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BLANCO HISTORY

In 2010 BLANCO celebrates 85 years of design and manufacturing excellence. Family-owned since 1925, BLANCO’s humble beginnings included the production of copper galvanized parts for cookers with a team of 30 loyal employees. Today, BLANCO is recognized as a world leader in the manufacturing of innovative products and systems in the fields of kitchen technology, catering systems, medical care and industrial components.

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BLANCO MILESTONES 1925 - 2010

1925
1925
On 20th January 1925, Heinrich Blanc founded Blanc & Co. In two long wood huts in Oberderdingen, production of tin-plated copper hot water containers began.
1937
1937
BLANCO switches its complete production to pure aluminum. New products such as boilers and ladles are added to the product range.
1942
1942
BLANCO builds a great press shop. With new machinery, one of the first hydraulic 4-column screw presses was produced for oven manufacturers and catering.
1951
1951
Having recognized the possibilities of stainless steel, BLANCO starts design and production of its first stainless steel products including sinks.
1954
1954
BLANCO achieves an annual production of 4000 stainless steel sinks.
1963
1963
Milestone: The 1 millionth sink rolls off the production line. BLANCO’s share of the German market is now almost 50%.
1976
1976
New corporate philosophy leads BLANCO to concentrate on 3 product groups: domestic technology, food service and medical engineering - offering complete equipment solutions.
1981
1981
BLANCO is the first manufacturer to offer a softer design and coloured sinks made of the composite material SILACRON.
1988
1988
20 millionth sink rolls off the BLANCO production line.
1995
1995
In Toronto BLANCO begins operation of a production facility for SILGRANIT® composite sinks which is incorporated into BLANCO Canada.
1997
1997
For the first time BLANCO receives respected ‘Red Dot’ Award for top design quality.
2005
2005
BLANCO introduces SteelArt® brand. SteelArt® is the first to achieve stainless steel bowls with a 10 mm radius.
2006
2006
The 40 millionth sink rolls off the production line. If all these sinks were put end to end they would reach once around the globe.
2007
2007
BLANCO is awarded the prestigious iF gold award for SteelArt® considered to be the “Oscar” of the design world.
2010
2010
BLANCO celebrates 85 years of success globally including 15 years in Canada.