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The Hansgrohe Group

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 2017 financial year, the mixer and shower specialist employed around 5,000 people and supplied mixers and showers to more than 140 countries.

In 2018 Hansgrohe celebrated its 117th birthday. Founder Hans Grohe started out small in 1901, with his metal pressing workshop in 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 and AXOR products, with their “Made by Hansgrohe” quality are used all over the world.


  • is a European stock corporation (Societas Europaea SE), which is not listed on the stock exchange
  • has two majority shareholders:
    - the American Masco Corporation, Taylor, Michigan, as majority shareholder (68%); and
    - 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 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. Organisation - development of the company's organisational structure, international personnel development and talent management
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AXOR and hansgrohe: the names acclaimed for the innovative and first-rate bathroom products, outstanding designs and environment-friendly sanitation technologies. 

Hansgrohe SE Executive Board
Refreshing management: Hansgrohe's management team is closely associated with the company and they know it like the backs of their hands.
Turnover 2017
New record turnover: During the 2017 financial year, the Hansgrohe Group recorded a 4.6% increase in turnover. The company is growing worldwide, and has ambitious goals for the future.
Hansgrohe employee cleaning shower
As of 31/12/2017, the Hansgrohe Group employs 4,962 people around the world. During 2017 the company also created new jobs, invested a lot in training and development, in promoting young talent and also in its talent and health management.
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From São Paulo 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.