Geberit celebrates 150 year anniversary

  • 22 Feb 2024

Leading bathroom manufacturer Geberit is proudly celebrating its 150 year anniversary, marking a remarkable journey from a one-man business to a renowned international group.

Established in 1874 in the historic town, Rapperswill, Switzerland, Geberit has continuously evolved, setting industry standards and achieving milestones in innovation.

Founder, Albert Gebert paved the way for sanitary innovation in 1904 when he designed a lead-lined wooden cistern, followed by the first plastic cistern in 1952 and the world’s first concealed cistern in 1964 which changed the look of bathrooms across the globe.

Today, Geberit employs more than 10,000 people globally, across 26 sites including its UK HQ in Warwick.

Reflecting on the milestone, Mark Larden, Managing Director at Geberit UK, comments: “At Geberit, we pride ourselves on taking a good thing and making it great! This has been our credo since day one and in doing so, we always put our customers at the centre of everything we do.


“Over the past 150 years, Geberit’s values and objectives haven’t changed, despite growing from a small family business to the European market leader for sanitary products. 

“We’re proud to be celebrating Geberit’s 150 year anniversary this year with our employees, customers and business partners at various events throughout the year. The celebrations include new product development, product launches and the release of an anniversary as well as a book about the company’s history, allowing stakeholders to reminisce about the past and look forward to a future filled with continued success.”

Local initiative

Furthermore, to commemorate this milestone year – Geberit UK are launching a local initiative to support the local community with its 150 Acts of Kindness campaign. As part of the initiative each Geberit UK employee has pledged their commitment to complete an ‘act of kindness’ within the 150th year.

‘Acts’ can include donation to local food banks, volunteering at a local community kitchen or even helping out at the local care home. Plus, as patron for the charity, Geberit UK have also pledged to match any monies raised for the CRASH UK construction industry charity. You can follow the conversation here: #150AOK

For more information, visit 

Geberit House
Edgehill Drive
CV34 6NH

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