Aerial view of the Hansgrohe “Aue” plant, Schiltach

Company headquarters of Hansgrohe SE in Schiltach in the Black Forest

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 their 115th birthday. In 1901, founder Hans Grohe started off from humble beginnings with his metal pressing plant 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 products with the “Made in Germany” quality standard are now used around the world.


  • Was founded in 1901 by the 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 majority shareholders:
    • The Klaus Grohe family, Schiltach (32%)
    • The Masco Corporation, Taylor/Michigan, USA (68%)

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
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.

New record turnover: 964 million euros. Hansgrohe SE increased turnover by more than 10 percent in the 2015 financial year. The company is growing both in Germany and abroad, and has ambitious goals for the future.
As of the 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.
Refreshing management: The Hansgrohe SE management team is closely associated with the company and knows it like the back of their hands.
From Sao Paolo via Schiltach to Shanghai: Since 1901, the company headquarters has been located in the Black Forest. Today, production takes place in Germany, France, China, the Netherlands and the USA.

2011 – The year of new records

Hansgrohe finished the 2011 financial year on a high, with new records achieved in company turnover, pre-tax profits, employees and many other areas. Never before has the company invested so much in its future.