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100 years of Kaldewei



 

100 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

JUST ENOUGH FOR YOUR BATHROOM.

100 years ago KALDEWEI discovered that enamelled stainless steel was the perfect material for bathroom objects. We gathered experience, refined our techniques and revolutionised manufacturing, producing our first freestanding bathtub in 1934 and the first seamless bathtub made from a single sheet of steel in 1957. The unique quality of our bathroom objects continues to benefit from this developmental head start right up to the present day.

100 YEARS MADE IN AHLEN

QUALITY BORN OUT OF TRADITION.

KALDEWEI is a family business with deep roots: now being run by the fourth generation of the family it has always remained loyal to the place where everything began. The company develops, manufactures and supervises everything exclusively in Ahlen, Westphalia. We even developed our own enamel that is mixed and fired here. This produces quality that is appreciated by people in 90 countries around the globe.

Another tradition is that even after 100 years, we still want the same thing: the best. And since we have used this time to listen to our customers’ wishes and dreams, the KALDEWEI name meanwhile stands for a comprehensive portfolio that offers discriminating customers the ideal solution for every bathroom situation and every need.

100 YEARS OF PASSION

THE PEOPLE BEHIND OUR SUCCESS.

Steel enamel is our raw material but we are driven by our passion: passion for the greatest precision, for a timeless aesthetic, and for the technical challenges that one must overcome as a true pioneer. This passion is what has been setting our employees apart for generations. That is how the people at KALDEWEI have made the company name synonymous with durable bathroom objects. Only these people are able to fulfil the KALDEWEI brand’s high standards of product, design and manufacturing quality. Now and in the future.

 

100 YEARS OF SUSTAINABILITY

WITH BATHROOMS FOR ETERNITY.

Every KALDEWEI bathroom object is made of the natural materials, glass and steel, which can be recycled without difficulty – but they don’t have to be – because with their timelessly elegant lines and our extremely robust material, our shower surfaces, washbasins and bathtubs are designed to still look beautiful after 30 years. These are objects that are worth preserving and for us, that is the best way of manufacturing sustainably.

Kaldewei’s history in numbers


1918:   Foundation

1934:   Production of the freestanding steel bath made of several welded parts

1956:   KALDEWEI produces the first shower trays

1957:   Production of the first seamless bathtub made from a single sheet of steel

1974:   First engagement of external designers

2014:   Introduction of the new KALDEWEI MEISTERSTÜCKE range

2015:   Introduction of KALDEWEI washbasins made of KALDEWEI steel enamel