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 130 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.
From local foundations to a "global player"
When the company LAUFEN was founded in Switzerland in 1892, sanitary conditions were well below today's standards and level of convenience - standards to which LAUFEN, the only sanitary porcelain manufacturer producing exclusively in Europe, contributed.
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.
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.
As a leading manufacturer of bathroom products, as an employer and partner, LAUFEN is able to make a significant contribution to a more sustainable world. We are determined to do so.
This ambition demands conscious decisions at every step of the way: from the design decisions and choice of materials, the complex factory processes and the distribution of our products through to the relationship with our suppliers and the opportunities we offer our employees.
Therefore, LAUFEN ’s sustainability strategy is to focus on innovations that will enable the company to transition efficiently to a circular economy, contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and setting the course for inclusive growth and long- term success.
To maximise its impact, LAUFEN joins forces with its parent company, the Roca Group, contributing to the Group’s sustainability committee and working collaboratively across all areas of the organisation.
Buildings all over the world by renowned architects using LAUFEN.