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    Hamish Kilburn
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    Bathroom specialist Grohe invests EUR 1.1 million to expand its research laboratory in Hemer, Germany…

    With the aim to expand its product development, bathroom specialist and Hotel Designs recommended supplier Grohe has opened a new research laboratory in Hemer Germany.

    Investing EUR 1.1 million, the new site will create an even closer connection between the central areas of research and development. The laboratory space has expanded from 590 square metres to 1,510 square metres in order to create the necessary infrastructure for more efficient development processes and new testing procedures.

    Following this announcement, more and more high-tech items are finding their way into Grohe’s expanding portfolio. These include the digital water security system: Grohe Sense Guard and the Grohe Blue and Red water systems.

    The laboratory will also see Grohe work with 3D printing processes, starting with the initial idea and culminating in the first prototypes.

    “For us in the field of development, 3D printing offers much better opportunities for managing our innovation process in a more dynamic way,” said Torsten Meier, VP of research and development at Grohe AG.

    “The laboratory expansion means we can now support the development process even more closely and intensively and manage it in a meaningful way using test analyses.

    “This means that we are faster and can carry out experiments at a greater volume with lower costs, leading to an increase in the degree of innovation, which is measured by the number of innovative projects we carry out.”

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    Grohe’s new research laboratory

    Hamish Kilburn / 26.09.2018

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