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Lumberton, N.J. – BLANCO, German innovator of exceptional kitchen sinks and faucets, has new cause for celebration: the company recently produced its 50-millionth sink. The 50-millionth sink model, BLANCO Metra XL 6 S, is crafted of SILGRANIT II, one of the company's most innovative materials. Easy-to-clean, durable and stain-resistant, SILGRANIT II comes in a range of colors and styles.
“It is our aim to offer the highest quality, best service and professional design in every segment. The impressive figure of 50 million sinks confirms that our strategy is the correct one, and at the same time spurs us on to even greater success,” said Achim Schreiber, CEO and chairman of the executive board.
In the 1950s, BLANCO was one of the first companies to recognize the benefits and opportunities of stainless steel. Modern hob/sink unit combinations followed, and set the first standards in making kitchen tasks more user-friendly. Over the following decades, BLANCO's innovative concepts and new materials transformed the standard kitchen sink into a multifunctional, ergonomic workplace. In the mid-80s, BLANCO started another new trend with colored sinks in a composite material. The company produces its sinks in all three of its market-defining materials, stainless steel, SILGRANIT II and fireclay.
As a company that focuses on the future, BLANCO stands by its responsibility to the ecological and to the social environment based on sustainable economic development. BLANCO commissioned the first CHP heating plant at its Sulzfeld production site in the last business year. Thanks to its highly efficient cogeneration, this environmentally friendly energy supply saves about 370,000 kg of CO2 a year.
Last year, the SILGRANIT sink works in Sinsheim became the first site to be certified to energy management standard DIN EN ISO 50001. The heating systems there are currently being completely redesigned and converted to the latest environmentally-friendly energy and heat production.