Grohe opens 30million USD factory

20 Dec, 17

Thailand factory to double production of single lever mixers

Brassware and sanitaryware manufacturer Grohe has invested $30million in a 1200sqm plant in Klaeng, Thailand, which will create 800 jobs in five years.

It will house manufacturing for zinc parts with capacity for full-scale production of single lever mixers and by 2021 capacity will reach 12million pieces, double its current levels.

In addition, according to Grohe, the building is the most sustainable plant of its kind in Southeast Asia and boasts solar panels, grey water technology, as well as waste separation and dust collecting sytems.

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It follows investments over the past five years, which include $100million in technologies, job and sustainability at all its production plants, including an expansion of its factory in Lahr, Germany.

Grohe CEO Michael Rauterkus commented: “Twenty two years ago, Grohe Siam started as a small factory. Now it is one of the largest manufacturers of one-hand mixers in the world. Today we are taking our growth to the next level.”

Parent company Lixil has enabled Grohe to expand, having doubled investments since 2014 and has also enabled the company to enter the sanitaryware market, as well as providing digital technology for smart homes.