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. The hidden champion from Baden-Württemberg is the only manufacturer in the world to make sinks in all three market-relevant materials, namely stainless steel, Silgranit and ceramic, in its own plants.
The Oberderdingen-based company has been writing its own story of success with the exclusive composite Silgranit PuraDur for decades. The material, which looks and feels like stone, is very easy to look after and exceptionally scratchproof. Market-specific product designs and carefully chosen contemporary colours also helped to establish the company as the world market leader for high-quality granite sinks.
"It was pretty bold of us when, 30 years ago and as a confirmed stainless steel specialist, we decided to take up this new sink material with such dedication. Blanco made tremendous investments by developing material innovations and appropriate solutions to become the world market leader," explains Wolfgang Schneider, CTO, adding, "Only recently, at the IMM / LivingKitchen in Cologne, we introduced a new and improved Silgranit PuraDur that was extremely well received by our customers. However, the Blanco brand does not only stand for first-class quality and excellent design, but also for well-planned functions and partnership-based service."
Professor Dr. Bernd Venohr provided the databases on which the encyclopaedia is based. The publishers’ statement clearly underscores the extraordinary value of the position of world market leader. "Being the world market leader means being the leader in innovation, service and product quality, and is both the acknowledgement of and commitment to continuing to meet this claim," emphasize Dr. Langenscheidt and Professor Dr. Venohr. "German companies hold excellent positions in the global competition, and lead the world's markets in many industries."
BLANCO is based in Oberderdingen in the German state of Baden-Württemberg, and is a leading manufacturer of high quality sinks and mixer taps. Its comprehensive range also includes various practical waste systems and carefully matched accessories for the sink. Germany's biggest sink manufacturer is also the German market leader for mixer taps.
The BLANCO Group employs a total of 1300 people, 980 in Germany and 320 abroad. The group includes numerous subsidiaries both at home and abroad, and especially in Europe, North America and Asia. In 2013 BLANCO achieved a consolidated annual turnover of 293 million euros. The company manufactures predominantly at its production facilities in Sulzfeld and Sinsheim, close to where it is based, as well as in Toronto and Istanbul. Its European logistics centre is in Bruchsal.
BLANCO is majority-owned by the E.G.O. Group. The Blanc and Fischer Group is committed to observing ethical business practices based on the Caux Round Table (CRT).