Franke Water Systems

Franke Water Systems is a designer and manufacturer of fittings and accessories for kitchens, bathrooms and washrooms.

Formerly a division of Franke Group, Franke Water Systems was established through the merger of KWC and WSC.

KWC manufactures kitchen and bathroom fittings including faucets, showerheads and related accessories for private households, installations in residential property developments and renovation projects. The business is positioned as a premium provider in the mid- to high-end of the market and is a popular choice for many developers, architects and installers, having established a strong brand in its market.

Operating primarily in Germany and Switzerland, WSC offers an extensive product range including manual and electronic taps, washbasins, flushing systems and urinals for the commercial sector and public infrastructure projects such as hospitals, schools and prisons.

Franke Water Systems has an extensive distributor network and employs approx. 900 people across its six production facilities, R&D centres and sales offices in Switzerland, China, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Finland and the UK.

Investment Date

Apr 2021



Business Description


Revenue at ACQ.

CHF 193m

Employees at ACQ.


Investment Type

Primary MBI / Carve-out

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Franke Water Systems has outstanding people on its team and enjoys an excellent market position in key European markets, as well as great potential for further profitable growth.