Hansgrohe donates a total of 640,000 euros for victims of the flood disaster
Schiltach, November 2021. In Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, extreme rainfall led to a devastating flood disaster in July 2021. Clean-up and reconstruction work is progressing, but many people are still suffering from the effects of the flood. There is still a long way to go before things return to normal. The faucet and shower manufacturer Hansgrohe and its employees collected donations immediately after the disaster: Nearly 320,000 euros were collected through donated working hours and vacation days from German employees. The company from the Black Forest doubled this amount. In the end, 640,000 euros were available to support the affected regions. The use of these funds was carefully reviewed by the company to ensure that the money was used as efficiently as possible and directly helped the affected people on the ground.
Through the German sales force, personal contacts were sought in the areas affected by the floods in order to learn about the real needs of the people. As a result, 290,000 euros will be donated directly to the communities most affected by the flood: Ahrweiler, Bad-Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Sinzig, Kreuzberg, Altenahr, Mayschoß, Rech, Dernau, Insul, Schuld, Antweiler and Blankenheim in the Ahr Valley. 30,000 euros will be used for the deployment of the hansgrohe shower trucks. The two vehicles currently provide shower facilities for residents of Stolberg and Schleiden Gemünd. 30,000 euros will go to the Unkel fire department. In addition, the Hansgrohe Group is committed to supporting the affected sanitary trades in the region. For this reason, 100,000 euros of the company's donation will go to the Landesinnung NRW/Berufsförderwerk ZVSHK and 50,000 euros to the SHK Handwerker im Ahrtal. 70,000 euros each will go to the Red Cross in Belgium and the Netherlands, where the floods also caused enormous losses and damage. Hansgrohe CEO Hans Jürgen Kalmbach says: "We are delighted to be able to help locally with our funds. At the same time, our executive team is proud of the solidarity that Hansgrohe employees have shown with their donations and says thank you."
About the Hansgrohe Group – Setting the Beat of Water. Since 1901.
With its brands AXOR and hansgrohe, the Hansgrohe Group, based in Schiltach/Southern Germany, enjoys a reputation as a leader in innovation, design and quality within the bath and kitchen industry. Founded in 1901 in the Black Forest, the company gives water form and function with its faucets, showerheads and shower systems. The 120-year history of the company is marked by innovations, such as the first hand-held shower with multiple spray types, the first pull-out kitchen faucet, and the first wall bar to hold a hand-held shower.The company holds more than 15,000 active property rights. The Hansgrohe Group stands for long-lasting quality products and for responsibility towards people and the environment. Sustainable production of resource-conserving products is central to the company’s business activities around the globe. With 32 subsidiaries and 22 sales offices supplying products in more than 146 countries, the globally active company in the sanitary industry is a reliable partner to its customers in all regions of the world. The Hansgrohe Group, its brands and products have won numerous awards, including more than 600 design prizes since 1974. The products of the Hansgrohe Group are found worldwide: on renowned cruise ships, in luxurious 5-star and boutique hotels, in international metropolitan cities, in extraordinary spas, exclusive bathrooms of lodges and luxury villas, public facilities, as well as in countless private homes. The Group’s high quality standards are ensured by five wholly-owned production facilities: two in Germany, one each in France, the United States and China. In 2020, the Hansgrohe Group generated a turnover of EUR 1.074 billion. It employs more than 4,700 people worldwide, about 60 percent of whom work in Germany.