An era is ending for the sink and mixer tap specialist Blanco: after over 23 years on the Management Board, the last eight as its Chairman, a formal ceremony took place on 12 December 2017 to mark the retirement of Achim Schreiber. At this event, the long-term head of Blanco passed the symbolic baton on to his successor Frank Gfrörer, who will take over as Chairman of the Management Board on 1 January 2018.
Achim Schreiber, CEO and Chairman of the Management Board, is moving to the supervisory board / A three-month transitional phase will ensure a seamless change at the top of the company / Successor Frank Gfroerer has a great deal of experience in the world of kitchens / Blanco is one of the world’s leading manufac-turers of sinks and kitchen faucets
Another increase in turnover to €361 million / World market leadership in composite granite sinks expands / Top positioning in the German market for kitchen mixer taps once again strengthened / Investment remains focused on growth
Inspiration for the heart of the kitchen In mid-January Cologne will again become the Mecca for furniture experts and cast a spell over more than 150,000 visitors. “LivingKitchen” too has established itself in this environment as the leading international trade fair for the kitchen industry.
Blanco, the largest producer of kitchen sinks in Germany and worldwide one of the leading manufacturers of sinks and mixer taps recorded significant growth in the last financial year.
At the annual press conference on 1 June 2016 the executive board presented these impressive figures. The company, which is based in Oberderdingen in southwest Germany, achieved €350 million consolidated total sales. This enabled Blanco to increase its turnover by €38 in comparison to the financial year 2014 – a record growth of more than 12 percent.
Berlin/Oberderdingen (Germany), September 2015: Book “The Best of German Mittelstand – The World Market Leaders“
A perfect back drop for the book launch of “The Best of German Mittelstand – The World Market Leaders“ at the 14th Ambassador‘s Conference held by the German Federal Foreign Office at the end of August. This new international edition was officially presented during the gathering of the Business Forum, an integral part of the agenda of the 14th Ambassador‘s Conference.
€312 million turnover in the financial year 2014 / Significant increases in the international and domestic markets / Market position developed with innovative kitchen sinks, mixer taps and waste systems / Global market leader in composite granite sinks once again confirmed/ Major investments in German facilities / Expansion of European logistics centre completed
With the extension of its European logistics commissioning centre and the construction of a new fully automated high-bay warehouse, sink and mixer tap specialist Blanco has now created the perfect conditions for its continued growth and future-orientated global distribution. The building was ceremonially handed over today, exactly one year after the symbolic groundbreaking ceremony. The project, which cost in the region of €20 million, will more than double the company's warehouse capacity.
Blanco, one of the world's leading providers of sinks, mixer taps and accessories, is numbered among Germany's top employers. The sink specialist from North Baden has recently received the highly-coveted certification for the highest standards in HR management.
"Encyclopaedia of German World Market Leaders" confirms Blanco still the world market leader for granite sinks.
For the first time Blanco, one of the world's leading manufacturers of high-quality domestic sinks and mixer taps, has been included in the comprehensive reference book, the "Encyclopaedia of German World Market Leaders". Publishers Dr. Florian Langenscheidt and Professor Dr. Bernd Venohr confirm the sink specialist's excellent position on the world market.
Blanco is one of the world's leading manufacturers for sinks, mixer taps and waste systems and is once again taking advantage of the LivingKitchen international kitchen trade fair in Cologne to showcase its innovations. "A Story of Quality" proclaims the motto on the spacious, newly designed Blanco stand. This leitmotiv applies both to the attractive new products and the many different facets of tried and tested Blanco quality. At the same time, "A Story of Quality" reflects the strict focus on quality that marks the global presence of this traditional German company with its many subsidiaries and sales partners, which is celebrating its ninetieth anniversary in 2015.
Blanco, the sink and mixer tap specialist, has new cause for celebration: the company recently produced its 50-millionth sink. The anniversary model Blanco Metra XL 6 S, which was made at the company’s Sinsheim works, also stands for one of the German manufacturer's most innovative materials.
Biggest turnover in the company's history / Strong growth at home and abroad / Position as world market leader for granite sinks developed / Extensive investment in Germany as a location
Seven years after the construction of Blanco's new logistics centre, it's time for the next big step: Germany's biggest sink manufacturer and the world's leading provider of sinks and mixer taps is investing 20 million euros in the extension of its Bruchsal site. Today's symbolic ground-breaking ceremony takes the company on to the realisation stage.
Design awards are by no means a given – even though the products by sink and mixer tap specialist Blanco have brought in large numbers of them in recent years. The most recent one is something that Blanco is particularly proud of: the Blanco Saga mixer tap has received the German Design Award 2014. The ceremonial presentation of the internationally renowned premium award took place during the Ambiente, the annual consumer goods fair, in Frankfurt am Main.
Blanco in Oberderdingen is one of Germany's best employers. This internationally active company and one of the world's leading suppliers of domestic sinks, mixer taps and accessories took a superb 2nd place in the analysis conducted by the news magazine "Focus" among the medium-sized companies in the "finished products and consumer goods" industry ranking.
The virtual Panorama Tour of Google Street View makes Blanco the first industrial company in Germany to offer Internet users all over the world an insight into its head office in this way. Germany's biggest sink manufacturer and the world's leading provider of sinks, mixer taps and accessories recently had a large number of 360-degree panoramic shots taken for the digital "Google Business Photos" service. The images are already linked to Google Maps and Google Earth, and can be called up on Blanco's website at www.blanco-germany.com/streetview.
Records sales / German market share developed / Increase in foreign turnover / Major investments in German locations / Slight increase in staff numbers
Blanco scores four more awards: this year, no fewer than four products have received the renowned red dot product design award. In fact, one of the mixer taps has even been given the highest possible award of "Best of the Best".
Just a few months after the successful autumn exhibition of the German sales team at Gut Böckel in Germany, Blanco will be appearing with more new ideas and products at the “LivingKitchen 2013” in Cologne.
Oberderdingen (Baden-Württemberg/Germany). Blanco GmbH + Co KG, one of the world’s leading suppliers of kitchen sinks, remains on course for success and has announced yet another significant increase in turnover for the fiscal year 2011. As the company announced at its annual press conference, its consolidated net turnover increased to € 252 million, an increase of € 10 million on the previous year.
Blanco has received a very special accolade: no fewer than four of its products have received the internationally renowned red dot product design award. “Four red dots in one year – that’s pretty impressive confirmation of the success of our design philosophy,” CEO Achim Schreiber is delighted to report. These quadruple wins are a record in the company’s history.
Blancomodex-M 60 has received the “KitchenInnovation Award 2012” for its excellent product service and high level of consumer orientation. The recently introduced sink module not only delighted experts, but also scored for functionality, innovation and design in the consumer survey. This award is already the third one received in the competition of the “Life-Care – Better living” initiative to find the most consumer friendly product in the category of kitchen furniture and equipment. The award was presented at the international "Ambiente” trade fair in Frankfurt (Germany) on 11 February 2012.
Blanco, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sinks and the German market leader for mixer taps, is opting for natural solar energy. The company has installed a large photovoltaic system on the roof of its logistics centre in Bruchsal. 3680 modules cover a total area of 7072 m² to provide environmentally friendly and sustainable electricity.
Blanco welcomes 2012 with a drum roll: it has completely revised its corporate design. The sink and mixer tap specialist delights with a decidedly creative presentation of its new concept that is currently being implemented all over the world.
Oberderdingen (Baden-Württemberg/Germany), 10 May 2011. The Blanco Kitchen Technology Group, Germany’s biggest manufacturer of kitchen sinks and one of the world’s leading suppliers, enjoyed significant growth in the 2010 fiscal year, as the company reported at its annual press conference. Blanco achieved consolidated net sales of € 242 million euros, which represents a more than 9-percent increase in revenue on the previous year (€ 222 million).