DUBAI United Arab Emirates: Hansgrohe SE, headquartered in Schiltach, Germany, has signed a deed of purchase for a majority stake in the family-owned Easy Sanitary Solutions (ESS) B.V., headquartered in Oldenzaal, The Netherlands.
The transaction is still subject to the approval of the European antitrust authorities. ESS is the inventor, developer and manufacturer of Easy Drain shower channels (www.easydrain.com) and offers a wide range of products for barrier-free showering and bathroom wall niches. ESS’s products are sold in Europe and the USA. The company currently employs 102 people and has locations in the Netherlands and Germany. For Hansgrohe, ESS will become a competence center for bathroom drain solutions and a partner to jointly develop and successfully market this product category. Hansgrohe is a leading manufacturer of showers, shower systems, bathroom and kitchen fittings and kitchen sinks.
“With this investment, we are strengthening the product range in our core area – showers,” said Hans Juergen Kalmbach, Chairman of the Executive Board of Hansgrohe SE. “With our shared core values of innovation, design quality and responsibility, and the strength of the ESS team, we look forward to further expanding our strong presence in the shower space.”
Juergen and Eric Keizers, founders and CEOs of ESS: “We are delighted to have Hansgrohe, one of the leading manufacturers of bathroom fittings, as our partner. With the corporate strength of Hansgrohe and its global distribution network, we are able to make the shower channel, but also our innovative wall niches, a worldwide success.”
About Easy Sanitary Solutions (ESS)
Easy Sanitary Solutions (ESS) is the inventor, developer and manufacturer of Easy Drain shower channels. Its product portfolio includes floor drains, stainless-steel wall niches, bathroom sealings solutions and illuminated mirrors. ESS stands for excellent design, development and production of sanitary solutions. All products are subject to an outstanding quality and innovation management, which is confirmed by numerous design and innovation awards.