KWC Group

KWC Group

KWC Group is a designer and manufacturer of fittings and accessories for kitchens, bathrooms and washrooms.

KWC Group, formerly a division of the Swiss Franke Group, united three business units – KWC Home, Professional and Medical – under one roof.

KWC Professional offers its customers an extensive product range including manual and electronic taps, washbasins, flushing systems and urinals for the commercial sector as well as public infrastructure projects such as hospitals, schools and prisons.

KWC Home manufactures kitchen and bathroom fittings including faucets, showerheads and related accessories for private households, sanitary installations in residential property developments and renovation projects. The business is well 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.

KWC Medical produces special bedpan washers, instrument washer-disinfectors, drying cabinets, a range of touch-free taps, spouts, scrub-up troughs, and intelligent water temperature monitoring systems for the healthcare sector. Its extensive range of products provide high levels of hygiene, reliability and safety standards in medical settings.

In May 2024, KWC Home was successfully sold to the Italian-based sanitary specialist Paini, following the acquisition of KWC Medical by the Alumbra Group in January 2024. With the support of Equistone, KWC Group will focus on its professional division, which is excellently positioned for further growth.

Investment Date

Apr 2021





Revenue at ACQ.

CHF 193m

Employees at ACQ.


Investment Type

Primary MBI / Carve-out

KWC Group 1

KWC 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.