Hansgrohe Group Taps and Showers Ranks Sixth in Design

The Hansgrohe Group has announced it ranks among the top ten companies in the world in the field of design. In the company design rankings published by the International Forum Design (iF) , the taps and showers specialist based in Schiltach, Germany, ranks sixth among some 2,000 listed companies. With 1,040 points, Hansgrohe improved on its 2016 position, moving up four places and surpassing Audi to become the top-listed German company. The Hansgrohe Group from the Black Forest also places ahead of brands such as Apple, BMW and Siemens. By securing a top position in this list of good design, the Hansgrohe also expands its lead over competitors in the sanitation industry. The iF company ranking combines the overall results of the iF awards received by a company over the past three years.

One Gold and Eight iF Design Awards

The iF Awards of the International Forum Design (iF) is considered an important quality rating for product design. In 2017 eight AXOR and Hansgrohe products were awarded, which was decisive for the company’s move to sixth place. Moreover, the international jury of 58 experts distinguished the AXOR Uno taps with a Gold Award. This year, a total of 5,575 products from 59 countries were submitted for consideration.
“These nine iF DESIGN awards, including the Gold Award, confirm our ongoing commitment to combining the aesthetic design of a product with quality,” says Jan Heisterhagen, vice president product management, Hansgrohe SE.

Award-winning Design Tradition

Good design has been anchored in the Hansgrohe Group’s corporate philosophy for decades. As early as 1970, the taps and showers specialist from the Black Forest worked together with professional industry designers in developing the SIXTY shower set, available in orange, black and white – popular colours at the time. In 1974, the company won its first award for design with the TRIBEL, a hand-held shower featuring three different spray modes. Since then, the Hansgrohe Group, its brands and products have received numerous prizes, including more than 500 design awards.

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