Duravit Middle East - SAL - Off Shore - Rep. Office
As an international manufacturer of bathroom furnishings, Duravit AG with head office in Hornberg, Germany, has made its mark in the sanitary sector with innovative developments and exciting forms created by international designers like Philippe Starck, Sieger Design, EOOS, Phoenix Design, Frank Huster, Sergei Tchoban and Matteo Thun. Today the company is no longer just the producer of elegant designer products but increasingly a supplier of bathrooms that offer an all-round experience of well-being. With its sanitary ceramics, bathroom furniture and the Bathtub + Wellness business area, Duravit today covers the whole spectrum of bathroom interiors, launching one or two new projects every year.
Consideration of environmental impacts in the choice of materials, production processes, use of resources and recycling, and organization of the workplace, have been an integral part of Duravit’s philosophy right from the start. As the group’s CEO, Franz Kook, puts it: “A healthy environment is our most valuable possession, and all our endeavors should aim to protect and preserve it to the best of our abilities. Water, air, soil – all of these are essential to sustain quality of life and even life itself for the human race.” Whether its products that save water in use or manufacturing processes that minimize the use of resources – “green” thinking is engrained in everything the company does.
One source of Duravit’s tremendous strength, which it continues to cultivate, is its deep connection to the Black Forest. For Duravit, living in harmony with nature is the most natural thing in the world. Additionally, Duravit does everything possible to protect natural elements like water, air and soil – a process that starts with resource-saving manufacturing methods, which employ technologies such as water treatment and heat recovery. The logical continuation of this is manifested in the products themselves, which are water-saving. Even with new products, Duravit takes into impact on the environment and ensures that, whatever it manufactures, it uses natural resources responsibly.
And these efforts have certainly been recognized: Duravit AG has officially been certified for its commitment to the environment in accordance with ISO 14001.
The Duravit designer brand is exported today to over 100 countries. There are production facilities at several locations in Germany and abroad: Hornberg, Schenkenzell, Meißen (Germany)
Bischwiller (France), Cairo (Egypt), Istanbul (Turkey), Chongqing (China), Bizerte (Tunisia) and Tarapur (India).
Five hundred pine trees, which actively produce fresh air, are growing on 3.500 square metres of land in Tuzla. The land is now owned by Duravit Turkey. The Duravit employees were eagerly involved in the planting of the trees. The new plantation was christened „Duravit Memorial Forest“.
How important is training in greening your supply chain (26 Sep 2012)
Today’s level of water usage in the region is not sustainable. (23 May 2012)
SensoWash C with concealed connections. (15 Jan 2012)
Featured Company: Duravit Middle East. (24 Nov 2011)
Putting sanitary ceramics to the test - Stringent quality checks guarantee low water consumption. (6 Oct 2011)