- On June 15, 1901, Hans Grohe founded a handicraft business for metal products in Schiltach in the Kinzig Valley, Black Forest.
- Many things have changed since that day, but not our passion for water and our claim to always lead with style when it comes to our work and our products.
- We feel committed to this claim – then, now and in the future.
- That is the #hansfactor.
The #hansfactor describes the green innovator’s heart of all team members. From it, emanates the strive to create unforgettable moments with the element of water. This passion for water is tangible in the art of engineering, in the willingness to experiment, and also in the company’s own demand for perfection, which can be seen, for example, in the sound and spray laboratory, where highly sensitive microphones are used to carefully search for disturbance sounds. However, the most important pulling force is the know-how and commitment of all employees. That’s why the #hansfactor can be felt in every product, then and now.
The energy and drive to constantly work and improve ranges from revolutionary bathroom innovations to pioneering technologies in water saving. The result was the further development of the hand-held shower with its elegant and functional porcelain handle, and the first Unica shower bar, which made showering a fashionable and everyday activity. The Mistral Eco showerhead, which reduced water consumption by 50% at the time, was a milestone towards a sustainable future. The pursuit of climate-friendly solutions has been translated into the digital age in the specially developed hansgrohe water-saving calculator. The tool calculates the water and budget savings that can be achieved by switching to hansgrohe products with EcoSmart and CoolStart technology. With the iBox, the long-awaited freedom of choice and flexibility in system and design found its way into the bathroom. Thanks to its installation, the bathroom can be converted and upgraded at any time without having to select a shower system beforehand.
Over the past 120 years, Hansgrohe has been defining styles time and again. In countless bathrooms and kitchens, people all over the world trust our outstanding products. We want to continue to live up to this self-appointed claim. With “Smart Living” innovations, such as the RainTunes multisensory shower system by our premium brand hansgrohe, we are setting a new pace. However, we also want to lead the way outside the bathroom and kitchen: As a company, we are constantly working on the ambitious goal of being climate neutral in direct emissions at all Hansgrohe sites by 2022. We are even aiming for climate neutrality for all products by 2030.
In our present South African reality we are faced with an ongoing water and energy crisis that urges every business to embrace environmental responsibility and save our most precious resources – most importantly water – and to help herald in a greener world for generations to come.
At the Hansgrohe Group, sustainability as a long-term way of operations and daily responsibility for employees and the environment is a lived, even self-evident attitude that shapes the company’s quest for innovation, design and quality.
Today, the Hansgrohe Group is a company that is embracing change, growing organically and standing for sustainable added value.
At hansgrohe, we not only help build bathrooms, we build the future. We recognise the value in people to collaborate and share expertise. We know that we do isn’t a job, it is a craft. Together with you, we are on the path to tell stories and bring spaces to life. Our craft enhances lives with the beauty of water. This you can count on. #Countonhansgrohe.
hansgrohe. Meet the beauty of water
Author: GBA News Desk