Geberit AutoSpec

The Geberit Group is the European market leader in sanitary technology with global presence. From the time of its establishment in 1874, the company has always been a pioneer in the sector, consistently setting new trends with its comprehensive system solutions.

Geberit operates sales offices in 41 countries. Sales activities are concentrated on the major European markets with great growth opportunities mainly in Central and Eastern Europe, France, the United Kingdom, the Nordic Countries, North America, China, India and South East Asia. Geberit supplies markets in Asia and North America with products specifically designed to suit regional needs. To serve these markets, local competence centers have been built up in Shanghai (China) and Chicago (USA). The company has 16 production sites in seven different countries. The main production sites are located in Switzerland, Germany and Austria.

Geberit's range of products is designed for use in new buildings as well as in renovation and modernization projects. It comprises the product lines Sanitary Systems (Installation Systems, Cisterns and Mechanisms, Faucets and Flushing Systems, Waste Fittings and Traps, Shower Toilets) and Piping Systems (Building Drainage Systems, Supply Systems).Geberit brand name products are innovative, durable and ecologically efficient and provide high-end sanitary solutions for retailers, plumbers and installers, and end users alike. In 2012 the company has trained approximately 30,000 plumbers, sanitary engineers and architects in Geberit systems and software tools at the company's 25 own training centers in Europe and overseas.

The Geberit Group generated a sales volume of CHF 2.2 billion in 2012 and employs 6,100 people. Geberit is head-quartered in Switzerland in Rapperswil-Jona and has been listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange since 1999; In 2012 the Geberit share has been included in the SMI (Swiss Market Index).

Training

The marketing concept of Geberit is based on a strategy aimed at the plumbing trade and at specialised wholesalers. Geberit training centres throughout Europe are regularly used for training purposes and seminars offered to plumbers, installers, engineers, architects and customers.Geberit: total commitment to quality Every year Geberit invests a substantial amount of its turnover into the R+D of new and innovative products. All new products are automatically introduced to the Approval Authorities of the markets where Geberit is active.

Geberit attaches great importance to the environment and has set up a code of environmental practices. This lays the long term guidelines of the Geberit Group and is considered during all phases from conception to disposal of a product. The biggest factories of the Group have already successfully been certified according to ISO 14001 specifications and the others are going through the process of certification.