Grohe AG announced on October 16th, new investments in Lahr aimed at increasing manufacturing capacity of colour sanitary fittings. GROHE runs its global competence center for hand showers and shower systems at this site. Thomas Fuhr, Grohe CEO and COO Fittings LIXIL International, revealed during a site visit, the GROHE production in the Black Forest will be implementing PVD technology by the end of 2019. The investment amounting to approximately 5 million euros will also be creating 27 new jobs.
With the PVD coating technique we bring a high-end technology to Lahr that’s in line with a global consumer trend and also serves a growth segment: hand showers and shower systems in beautiful colours for customized designs in bathrooms. With this investment we’re increasing the manufacturing scope of the plant, which puts us in a better position to bring the hand showers and shower systems in GROHE colours to market faster.
- Thomas Fuhr GROHE CEO and COO Fittings LIXIL International
Innovative production Made in Germany
“The technologies used at this site are cutting-edge in the sanitary industry and we’re proud that adding the PVD technology will create another highlight in our production of hand showers and shower systems. This will strengthen our innovation cycle and give additional support to Lahr not only as a production site but also an attractive employer in the region”, explains plant manager Hans-Martin Souchon.
GROHE supplies its entire global product portfolio for hand showers and shower systems with around 1300 product variants produced at its Lahr site. As a technology leader, GROHE invests significantly in the continuous expansion of its five production plants worldwide. Over the past three years around 15 million euros have been invested in Lahr alone. This plant is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, working with more than 100 automated processes and collaborative robots. Over the past five years the number of GROHE employees in Lahr has risen by 20 percent to around 750.
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