FACTSHEET PLANT PORTA WESTFALICA
GROHE is a leading global brand for complete bathroom solutions and kitchen fittings. For many decades, GROHE has relied on the brand values of quality, technology, design and sustainability to deliver “Pure Freude an Wasser”.
GROHE is part of the LIXIL Group Corporation and benefits from the active knowledge transfer within the group and the opportunity to open up new product segments and develop innovations faster and more efficiently. LIXIL is the global market leader in the sanitary ware industry and residential building equipment.
GROHE PRODUCT PORTFOLIO
GLOBAL PRODUCTION NETWORK
GROHE owns a global production network that is based on German engineering as well as globally consistent high standards for the manufacturing of GROHE products. This enables GROHE to meet the most uncompromising demands in terms of finishing and functionality worldwide. Therefore, GROHE products bear the badge of quality “Made in Germany”. Each plant is strictly specialised.
SEE THE GROHE PLANTS WORLDWIDE
The Production Site
GROHE production site since 1994
Each year, in Porta Westfalica …
- approx. 1.6 Mio. installation systems
- approx. 2 Mio. flush plates
- approx. 0.3 Mio. self closing fittings
... are manufactured.
The competence centre for sanitary technology is one of two plastic plants. Within the past 4 years, GROHE has invested about 3 mio euros in the modernization of production facilities. Among other things, injection-moulding machines were renewed.
INNOVATIVE PRODUCTION: THE AV1 ONLINE ASSEMBLY LINE
The AV1 assembly unit is one of the new technical developments at the GROHE plant in Porta Westfalica.
This state-of-the-art production line, which includes eight concatenated injection- moulding machines and an intelligent material supply rail system, produces the new generation of discharge valves for the installation systems.
With a lead-time of 15 minutes from granule to finished product, GROHE can almost double its production capacity.