Our Company

The personality of this highly traditional Swiss brand reflects a symbiosis of design, quality and functionality. LAUFEN, the premium brand under the ROCA umbrella, is one of the world's leading manufacturers with a global distribution network.

The company's core competence is its knowledge in the area of sanitary ware manufacturing. Over 125 years, the LAUFEN brand has been using the oldest malleable material known to man to make innovative sanitary products in state-of-the-art plants with legendary Swiss precision. Knowledge of the bathroom as a whole developed from the competence of LAUFEN in ceramics manufacturing, and sophisticated design. What makes LAUFEN products unique at the first glance is that their Swiss design unites two major design trends: emotional Italian design from the south and the northern tradition of design precision and clarity.

For LAUFEN, quality has two aspects: manufacturing knowledge and high degree of practical benefit that the finished bathroom affords the customer – which is often not immediately apparent. LAUFEN, a Swiss company manufacturing products that allow water, a precious resource, to be used sparingly, demonstrates in this manner a commitment to preserving natural resources and environmentally- friendly production.


LAUFEN FACTS & FIGURES

LEGAL FORM Corporation
Year of foundation 1892
Headquarters Laufen, Switzerland
Board of management Antonio Linares (Senior Managing Director)
Product range Washbasins, toilets, bidets, bathtubs, shower trays, whirl systems, furniture, accessories, faucets
Production sites Laufen/Switzerland, Gmunden/Austria; Bechyně & Znojmo/Czech Republic; Gliwice & Gryfice/Poland
Sales subsidiaries Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, PR China, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA
Representations worldwide
Quantities 3 Mio. ceramic pieces per year

1892

year of foundation

+3 mio

ceramic pieces produced

6

production plants in Europe

Production

Profound knowledge in manufacturing the most challenging designs. Development and manufacturing work closely together in a perpetual search for the optimal realization of design and quality.

Sustainability

LAUFEN’s commitment to sustainability is embedded in its vision to be the best premium bathroom brand, and to grow sustainably and responsibly. Thus, going forward, LAUFEN pledges to adopt a holistic approach to the lifecycle of its products, devising strategies to improve on all stages.

BIM

Laufen is aware of the great importance that building information management (BIM) will have on future business processes, both at the local and global level. Many project participants already invest part of their resources in this platform. The system is based on a virtual model using parametric objects, providing all project participants with information that evolves throughout the life cycle of the building.

Architectural projects

Buildings all over the world by renowned architects using LAUFEN.