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Employees

  • more than 700 employees worldwide

KALDEWEI international

Worldwide partner for iconic bathroom solutions made of KALDEWEI steel enamel

As a leading international manufacturer of high-quality shower surfaces, bathtubs and washbasins made of superior steel enamel, KALDEWEI is represented in more than 80 countries including 12 subsidiaries in Austria, China, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Poland, Russia, Spain, Southeast Asia, Spain, the UK and the USA. Project decision-makers and private builders throughout the world appreciate the many advantages offered by superior KALDEWEI steel enamel which is used in numerous top-class hotels. International sales account for over 50 % of total turnover.

Production

100% "made in Germany"

KALDEWEI offers bathrooms of superior quality and unmistakable style, with shower surface, bathtub and washbasin made completely of one material. All production is built into a fully integrated value chain based at the KALDEWEI headquarters in the Westphalian town of Ahlen in Germany – from mixing the enamel and steel forming through to the finishing with KALDEWEI enamel. From Ahlen, the premium manufacturer exports its bathroom solutions with "made in Germany" quality seal into the whole world.

Four generations

1918 – 1928: Franz Kaldewei
1928 – 1973: Heinrich Kaldewei
1973 – 2008: Franz Dieter Kaldewei
Since 2008: Franz Kaldewei

Material expertise

KALDEWEI steel enamel: superior material for premium bathroom solutions

Used for centuries, steel and glass are two entirely authentic and natural materials, each with its own inherent properties. Steel signifies strength, toughness, robustness and optimum ductility. Glass is highly resistant to chemical or thermal stress and has an excellent appearance. KALDEWEI steel enamel combines robust steel and tough glass to form an inseparable bond harnessing the strengths of each material in perfect symbiosis. KALDEWEI is the only bathroom manufacturer to produce its own enamel. Fired in the most advanced furnaces of their kind, the special formula bonds with high-quality steel to produce a material that has stood for the synthesis of robustness and aesthetics, hygiene and sophisticated design for more than four generations. KALDEWEI steel enamel is unique. As a pioneer consistently pushing the boundaries to make the good even better, KALDEWEI has steadily advanced, refined and optimised the special formula and manufacturing processes of KALDEWEI steel enamel. Bathroom designers all around the world trust in the superior properties of this material.

Design expertise

More than 150 design awards worldwide

With more than 150 design awards (incl. Red Dot design award, Plus X Award, Iconic Awards, Interior Innovation Award, iF Product Design Award), KALDEWEI is one of the most acclaimed bathroom manufacturers in the world. In addition to design development at the KALDEWEI Design Center, KALDEWEI chooses to work with renowned design firms such as Sottsass Associati, Phoenix Design, Studio Aisslinger and designers Arik Levy and Anke Salomon.

Sustainability

Consistent implementation of material philosophy

Committed to environmentally friendly practices and procedures in manufacture, packaging, transport and disposal, KALDEWEI was the first bathroom manufacturer to be certified sustainable to ISO 14025 by the German Institute of Building and the Environment (Institut Bauen und Umwelt e.V.). All KALDEWEI products made of KALDEWEI steel enamel are produced from pure, natural resources and can be fully recycled at the end of their lives. KALDEWEI is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council LEED and its KALDEWEI steel enamel was recognised for its sustainability with the Green Good Design Award in 2017. In 2018, the company launched its partnership with WWF the Worldwide Fund for Nature. KALDEWEI is supporting the WWF’s ocean conservation programme that aims to reduce plastic waste in oceans.

Product areas

KALDEWEI showers

KALDEWEI showers offer countless ways to a perfectly designed bathroom. Complete, optimally matched solutions comprising enamelled shower surface, installation system and waste fitting are easy, flat and quick to install, fusing maximum comfort with exquisite aesthetics.

KALDEWEI baths

KALDEWEI bathtubs are true style icons created for unique bathrooms. Whether freestanding, as wall or corner solutions, they offer design perfection made of superior KALDEWEI steel enamel for highest standards.

KALDEWEI washbasins

Made of KALDEWEI steel enamel, KALDEWEI washbasins com- bine exclusive design and superior material properties. Together with KALDEWEI shower surfaces and bathtubs they provide an integrated solution for the bathroom.

KALDEWEI spa

Sublime bathing pleasure with KALDEWEI spa solutions: from whirl bath to lighting effects, sound or beauty systems with cosmetic effect, these add-on features are the guarantee of pure relaxation in KALDEWEI bathtubs.

KALDEWEI complete solutions

Secure and easy-fit installation systems, different colours and surface finishes, as well as comfort-enhancing features and accessories: KALDEWEI offers individual solutions for any bathroom.

KALDEWEI Digital Solutions

KALDEWEI supports its partners with a wide range of digital services such as its Product and Shower Configurator, delivery time information, installation videos and tutorials and digital BIM data for download.

KALDEWEI quality guarantee

30-year guarantee*

KALDEWEI shower surfaces, bathtubs and washbasins today are firm favourites in many homes as well as international projects, such as upmarket hotels, transforming the bathroom into an oasis of refined elegance and style. The superior material properties of KALDEWEI steel enamel find their expression in the quality promise of a 30-year guarantee.

KALDEWEI – the brand

Consistent branding

The successful development of the company is inextricably linked with the KALDEWEI brand. From the outset, KALDEWEI understood the values of customer-orientation, consistent brand management and distinctive communication, and has invariably stood by them over the decades.

Built on an integrated brand strategy, the brand rests on strong pillars, is uniquely positioned and distinct, and has been strategically advanced to become a prestigious premium brand. KALDEWEI sets standards for unique and effective communication and customer-focused sales strategies. Today, KALDEWEI is also forging new paths in digital space, taking full advantage of the possibilities offered by mobile and digital communication. KALDEWEI’s brand management has been recognised with a gold German Brand Award, with the company being named “Corporate Brand of the Year”.

KALDEWEI - ISH 2017 - Schmidhuber Brand Experience GmbH
PHOTO: KALDEWEI/BECKER LACOUR – ISH 2017
PHOTO: KALDEWEI/CHRISTIAN BLANKE - ICONIC WORLD

*in accordance with our current guarantee terms