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1911

Karl Göhring founds Preß- und Stanzwerke GmbH in Zuffenhausen near Stuttgart



1913

The company moves to new premises in Möhringen
The company is renamed M.P.W. GmbH (Metall-, Preß-Werk GmbH) and produces hot pressed parts and drawn parts



1917

Merger with Apparatebau HANSA GmbH in Stuttgart-Feuerbach, the product range is expanded: Production of special fittings for the aircraft, automotive and engine industries



1921

Company renamed HANSA Metallwerke AG



1926

Company begins production of fittings for refrigeration engineering



1950

The production of sanitary fittings begins
The first patent is granted for a hand shower with a regulating and mixing valve



1956

Production and marketing of hand and overhead showers



1957

Production and marketing of safety valves and groups



1962

Production of the first single-lever mixer in Europe according to a HANSA design



1963

Launch of the single-lever mixer HM2 in Germany and Europe



1971

Launch of the innovative thermostat HANSAMAT
Launch of the pushbutton fitting HANSA-Tastamat



1972

HANSA is the first manufacturer to launch a full range of fittings in noise protection class 1/ DIN 4109.



1976

Production and marketing of non-contact sanitary fittings for washbasins, showers and urinals.



1978

Launch of the brand new HANSAMIX range Company granted the "wax ring element" patent



1981

The production of two-handle fittings with ceramic disc-sealing technology begins



1984

Company acquires a majority holding in the renowned Swiss sanitary ware manufacturer Karrer, Weber & Cie., KWC Unterkulm / Switzerland



1987

Takeover of ROKAL-Armaturen GmbH, an established manufacturer of sanitary fittings in Nettetal/ Germany



1994

HANSAVIVA

HANSATEMPRA



1995

HANSATWIST

Launch of the brand new HANSAJET shower head range
Company wins design award for the HANSAJET shower head range



1997

HANSAECO standard control cartridge with dual transmission function
HANSAVARIO - UNIVERSAL base unit
HANSARONDA - accessories - range
HANSACOBRA non-contact, infrared controlled fittings



1998

HANSANOVAJET shower head range



1999

HANSASTAR
Besides the elegance and harmonious luxury provided by HANSASTAR bathroom fittings, the versatility of HANSASTAR is simply awesome. The shape and colour of the accessory range are designed to match the fittings.



2000

HANSADESIGNO
The exclusively designed single lever mixer range for bathrooms. Characterised by its slender and sophisticated shape. The design concept, which plays with shapes and volumes, can also be found in the accessories. The shape and colour of the accessories are designed to match the fittings.



2001

HANSATWISTER
The redesigned, flush-mounted thermostat

HANSASMARTSHOWER
The comprehensive and compact shower system with overhead and side shower. Easy to install and remove - ideal for renovation tasks.

HANSAPOLO
The new young and modern range of fittings for bathrooms and kitchens



2002

HANSADESIGNO - S
The first solar powered HANSA sensor fitting

HANSA BATH/RIM-MOUNTED SYSTEMS
Brand new rim-mounted system for baths with innovative hose rewind.

HANSAVARIO - the original
Installed over a million times worldwide since 1997.



2003

HANSAMURANO
The single lever mixer that perfectly combines chrome and glass, simply and elegantly. The perfect combination of design and quality is no longer just a dream. Matching accessories round off the range.

Design awards for HANSAMURANO:
red dot design award from Design Zentrum Essen, Germany Innovation award for architecture and technology from AIT magazine Design-plus from Rat der Formgebung (German Design Council) and the Trade Fair Frankfurt/Main

HANSAQUADRIS
The new elegance in bathrooms. The two-handle fitting range available as HANSAQUADRIS with a modern twist and as HANSAQUADRIS-Art with a traditional touch.

HANSAVANTIS
The exclusively designed single lever mixer range with value added. Cost-effective design suitable for young and trendy bathrooms or commercial projects.



2005

HANSACANYON
HANSACANYON's shape is uncompromising, extravagant and exciting. The water stream in the open spout is illuminated and varies its colour from a cool blue to a warm red according to the temperature. Awarded Design-plus, red dot and the Design Center Stuttgart.

HANSAMOTION
The stream of water from the open water flow conjures up images of a mountain stream: clear, refreshing and full of energy. Awarded the red dot design award.

HANSAVAROX
The new and universal concealed installation system, reminiscent of the "plug socket" principle: a universal base unit for every application. With an innovative B-Lock locking system, flexible multifix attachment system and just 105 mm in size.

HANSACOLOURSHOWER
Well-being has never been in better hands: The compact shower system HANSACOLOURSHOWER that enthrals you with all the colours of the rainbow.



2006

HANSAMURANO Edition Cenedese
Exclusiveness from Murano: traditional mouth-blown glass bowls by the famous Murano Glass firm of Gino Cenedese transform individual bathrooms into works of art.



2007

HANSASTELA
HANSASTELA stands for clear architectural yet soft contours. The combination of joystick operation, open spout and fascinating use of shapes create an unusual and futuristic appearance.

HANSACLEAR
As clear as water. The transparent material reflects the clarity and purity of water in a truly fascinating way. HANSACLEAR Lux enhances the showering experience due to integrated LEDs, which light up in eight possible colours. Awarded the red dot design award.

HANSACUBE
A puristic thermostat with central operating element and interesting solutions, such as a folding spout and integrated diverter.



2008

HANSAPOLO
The entry level series from HANSA with a new look: traditional yet refreshingly different.



2009

The new designer fitting HANSALATRAVA showcased.

Chairman of the management board and majority stockholder of HANSA Metallwerke AG, Wolfram Göhring, retires from the day-to-day running of HANSA.



2010

In summer 2010 Aquapunkt opens at the HANSA headquarters. Visitors have the opportunity to experience first hand the world of HANSA - from the company's history to its individual ranges.

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Partner for the future:
IK Investment Partners

The European private equity company IK Investment Partners has owned 99.74% of the HANSA Group since October 2010.



2011

100 years of HANSA

HANSA was founded in 1911 as "Press- und Stanzwerke GmbH" and celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2011.

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The HANSALIGNA range once again demonstrates HANSA's design competence. March 2011 witnessed the launch of new products for the individual design of bathrooms.

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HANSAMATRIX is the creative solution to your design requirements. Based on a 25 mm grid, the new modular concealed installation system provides the creative freedom you need.



2012

Product novelties:

HANSAUNITA Thermostate
HANSATWIST (Re-Design)
HANSADISC (Re-Design)
HANSAVANTIS (Re-Design)



2013

Product novelties:

HANSALOFT
X/O Philosophy
HANSAMEDIJET
HANSAMEDIJET FLEX
HANSAVIVA FLEX
HANSAMEDIPRO
HANSAPRISMA Thermostate (Re-Design)

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IK Investment Partners sells KWC to Franke Holding AG

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Oras acquires Hansa from IK Investment Partners