Grohe

The GROHE Group comprises Grohe AG, Hemer; Joyou AG, Hamburg and other GROHE subsidiaries in foreign markets. The GROHE Group is the world’s leading provider of sanitary fittings.

With its global GROHE brand, the GROHE Group has relied on its brand values of technology, quality, design and responsibility for decades to deliver “Pure Freude an Wasser”. With the JOYOU brand, the Group covers the fast-growing Chinese market.

Spearheaded by GROHE Group S.à r.l., Luxembourg, the GROHE Group has a global workforce of around 10,000 people (including some 4,000 at JOYOU). There are about 2,400 employees working at GROHE in Germany. With three production plants in Germany as well as several plants in other markets, the GROHE Group generated consolidated sales of €1.58 billion in 2014 according to preliminary figures.

The GROHE Group, which was taken over by the LIXIL Group and the Development Bank of Japan in January 2014, currently generates some 85 percent of its sales outside Germany.

The LIXIL Group is the global leader in the building materials and housing equipment industries. Effective 1 April 2015 the global sanitary ware business of LIXIL Group will be integrated in the new LIXIL Water Technology Group (LWTG) business unit. The GROHE, American Standard, JOYOU and LIXIL/INAX brands will remain independent within LWTG.