SanSwiss history

1981 - 1999

In 1981 Karl Wirth, the Ronal company owner, decided to build an additional branch to his market leading company. However, it was supposed to be a company not from the automotive industry line. There has started a history of the sanitary division of the Ronal company with the production of shower enclosures in the city of Bitche France near the German border.


The same method which was successfuly used in the production of light alloy wheels started to be also applied with the production of shower enclosures – innovation, design and quality. A continual increase of sales on the markets in France and Germany led to a decision to start the production of shower enclosures in Jičín Czech Republic, in the locality of the light alloy wheels plant where could be used the rear of this plant.


This new production capacity enabled to supply the new markets in Europe and led to founding of new sales organizations in Spain, the Czech Republic and Poland and also to the markets opening e.g. in Slovakia and Hungary.


After eighteen months of experience gathering in Jičín there has come the time for a construction of a new modern production plant where the production moved. On 10,000 sq. meters of the production area the major part of our production range in several series is manufactured with the highest quality requirements.


The new placement of the Ronal brand on the European market brought with itself new thinking of future direction and led to a decision to found a new holding company which would cover all the sanitary divisions. That’s why the SanSwiss brand was founded in 2009. A high demand on our products on the current markets led to the demand also in other countries such as Belgium, Luxemburg, Switzerland, Austria, Russia and Romania.


In January 2010 a branch in Romania was founded which contributed to meeting of the growing demand and enabled to begin the distribution in other countries too. This branch in Timisoara, as additional production plant with its own sales department, serves as a logistic centre for sales on the Balkans too. With seven own branches and commercial representations in sixteen countries the SanSwiss company became a leading supplier in the bathroom equipment branch. We still hold to our main philosophy – innovation, design and quality – and we put it into practice. With this we do our best to meet the requirements of our customers.


Investing in the future: SanSwiss has built a modern production and logistics complex in Jičín, Czech Republic. The new multifunctional hall is an important step in fulfilling the long-term strategic intention of the company, which is to maximize the efficiency of production, storage and complete logistics system of the entire multinational group. The nearly 200 million investment significantly increased the production, storage and office space from the original 9500 to over 18600 square meters. This makes it possible to efficiently reorganize the flow of materials and end products and, as a result, increase the speed and flexibility of supplies to customers across Europe. In addition, the state-of-the-art technical equipment of the new hall brings further improvement of the quality of all manufactured products and related services for customers.

We continue to place a great emphasis on using exclusively high-quality components, on the technical sophistication of each product and on the precise solution of all the details. This is the only way to create shower enclosures and shower trays of high utility value and durability that are typical of the SanSwiss brand and which are appreciated by consumers not only in the Czech Republic but also in the challenging markets of France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and the new Scandinavian markets - in Norway and Sweden.