World map

The Hansgrohe Group

The bathroom and sanitation specialist Hansgrohe employs over 3,500 staff on all continents around the globe. With ten production sites and offices in 44 countries, the company is one of the few global players in the sanitation industry.

In 2013, the Hansgrohe family celebrated their 112th 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 in more than 140 countries 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 – development of the position as an innovation leader 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. 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.


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.