275 years of HOESCH – 275 years of innovation

In 2017, we celebrate a very special landmark: 275 years of Hoesch. Founded as a metalworking enterprise in 1742, we are now one of the best-regarded and most innovative bathroom product manufacturers in Germany and far beyond.

The foundation of our success was laid 275 years ago in Kreuzau near Düren, from where we continue to operate and produce innovative quality products for the bathroom sector to this very day.

It was here that in 1972 we became the first company in Germany to manufacture bathtubs from high-quality bathroom acrylic, and implemented radical ideas in our field, such as the first hexagonal bathtub. By the end of the 1990s we had steadily expanded our range to become the market leader in acrylic bathtubs, shower trays and whirltubs, whilst maintaining the very highest quality and design standards.

Since 2005 we have been part of the Polish Sanplast Group. The Kreuzau location has been expanded to become the European company headquarters, and the product range revamped to include a variety of quality and design products, from bathtubs and shower trays, through to shower cabins and whirlpools, and even steam cabins.

Prestigious awards such as the “Red Dot Award” and the 2016 “German Design Award” for the NAMUR bathtub design range assure us that we are on the right path.

However, we don’t want to rest on our laurels, and we must start thinking about the future right now. We see huge potential, for example in many new products made from the innovative Solique mineral casting.