2013

Lars Völkel – New President Marketing and Sales of the Franke Kitchen Systems Division

Aarburg, December 19, 2013

Franke Group has appointed Lars Völkel as the new President Marketing and Sales of the Franke Systems Division. Lars Völkel (38) will begin his new position as of July 1, 2014, at the latest.

Beat Sigrist – New Chief Human Resources Officer Franke Group

Aarburg, November 15, 2013

Franke Group has appointed Beat Sigrist as the new Chief Human Resources Officer. Beat Sigrist (43) will begin his new position on March 3, 2014, and will be a member of the Franke Management Board.

Roger Basler set to be appointed new CEO / President of the Franke Washroom Systems

Aarburg, August 27, 2013 - Roger Basler (48) to assume operative management of the Franke Washroom Systems Division on October 1, 2013

Franke Washroom Systems produces and sells washroom and sanitary systems for the public and semi-public sector around the world. The long-established Swiss company KWC also became part of this division in June 2013. Roger Basler will be taking up the new function as CEO / President Franke Washroom Systems on October 1, 2013, and in this function will be a member of the Franke Group Management Board.

Franke successfully completes its takeover of KWC

Aarburg, 3 June 2013 - Franke has completely taken over the Swiss tap manufacturer KWC headquartered in Unterkulm, Switzerland after receiving the approval of the relevant competition authorities.

Artemis Group and Franke Group 2012: stable organic growth for the entire group with varying growth dynamics in the individual divisions and regions


Sales of the Artemis Group rose by +12.3% to CHF 2,465.5 million

- 5.3 organic growth achieved
- EBIT increased by +32.7% to CHF 130.9 million
- Michael Pieper CEO and owner of the Artemis Group: "The Group’s diversification is paying off."

Franke to acquire Swiss tap manufacturer KWC

Franke agreed to buy Swiss tap manufacturer KWC, broadens its core competence in water technology and further strengthens its presence in Switzerland.