Hansgrohe enters drain solutions category with acquisition of ESS

Hansgrohe has purchased a majority stake in Easy Sanitary Solutions (ESS) as Hansgrohe looks to move into the bathroom drainage products category.

ESS is the manufacturer of Easy Drain Solutions that create a variety of barrier-free showering and bathroom wall niches. The company is based in Oldenzaal in The Netherlands and will become a competence centre for Hansgrohe and work together to develop and market these products.

Hans Juergen Kalmbach, chairman of Hansgrohe, said: “With this investment, we are strengthening the product range in our core area – showers. With our shared core values of innovation, design quality and responsibility, and the strength of the ESS team, we look forward to further expanding our strong presence in the shower space.”

Jurgen and Eric Keizers, founders and CEOs of ESS, said: “We are delighted to have Hansgrohe, one of the leading manufacturers of bathroom fittings, as our partners. With the corporate strength of Hansgrohe and its global distribution network, we are able to make the shower channel, but also our innovative wall niches, a worldwide success.”

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