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The Hansgrohe Group Takes Sixth Place In The 2017 If Rankings And Is The If Design Leader Of The Sanitation Industry

Nicole Lee

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In the current “company” design rankings published by the renowned 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 internationally active Hansgrohe Group from the Black Forest also places ahead of world-famous brands such as Apple, BMW and Siemens. By securing a top position in this list of “good design”, the taps and showers specialist also further 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 one of the world’s most important quality ratings for product design. The Hansgrohe Group is regularly among the winners. 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, clearly confirm our ongoing commitment to combining the aesthetic design of a product with quality, ease of use and high customer benefit,” says Jan Heisterhagen, Vice President Product Management, Hansgrohe SE. Award-winning Design Tradition Good design has been firmly 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, the first 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.

For more information, visit www.hansgrohe.com.sg