New, intelligent technologies and trend-setting innovations have shaped the year 2017
DUSSELDORF, Germany, January 25, 2018/ -- GROHE (www.GROHE.com), the world’s leading provider of sanitary fittings, continues to fully count on its innovative strength in 2018. In the upcoming months, among other things, the plans are to expand the production of fittings to the 3D printing process and to implement first test prints in a pilot project. In March, GROHE will launch its third ceramic line. In addition, GROHE is working on numerous product innovations in light of the 2019 ISH.
GROHE is seen as a pioneer in the field of digitalization and as such GROHE CEO Michael Rauterkus will address the topic “Water as a resource in times of digitalization” during the World Market Leaders Summit in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany on January 31st.
Setting New Standards for the Smart Home of the Future at ISH
GROHE's projects seamlessly continue the innovative approach of the year 2017. At the ISH in Frankfurt am Main, the world's leading trade fair for bathroom, heating and air-conditioning technology, GROHE presented numerous outstanding new products, including Sense and Sense Guard. With this intelligent water control system, GROHE is setting new standards for the smart home of the future. The system allows early detection and prevention of water damage.
Another highlight of the ISH was the presentation of the new GROHE shower toilet. Sensia Arena is now the shower toilet with the most numerous awards and has already received 14 design awards. Last year, GROHE successfully completed its development into a full-service provider for the bathroom launching Bau Ceramic, the first of three ceramic lines onto the market in October.
Prestigious Awards Confirm GROHE's Course
Even outside of the sanitary sector, GROHE's work was also widely recognized last year. At the beginning of 2017, the provider of sanitary fittings received the CSR Award of the German Federal Government for its responsible and sustainable commitment. In the summer, the US business magazine FORTUNE included GROHE in its “Change the World” ranking as a brand that is changing the world and the company’s innovative prowess was recognised through 62 design awards, a record year for the GROHE design team.
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GROHE (www.GROHE.com) is the world’s leading provider of sanitary fittings and has a total of over 6,000 employees, 2,400 of which are based in Germany. GROHE has been part of the LIXIL Group Corpo-ration since 2014. As an international brand, GROHE pursues the brand values of technology, quality, de-sign and sustainability, seeking to offer the “Pure joy of water”. GROHE has been developing new product categories since its inception. This includes the GROHE Blue and Red water systems and the recently-introduced GROHE Sense water security system, which is an innovative component in the growth market of smart home technology. Innovation, design and development are closely aligned with one another and are enshrined in the German site as an integrated process. As a result, GROHE products carry the seal of quality “Made in Germany”. In the last ten years alone, GROHE has received over 300 design and innovation awards as well as several top rankings as one of “Germany’s most sustainable large brands”, confirming the success of the brand. GROHE was the first in its industry to win the German government’s CSR prize and was also featured in the renowned Fortune® magazine’s ranking of Top 50 that are “Changing the World”.
About LIXIL Corporation
LIXIL (www.LIXIL.com) is a global leader in the housing and building industry. Our unique portfolio spans everything from technologies that revolutionize how we interact with water in our daily lives, to a full lineup of products and services for houses and major architectural projects. Delivering core strengths in wa-ter, kitchen, housing, and building technologies, our brands including LIXIL, INAX, GROHE, American Standard, and Permasteelisa are leaders in the industries and regions in which they operate. LIXIL operates in more than 150 countries and employs more than 70,000 people, bringing together function, quality, and design to make people’s lives better and more delightful – wherever they are. Learn more at www.LIXIL.com, www.Facebook.com/lixilgroup/ and www.Linkedin.com/company/lixil-group.