Axor is the design brand of the Hansgrohe Group, which is based in Schiltach in Germany’s Black Forest. In its 114-year history, the company has acquired a reputation as a leading innovator in technology, design and sustainability in the sanitation industry. The mixers, showerheads and shower systems created by Hansgrohe SE are original products that make bathrooms more functional, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. These quality products can be found in many prestigious venues such as the luxury ocean liner Queen Mary II, London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai (the world’s tallest building), the German Chancellery in Berlin, New York’s Yoo luxury residences and the Masdar City Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi. The company and its products have been honoured with numerous awards, most recently the Red Dot, the Wallpaper* Design Award 2014 in the Category “Best Shower” and the Interior Innovation Award 2014 “Best of Best”. In 2014, the company generated more than EUR 874 million in sales (compared to EUR 841 million in 2013). Today the Hansgrohe Group employs more than 3,600 people worldwide, about one-third of whom work outside Germany. The company has a zero tolerance policy on counterfeit products and design infringements, and manufactures its products in Germany, France, the Netherlands, the USA and China.