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, Hansgrohe celebrates its 115th birthday. Founder Hans Grohe started out small in 1901, with his metal pressing workshop at Schiltach 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 ...

  • is a European stock corporation (Societas Europaea SE), which is not listed on the stock exchange;
  • has two main shareholders:
    - the American Masco Corporation, Taylor/Michigan (68%).
    - Syngroh Verwaltungs- und Beteiligungs-GmbH, Schiltach, the holding company of the Klaus Grohe family (32%).

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
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 and the USA.