The new company name KWC Group AG symbolizes the coming together of KWC, Franke Sissons and Dart Valley Systems
Following the sale and carve-out of the Franke Water Systems division from the Franke Group, Franke Sissons and Dart Valley Systems have changed its name as planned. The company now trades under the name KWC Group AG and controls the other companies in the Group. The UK currently operates as KWC DVS Ltd, which combines the Franke Sissons and Dart Valley Systems brands.
Since the sale of Franke Water Systems AG to funds advised by Equistone in May 2021, the company’s new owners have successfully established the international sanitaryware group as a stand-alone company. The sale has resulted in a close association between the brands KWC, the leader in Switzerland’s domestic consumer market, and Franke Sissons and Dart Valley Systems. The new company name, adopted in March 2022, reflects this change. With immediate effect, Franke Sissons and Dart Valley Systems now have a new name: KWC DVS Ltd. This development derives from the two companies’ shared brand values: quality of life through health protection, sustainability, reliability, and enthusiasm. The merging of the two brands creates synergies by transferring knowledge in their areas of expertise.
About KWC Group AG
KWC Group AG is an international premium manufacturer of taps, comprehensive sanitaryware and specialist healthcare solutions. In 2022, all the brands belonging to the corporate Group, including KWC and Franke Water Systems Commercial, began operating under the new name KWC Group AG. At six locations in Europe and Asia, the Group manufactures high-quality products for domestic consumers, (semi-)public institutions and the medical sector. KWC Group AG combines more than 150 years of tradition and innovation with advanced expertise in technology and materials coupled with superior design. Reliability, sustainability, and safeguarding are among the values that best describe the Group. The headquarters of KWC Group AG are in Unterkulm, Switzerland. The Group employs more than 1,000 staff worldwide.
The Franke Sissons and Dart Valley Systems brands form KWC DVS Ltd to provide one solution to some of the most demanding environments in the UK. Key markets include mental healthcare, healthcare, custodial, retail, leisure, education, and other public and semi-public washrooms. KWC DVS can deliver standard, customised or fully bespoke solutions for any project with state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in the UK and Europe.