International design rankings: Hansgrohe AG in the top 10
Lead in the sanitation industry further extended / iF Gold Awards for PuraVida and Focus wash basin mixers
Schiltach, February 16, 2012. Hansgrohe AG (www.hansgrohe.com) has successfully made the leap to join the ten companies leading the world in design. In the current “company” rankings published by the International Forum Design (iF) last weekend, the Black Forest-based mixer and shower manufacturer was ranked in 6th place among the almost 2,000 companies listed. With a score of 1,080 Hansgrohe improved its ranking by five places since the previous year to join such brands as Apple, Sony, Samsung, Philips and Siemens in the top 10. By winning a top spot in this hit parade of “good design”, the bathroom and sanitation specialist headquartered in Schiltach has further extended its lead over the competition in the sanitation industry quite considerably. The iF ranking in the “company” category is based on the sum total of all the iF awards a company has won over the last three years.
Design, technological innovation and quality – also in the interests of easy operation and durability of the products – are inseparable at Hansgrohe AG. This concept has been at the core of the corporate philosophy for this international mixer and shower manufacturer from the Black Forest for decades now. “We are very proud that as a result of having pursued this approach consistently, we have been able to join the ranks of the companies leading the world in terms of design, alongside major players like Apple and Sony,” says a delighted Richard Grohe, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of Hansgrohe AG. “At the same time, being given this top 10 ranking provides us with even greater motivation: our products, collections and solutions will continue to feature outstanding quality in terms of form, functionality and user-friendliness. We will therefore continue to make the most of our relationships with internationally renowned designers and architects like Philippe Starck, Patricia Urquiola, the Bouroullec brothers and Phoenix Design, as well as relying on our own competence in dealing with water.”
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