Hansgrohe’s new UK HQ officially opens its doors

Posted in Business, News on 6 May, 2024

With its brands AXOR and hansgrohe, leading manufacturer in the bathroom industry Hansgrohe, has now unveiled its new Warwick-based UK headquarters to key stakeholders and customers.

  • Enhanced HQ facilities, extended product showrooms, bespoke installer training suites, customer services, stock distribution capability – now all under one roof.
  • More than 4,000 sq. ft of stunning showroom space and a new Installer Academy – both specially designed to suit customer needs.
  • Officially opened by Managing Director for Hansgrohe UK & Ireland, Jay Phillips and Hansgrohe Group CEO, Hans Juergen Kalmbach.

Jay Phillips, MD for Hansgrohe UK & Ireland (right) and Hansgrohe Group CEO, Hans Juergen Kalmbach (left).

The HQ move is part of an overall £5m investment and a key landmark in the company’s strategic growth plans. The new head office provides 40,000 sq. ft of capacity, more than doubling the size of Hansgrohe’s previous UK HQ footprint in Surrey.

Ranges are shown in collections and inspirational bathroom settings.

The Water Showroom
Designed to bring the business even closer to customers, the new premises include a dedicated state-of-the-art showroom space, spanning more than 4,000 sq. ft.

With striking working water displays showcasing the company’s leading portfolio of high-quality showers, taps and accessories across both AXOR and hansgrohe brands, the new Warwick Water Studio allows customers to see and experience the extended ranges first-hand. Where the architectural and design community is already well-served through hansgrohe’s contemporary Water Studio in Clerkenwell, central London, this new facility ensures even greater accessibility for customers from around the country to view products easily.

All beautifully displayed, ranges are shown in collections and inspirational bathroom settings. Emphasised in a specially constructed area, AXOR’s ongoing collaborations with global designers is clearly on display. While for hansgrohe, its shower, brassware, and accessories ranges are presented alongside its new ceramics, furniture, and mirrors for the first time, highlighting the company’s ambition to become a complete bathroom solutions provider.

The Installer Academy
The new HQ also houses a purpose-built Installer Academy training centre, designed to deliver first-class, hands-on training for trade professionals. Part of strengthening its offering to the trade, the expansion in training facilities provides enhanced access to technical support from Hansgrohe’s product experts and the opportunity for direct, practical experience across the product portfolio.

Working water walls showing the performance of EcoSmart vs standard products sits alongside brassware installation stations and visible pipework areas. Designed to give installers an all-round understanding of the products, fitting requirements and performance, before they head out to site, training courses will begin later in the year.

Jay Phillips, Managing Director of Hansgrohe UK & Ireland, commented: “It is a real pleasure to open the doors of our HQ and officially call Warwick our new home.

“The central location, just off the M40, means we are more accessible than ever to our customers. And, by more than doubling the size of our previous HQ in Surrey, we can have everything available under one roof, from a spacious showroom and training, to warehousing and distribution. This will ensure we are able to best meet the needs of our busy customers and support them with their business.

“We recently expanded our product portfolio to ensure we can provide full bathroom solutions, and, in the coming years, we have ambitious plans to take the company further forward through continued product innovation and market leadership.

“This significant investment in our state-of-the-art new head office is a vital part of making these plans a reality.”

For further information on Hansgrohe and its wide portfolio of products, visit https://www.hansgrohe.co.uk/

About the Hansgrohe Group – Setting the Beat of Water. Since 1901.
With its brands AXOR and hansgrohe, the Hansgrohe Group, based in Schiltach/Southern Germany, enjoys a reputation as a leader in innovation, design and quality within the bath and kitchen industry.

Founded in 1901 in the Black Forest, the company gives water form and function with its faucets, showerheads and shower systems. In combination with sanitary ceramics and bathroom furniture, the company offers individual design options from a single source for holistic bathroom experiences. The 122-year history of the company is marked by innovations, such as the first hand-held shower with multiple spray types, the first pull-out kitchen faucet, and the first wall bar to hold a hand-held shower. The company holds more than 20,000 active property rights.

The Hansgrohe Group stands for long-lasting quality products and for responsibility towards people and the environment. Sustainable production of resource-conserving products is central to the company’s business activities around the globe. By developing innovative technologies for taps and showers, Hansgrohe achieves the greatest possible effect on protecting water as a resource and limiting and adapting to climate change during the usage phase of its products.

As part of its consistent sustainability strategy, Hansgrohe is equipping all water-bearing products exclusively with water-saving technologies by 2030 within its “ECO 2030” initiative. With 33 subsidiaries and 21 sales offices supplying products in more than 150 countries, the globally active company in the sanitary industry is a reliable partner to its customers in all regions of the world. The Hansgrohe Group, its brands and products have won numerous awards, including more than 700 design prizes since 1974. The products of the Hansgrohe Group are found around the world: on renowned cruise ships, in luxurious 5-star and boutique hotels, in international metropolitan cities, in extraordinary spas, exclusive bathrooms of lodges and luxury villas, public facilities, as well as in countless private homes.

The Hansgrohe Group’s high-quality standards are ensured by eight wholly-owned production facilities: four in Germany, one each in France, in Serbia, the United States and China. In 2022, the Hansgrohe Group generated a turnover of EUR 1.528 billion. It employs around 5,600 people worldwide, about 60 percent of whom work in Germany. 


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