home of “clever Hans”. However, his brand now enjoys a global reputation – hansgrohe and AXOR products with the “Made in Germany” quality standard are now used around the world.


  • Is a European stock corporation (Societas Europaea SE), which is not listed on the stock exchange
  • Has two majority shareholders:
    - The Masco Corporation, Taylor/Michigan, USA as majority shareholder (68%)
    - Syngroh Verwaltungs- und Beteiligungs-GmbH, Schiltach, the holding company of the Klaus Grohe family (32%)

    The Hansgrohe Group follows 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. Organization – development of the company’s organizational structure, international personnel development and talent management
    Turnover 2016
    New record turnover: 1 billion euros. Hansgrohe SE increased turnover by 6.7 percent in the 2016 financial year. The company is growing both in Germany and abroad, and has ambitious goals for the future.
    Production staff at Hansgrohe SE.
    As of the end of 2016, the Hansgrohe Group employs 4,785 people around the world. During 2016, the company also created new jobs and invested a lot in training and development, in promoting young talent and also in its talent and health management.
    Supervisory Board at Hansgrohe SE
    Refreshing management: The Hansgrohe SE management team is closely associated with the company and knows it like the back of their hands.
    World map
    From São Paulo via Schiltach to Shanghai: Since 1901, the company headquarters has been located in the Black Forest. Today, production takes place in Germany, France, China and the USA.