Business year 2016
The integration of the former Sanitec organisation progessed according to plan. The majority of the planned synergies has been captured. The insourcing of products such as ceramics for shower toilets is nearly completed. And in all markets, Geberit is now operating as a single company with harmonized processes and tools.
Successful market launch
In July, the Silent-Pro piping system was delivered to wholesalers for the first time. Well thought out down to the last detail, the highly sound-insulating drainage plug-in system is specially designed for tough everyday use on building sites. Italy and Austria were the first markets where it was launched, and other countries will follow soon.
Expanded logistic centre
Geberit invested 40 million euros in the expansion of its logistic centre in the southern German town of Pfullendorf. Both the construction of additional 19,200 square-metres of logistics space as well as the installation of the sophisticated storage and conveyor technology were completed in due time. The commissioning is scheduled for April 2017.
Ceramics appliance production in Wesel
The high demand for the AquaClean Mera shower toilet has led to an expansion of production capacities at the ceramics plant in Wesel (DE). The manufacture of the innovative ceramic appliance pushes man and materials to their absolute limits during every step of the production process.
A case for BIM
BIM (Building Information Modelling) has become an established method worldwide for representing the components installed in a building in an integrated fashion. That’s why Geberit too provides relevant data for sanitary applications. Thanks to BIM, the high-security prison Pi2 in Zaanstad (NL) was able to be completed in just 18 months.
The new urinal system in action
The urinal systems at the Mövenpick congress hotel in Regensdorf (CH) are showing their age. Because they require a lot of maintenance, they are replaced by new ones – and all without having to renovate the entire sanitary facility. The flexible urinal system from Geberit is perfect for such situations.
Two weeks in Warsaw
This year’s social project saw ten Geberit apprentices travel to Warsaw (PL), where they spent two weeks renovating the toilet facilities at the primary school “Żwirki i Wigury”. They removed the old WC ceramic appliances and tiles, laid new pipes and installed Duofix elements with concealed cisterns.
Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital
When installing the drainage system on the major building site in the South African city of Johannesburg (ZA), everything fit perfectly straight away. The plumbers were therefore able to install the system’s five kilometres of Geberit PE pipes and over 2,900 fittings on schedule. The desperately needed 200-bed children’s hospital was opened in December.