Aerial photo of the Hansgrohe 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 2015 financial year, the faucet and shower specialist employed around 3,800 people and supplied faucets and showers in 143 countries.

In 2016 the Hansgrohe family will celebrate its 115th 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 major 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 the 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
Net sales at the Hansgrohe Group between 2009 and 2013

Global growth: Hansgrohe also experienced profitable growth in 2013 and was able to further strengthen its position as one of the world’s leading sanitary manufacturers. The company finished the year with a new record in total net sales – over €840 million.

A Hansgrohe employee

The Hansgrohe Group employs over 3,500 staff around the world. The company also created new jobs in 2013 and made targeted investments in promoting young employees, not to mention in the talent and health management programs.

Latest Products 2015
New record turnover: 964 million euros. 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 production employees.
As of end of 2015, the Hansgrohe Group employs 3,805 people around the world. During 2015 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.
Hansgrohe SE Supervisory Board
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 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.