Laufen company celebrates 160 years

18 Jul, 14

Similor manufactures brassware for the Laufen brand

Similor, which manufactures brassware for the Laufen brand, has celebrated 160 years of being in business.

Henri Jean Charles Kugler opened a foundry in 1846 to produce brass products, oil and petroleum lamps before establishing the Kugler company eight years later, in 1854. In 1863, Kugler became the first Swiss company to produce water and gas fittings.

Similor, which was established in 1917, acquired Kugler in 1996 before joining the Spanish family-owned company Roca in 2007. The brassware manufacturer has been based at Laufen headquarters since 2010.

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Its latest tap ranges for Laufen include the Curveplus, designed by Andreas Dimitriadis.