Kohler Family of Businesses
Kohler, spanning over four generations, has never failed to seize the opportunities to design, invent, and innovate. Our success journey has always been inspired by our value for providing best of the quality, empowering us to expand from a plumbing products company into a global multi-industry player. Manufacturing high-class products is core to each of our family businesses, and this helped us maintain a leadership role in our industries. We are the masters of innovation, design, craftsmanship, and technology, paving the path for our customers towards a more gracious lifestyle.
KITCHEN AND BATH
GLOBAL POWER GROUP
HOSPITALITY AND REAL ESTATE
We offer a wide array of distinctive décor elements for designers, hoteliers, and consumers ranging from the bathroom to kitchen fittings, including plumbing fixtures.
John Michael Kohler, a visionary businessman, was the founder of Kohler Group. He was an Australian immigrant who purchased a cast iron and steel foundry in Wisconsin in 1873 and settled on the shores of Lake Michigan. John Michael Kohler was a genius mind, headstrong about making a name for himself.
One day he coated an iron horse trough with enamel and marketed it as a bathtub. His creativity brought an impressive turn to his fate. The bathtub was a hit and an inception of a new exciting business. This humble beginning embarked Kohler's success journey, and today, Kohler is a global name for innovation, quality and originality.
The spirit of success lived through four generations of Kohler and still runs in the veins and arteries of our four business verticals:
- Decorative Products
- Kitchen and Bath Group
- Global Power Group
- Hospitality Group
We are one of America's oldest and largest privately held companies. Know more about us by viewing the Kohler History Timeline.
We pioneered the term gracious living. It has lived through 150 years of Kohler and will live forever for the time to come as we are dedicated to bringing charm, good taste and generosity of spirit in the lives of our customers with our products and services.
For us, gracious living also means appreciating nature and taking care of it. Therefore, our business practices are inclined towards protecting our resources. Building a sustainable environment for a better future is at the heart of our mission.
Gracious living prevails through everything we do. We are intensely focused on this goal and renew our promise every day to keep its spirits alive and going.