For many years Kohler has led the kitchen and bath fixture industry in product design by focusing on craftsmanship, exceptional quality, and continuous innovation. Today, with more than 50 manufacturing locations on 6 continents, more than 30,000 Kohler associates are able to present the concept of gracious living in every corner of the world.
The company’s founder, John Michael Kohler, was an Austrian immigrant, a businessman and a visionary. In 1873 he purchased a foundry in rural Wisconsin that produced a variety of cast-iron and steel products.
Ten years later, Kohler took a product in his line, heated it to 1700°F and sprinkled it with enamel powder. Placing a picture of it in the center of his one-page catalog, he called it “a horse trough/hog scalder . . . when furnished with four legs will serve as a bathtub.” Kohler was in the plumbing business.
From those humble beginnings, the company has grown into a multifaceted global family of brands that lead the way to enhance their customers’ sense of gracious living.
By building a reputation of dependable products, today you will find these permanent fixtures in households around the world.