History – 1918History – 1924History – 1934History – 1957History – 1960History – 1970History – 1974History – 1989History – 1994History – 2005History – 2008History – 2010History – 2011History – 2012

1918

Company founded in Ahlen, Germany.

1924

The "anchor" introduced as symbol of quality.

1934

First freestanding baths.

1957

First "seamless" baths made from a single sheet of steel.

1960

First manufacturer to offer 3.5 mm steel enamel quality with a 30-year guarantee.

1970

Europe's no. 1 for baths.

1974

Franz-Dieter KALDEWEI comissioned acclaimed designers.

1989

Largest furnace in the world.

1994

Further acclaimed designers comissioned.

2005

Top job – seal of quality for personnel.

2008

Introduction of shower tray press working lines 13 and 14.

2010

Awarded brand of the century under the direction of Franz KALDEWEI.

2011

Operating in 66 countries with 12 subsidiaries.

2012

Over 100 design awards – KALDEWEI is one of the world's most decorated bath manufacturers.