Hansgrohe® Named Official Supplier of 2012 German Olympic Team

June 14, 2011

Taylor, Mich. (June 2011) - Hansgrohe®, a Masco company, has been named an official supplier of the 2012 German Olympics Team and will supply all German athletes with hand showers from the PuraVida line. Hansgrohe will also outfit German House, the London office of the German Olympic Athletics Federation (DOSB).

"It is fantastic that Hansgrohe is now a member of the German Olympic family," said Richard Grohe, chairman of the Hansgrohe executive board. "As a company, we are very keen on sports, and a good shower fits hand in glove with sporting competition."

Hansgrohe is the official partner of the German House for the third time, following the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2010 Vancouver Games.

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About Masco Corporation
Masco Corporation is one of the world's largest manufacturers of brand-name consumer products for the home and family, including Behr® paint, BrassCraft® water supply products, Delta® and Hansgrohe® faucets, bath and shower fixtures, KraftMaid®, Merillat® and Quality™ cabinets and Milgard® windows and doors. Masco is also a leading provider of services that include the installation of insulation and other building products through Masco Contractor Services and Masco Home Services. For more information on the Masco family of brands, visit

About Hansgrohe
During its 110-year history, the company Hansgrohe (, with headquarters in Schiltach in the Black Forest, has acquired a reputation in the sanitation sector as one of the innovative leaders in technology and design. With its mixers, showers and shower systems, Hansgrohe creates the original products that make the bathroom more functional, more comfortable and more beautiful. It is no coincidence that they can be found in prominent prestige projects such as on the giant cruiser "Queen Mary II", in Terminal 5 of Heathrow Airport in London, in the tallest man-made structure ever built, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, as well as at the Chancellor's office in Berlin, in the Yoo luxury apartments in New York or at the Masdar City Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi. In 2009, the company generated sales of about EUR 610 million with its Axor, Hansgrohe, Pharo and Pontos brands (2008: EUR 668 million). The Hansgrohe Group currently has a global workforce of about 3,100 employees, with about two-thirds of them working in Germany. The company, which takes tough action against product piracy and intellectual property theft, manufactures its products in six German plants, in France, the Netherlands, in the U.S. and in China.

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