Fact & Figures 2015 by Hansgrohe USA

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at a glance 964.0 187.5 million euros ebitda 3,805 employees key figures million euros in

the executive board how do you motivate your workforce to join you in this endeavour we believe in dialogue we depend on the unique expertise experience and ideas of our staff the board is not just interested in the opinions of our staff we also rely on them to actively participate in the change process we will do all it takes to make this possible in short we will preserve our strengths build on them and create a foundation from where we will branch out in new directions and that’s already happening now our staff supports these changes after all they know what we’re striving for – we are and will remain a leading innovator in our industry and the clear leader when it comes to design t k 07 bathroom of the 1970s from a functional washroom into a warm colourful haven of well-being i could continue to list many other things innovation has always been the focus of our attention but it is also clear that we never pursue innovation just for its own sake we develop

13 committed hansgrohe employee klaus echtle is awarded a certificate recognising his long years of service 79 jubilees in 2015 “celebrating 25 or 40 years of being with the company is a remarkable feat in our fast-moving world we appreciate this very much your rich experience and your personal skills  are among our company’s most important assets.” frank semling executive board supply chain management services labour

19 strategic “in recent years we have experienced an increase in demand from consumers in china for axor design products our goal is to work even more closely with top  chinese designers.” hans jürgen kalmbach vice president sales asia pacific axor designers’ club shanghai and shenzhen an open dialogue with architects and designers axor has been developing visions of the bathroom as a living space for over 20 years it has always focused on providing more room for creative development breaking down established patterns of behaviour and conducting an open interdisciplinary dialogue axor at the museum of arts and design new york city with the axor waterdream and axor showerproducts designed by front the brand was showcased at the pathmakers women in art craft and design midcentury and today exhibition in 2015 the exhibition at the museum of arts and design mad displayed more than 100 objects by international and united states-based women artists and

25 strong hansgrohe croma select showerpipe a new way of showering showering quietly new croma select a showerhead range that sets new standards how can we make our products even better this is always a central question for hansgrohe our staff is interested not only in design materials and function but occasionally in less obvious details as well even the noise level of a product is an indication of quality melanie chaloupka an expert in acoustics was hired specifically for this reason she wrote her master’s ­thesis at hansgrohe after encountering acoustics as a field of research during her engineering studies her thesis examined the noise level curves of shower sprays she has been a full-time employee since mid-2015 in charge of investigating the acoustics of showers and mixers by developing and building test rigs measuring sounds and localising the components that cause annoying or loud noises in hansgrohe products in this way we have reduced noise levels decibel by

31 ambitious project park mansion mita tsunamachi the forest tokyo japan the eleven-­storey park mansion mita tsunamachi the forest is located on a hill behind the australian embassy in the middle of tokyo’s bustling city centre its 98 spacious apartments are surrounded by artfully laid out gardens traditional japanese lanterns and stone garden landscapes created by california landscape designer daniel garness these luxury residences offer plenty of space for relaxing in bathrooms flooded by natural light and outfitted with elegant axor massaud and axor starck products hansgrohe raindance e360 air overhead showers and axor citterio m thermostats add the final touch to the exclusive

38 dynamic 297 newly registered designs patents and trademarks in 2015 what makes research and development at hansgrohe so special how do you develop innovations we have the swabian spirit of inventiveness the shower bar was invented here and that solved a big problem in an easy way but we don’t just sit back and rely on our past successes what we do is apply our inventiveness as we look to the future a good example is the select button innovations are an essential part of our corporate culture we give our staff the space they need to develop their talents many ideas are discarded but later they often provide the inspiration for our best ideas r.g new products are at the heart of our work i always love a new challenge our team now has 140 technicians and engineers we have the freedom to think outside the box and can try out a lot of things nothing is impossible we collaborate very closely with our designers and try to make their – sometimes very difficult – ideas

44 growing in regard to “plus21” a cost efficiency programme implemented across the company our production and logistics department again made a substantial contribution in 2015 by continually lowering production costs these savings were achieved primarily through continuous improvement projects cips fortunately the rigorous analysis of workplace accidents and near-accidents and the corrective measures applied as a result meant that our good lost time injury frequency rate ltifr in 2014 was maintained in 2015 our low ltifr of 0.65 confirms that hansgrohe is still on track in 2015 production was improved further at all our manufacturing sites 1 schiltach – waste in the foundry was reduced 2 offenburg – the technikum was completed 3 w  asselonne – cost of quality was significantly reduced 4 s  hanghai – more than two million base bodies were manufactured for the first time 5 atlanta – delivery performance was improved 6 westknollendam

50 unique award winners products by hansgrohe se set standards this is acknowledged by the many high-profile awards the company received in 2015 12 competitions if design award red dot award product design german design award interior innovation award focus open design plus award elle decor international design award wallpaper design award if design award ranking an international jury of experts assessed nearly 5,000 products submitted from 53 countries in categories such as design quality workmanship and degree of innovation environmental compatibility and functionality in 2015 hansgrohe received a total of 19 if design awards more than ever before in a single year among them an if gold award for the new rainmaker select showerpipe holding 11th place in the 2015 if ranking hansgrohe is the best in the ­sanitation industry and takes the lead over some 2,000 listed companies including such well-known brands as daimler volkswagen and adidas red dot award product design with the

56 balance sheet balance sheet hansgrohe group assets in €k 31 december 2015 31 december 2014 7,246 6,759 151,568 131,799 609 678 159,423 139,236 a fixed assets i intangible assets ii tangible assets iii financial assets b current assets i inventories 1 raw materials and supplies 28,825 31,215 2 semi-finished goods 19,163 20,034 3 finished goods and merchandise goods 73,948 65,739 121,936 116,988 107,910 93,064 1,315 700 20,894 15,660 130,119 109,424 iii cash and cash equivalents 381,832 382,366 total current assets 633,887 608,778 c deferred charges and prepaid taxes 4,146 4,377 d deferred taxes 3,787 4,345 125 194 801,368 756,930 ii accounts receivable and other assets 1 accounts receivable for goods and services 2 accounts receivable from affiliated companies 3 other assets e debit due to netting of assets assigned to