TRANSFORMING THE BATHROOM INTO A LIVING ENVIRONMENT
The personality of this highly traditional Swiss brand reflects a symbiosis of design, quality and functionality. LAUFEN, the premium brand under the ROCA umbrella, is one of the world's leading manufacturers with a global distribution network.
The company's core competence is its knowledge in the area of sanitary ware manufacturing. Over 130 years, the LAUFEN brand has been using the oldest malleable material known to man to make innovative sanitary products in state-of-the-art plants with legendary Swiss precision. Knowledge of the bathroom as a whole developed from the competence of LAUFEN in ceramics manufacturing, and sophisticated design. What makes LAUFEN products unique at the first glance is that their Swiss design unites two major design trends: emotional Italian design from the south and the northern tradition of design precision and clarity.
For LAUFEN, quality has two aspects: manufacturing knowledge and high degree of practical benefit that the finished bathroom affords the customer – which is often not immediately apparent. LAUFEN, a Swiss company manufacturing products that allow water, a precious resource, to be used sparingly, demonstrates in this manner a commitment to preserving natural resources and environmentally- friendly production.
LAUFEN FACTS & FIGURES
|Year of foundation||1892|
|Board of management||Antonio Linares (Senior Managing Director)|
|Product range||Washbasins, toilets, bidets, bathtubs, shower trays, whirl systems, furniture, accessories, faucets|
|Production sites||Laufen/Switzerland, Gmunden/Austria; Bechyně & Znojmo/Czech Republic; Gliwice & Gryfice/Poland|
|Sales subsidiaries||Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, PR China, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA|
|Quantities||3 Mio. ceramic pieces per year|
YEAR OF FOUNDATION
CERAMIC PIECES PRODUCED
PRODUCTION PLANTS IN EUROPE
When the company LAUFEN was founded in Switzerland in 1892, sanitary conditions were well below today's standards and level of convenience - standards to which LAUFEN, the only sanitary porcelain manufacturer producing exclusively in Europe, contributed.
Profound knowledge in manufacturing the most challenging designs. Development and manufacturing work closely together in a perpetual search for the optimal realization of design and quality.
LAUFEN’s commitment to sustainability is embedded in its vision to be the best premium bathroom brand, and to grow sustainably and responsibly. Thus, going forward, LAUFEN pledges to adopt a holistic approach to the lifecycle of its products, devising strategies to improve on all stages.
Laufen is aware of the great importance that building information management (BIM) will have on future business processes, both at the local and global level. Many project participants already invest part of their resources in this platform. The system is based on a virtual model using parametric objects, providing all project participants with information that evolves throughout the life cycle of the building.