Although you may already know that German manufacturer Friedrich Grohe AG & Co (Grohe) is one of the world's leading manufacturers of bathroom fixtures and sanitary products, you may not know that this multimillion dollar company had modest beginning that date back to the first half of the 20th century.
To really grasp just how far Grohe has comes since its inception in 1948, we must first look at the entrepreneurial spirit of his father, Hans Grohe. The older Grohe was born the sixth son of a weaver in Berlin, Germany in the late 1800s. Always industrious, Hans Grohe opened his first business in 1901 in the small town of Schiltach, Germany, making metal casings for a larger company that produced alarm clocks. (His company is now known as Hansgrohe, a separate entity from Grohe, yet still a family business). He expanded his business into a factory that produced stovepipe rings, spigots, shower heads, faucets, and other bathroom fixtures. By 1928, Hans Grohe's first factory was employing a remarkable 100 people. Continue reading Grohe history.
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