Grohe AG … Germany’s most innovative company of 2017

April 20, 2016

What makes a company an innovator? And how do you recognise an innovation? brand eins Wissen, the corporate publishing subsidiary of brand eins Medien AG in Hamburg, and Statista, the operator of, the leading statistics portal, wanted to find the answers to these questions.

They asked 2,056 representatives of companies that have won an innovation award as well as 4,326 experts of Atheneum Partners, a global knowledge transfer and research network, about the most innovative industry representatives. They suggested 1,800 companies, of which 256 made it onto the top list.

Grohe was voted Germany’s most innovative company, winning the title of “Innovator of the Year 2016”.

Michael Rauterkus, CEO of Grohe AG said: “We are proud that the experts have acknowledged our ability to innovate and put us on the top list. It is a great honour to have been chosen from among this large number of world-famous innovators. We will now aim to live up to our title of Innovator of the Year 2016 and to continue taking the sanitary fittings industry forward with more innovative technologies, designs and products.”

Grohe provides innovative water technology products. Their passion for water and  aim for perfection have made Grohe the global leader in luxury water faucets and the winner of the 2016 award. With a long history of manufacturing excellence and German engineering precision, they have become the world’s leading provider of sanitary fittings, offering a variety of stylish solutions for every aspect of the bathroom and kitchen. Each product is based on our four core values: Quality, Technology, Design and Sustainability.

“Pure Freude an Wasser”

The 256 companies from 20 different industries were assessed in three areas of innovation, namely products, processes and corporate culture. GROHE falls into the consumer goods category, which also comprises such renowned corporations as Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Samsung Electronics GmbH, adidas AG and Miele & Co. KG.

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