|Bad Zwischenahn , Germany
|Jeff Slutz (chairman), Arnaud Auerbach
|Number of employees
|approx. 350 (2009)
|€ 47.4 million (2009)
The HÜPPE GmbH is a German company that also produces shower trays since the 1960s shower enclosures and since 2000th The GmbH is a subsidiary of Masco Europe SCS, Luxembourg, whose consolidated financial statements include the Hüppe result. The ultimate group company is the Masco Corporation, Taylor / Michigan / USA. The group of companies includes plants in Germany and Turkey as well as twelve sales companies in Europe. The company's administration is based in Bad Zwischenahn in Lower Saxony .
In the 1960s, employees of the Oldenburg family business Hüppe (founder: Justin Hüppe), which at the time was involved in the construction of blinds and room partitions, brought the idea of a permanently installed splash guard for the bathtub to Germany after a visit to America. From this they developed shower enclosures that could be used either on the bathtub or on a shower tray. In 1966, Hüppe was the first manufacturer of shower enclosures in Germany.
In 1974 the Hüppe family founded the Hüppe Duscha company , which was exclusively concerned with the manufacture and sale of shower screens.
The Masco Corporation , a US-American group of companies with subsidiaries located around the world, among others from the furnishing and sanitary industry, took over Hüppe Duscha in 1986 and renamed the company to Hüppe GmbH & Co. KG .
In 1995, Hüppe GmbH & Co. KG took over the Spanish shower enclosure manufacturer Reser s. l., In 1997 the Turkish shower enclosure manufacturer Intermart was taken over, which in 2007 became Hüppe Insaat Malz. San. Tic. AS became. After Hüppe GmbH & Co. KG was renamed Hüppe GmbH in 2008, the Spanish subsidiary Reser also got the company name and became Hüppe SLU . In the same year, it moved into a new factory and office in Llinars near Barcelona.
In addition to two plants for the production of shower enclosures and shower trays, central purchasing, central product development, marketing, controlling and the Group's management are located on the approximately 42,000 square meter company premises in Bad Zwischenahn, which they moved into in the 1970s.
Around 300 people are employed there. Around 550 employees work for the company in 22 countries worldwide (as of 2014).
- Annual financial statements of Hüppe GmbH, Bad Zwischenahn, as of December 31, 2009 and the 2009 management report in the electronic Federal Gazette, accessed on January 14, 2012
- Annual financial statements of Hüppe GmbH, Bad Zwischenahn, as of December 31, 2012 and management report for the 2012 financial year in the electronic Federal Gazette, accessed on April 10, 2014