kb-network    Focus 05 Feb 2018

GROHE goes big in 2018 with 3D printing plans, Milan Design Week, and a new ceramic range


GROHE’s planned 2018 activities follow the momentum of the company’s advancements made throughout last year. At the start of the year, GROHE also received the CSR Award of the German Federal Government, for its responsible and sustainable commitment. Soon after, US business magazine, FORTUNE, included GROHE in its ‘Change the World’ ranking. In September, GROHE commissioned its expanded electroplating facility at the Lahr plant in Germany, where it increased its capacity to chrome plated plastic components such as showerheads by up to 70 per cent. Then in Thailand, the company opened a new zinc manufacturing facility, which is set to be one of the most sustainable plants of its kind in Southeast Asia. It was also a record year for the GROHE design team who received a total of 62 design awards.

In the upcoming months, GROHE intends to continue developing its innovative strength with plans to expand the production of fittings to the 3D printing process and to implement the first test prints in a pilot project. 2018 will also see GROHE’s attendance at Milan Design Week in April. In addition, GROHE will launch its third ceramic range in March while also working on numerous product innovations in advance of ISH 2019.

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