BLÜCHER’s history

The story about BLÜCHER started in 1965 when plumber Johannes Blücher Skibild realized there was a need for a stylish floor drain grating in the bathroom. So he and his wife Gerda began producing gratings out of their barn.

Today, BLÜCHER is part of the global group Watts Water Technologies, Inc (NYSE: WTS), and BLÜCHER is a leading producer of stainless steel drainage systems. The products are used across the world and the production has long been moved from the barn to BLÜCHER’s factory in Vildbjerg in western Denmark.

Below you can find a list of key events in BLÜCHER's history.

2016

BLÜCHER opens sales office in Italy.

2015 
BLÜCHER launches HygienicPro, a range of hygienic channels and drains for the food industry.

BLÜCHER celebrates its 50 anniversary (1965-2015).

2014 
BLÜCHER becomes HACCP certified.
BLÜCHER becomes ISO 14001 certified.

2013 
BLÜCHER opens a sales office in China.

2011
BLÜCHER becomes a member of EHEDG, European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group.
BLÜCHER launches a new product group: BLÜCHER® Drain Roof – a series of high quality stainless steel roof drains which in combination with BLÜCHER® EuroPipe forms a complete roof drainage system. 
BLÜCHER opens sales offices in Finland and in India.

2010
BLÜCHER closes its storage and production facilities in Vojens in southern Denmark to consolidate production in Vildbjerg. 

2008 
BLÜCHER is acquired by Watts Industries Europe B.V., a subsidiary of Watts Water Technologies, Inc. 

2007 
BLÜCHER opens a sales office in Dubai in the Middle East. 

2005 
BLÜCHER opens sales offices in Poland, Russia and Austria. 

2004 
BLÜCHER launches its range of exclusive design drains: BLÜCHER® WaterLine. BLÜCHER is acquired by a Danish group of investors.  
BLÜCHER and Mapress Holding GmbH are acquired by Geberit AG (CH).

2002 
BLÜCHER is acquired by Mapress Holding GmbH (DE).

1999 
BLÜCHER moves to new production and administration facilities in Vildbjerg and introduces robot technology in the production.  
BLÜCHER starts production in Vojens in southern Denmark.  
VT Holding A/S (DK) takes BLÜCHER private.  
BLÜCHER opens a sales office in the Netherlands.  

1992 
BLÜCHER opens a subsidiary in Sweden, BLÜCHER Sweden AB. 

1991 
BLÜCHER becomes ISO 9001 certified.

1990 
BLÜCHER introduces a fully automatic pipe welding line.

1988 
BLÜCHER opens subsidiaries in Germany, BLÜCHER Germany GmbH, and France, BLÜCHER France SARL. 

1986
BLÜCHER opens a subsidiary in Norway, BLÜCHER Norway AS. 

1983
BLÜCHER Metal A/S is listed on the stock exchange.  

1978
BLÜCHER opens its first subsidiary in England, BLÜCHER UK Ltd. 

1972 
BLÜCHER launches a bestseller: the removable water trap. 

1965 
Plumber and founder of BLÜCHER Johannes Blücher Skibild produces the first floor drain gratings and other stainless steel products.  

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