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47 Q4 2019 BUILD May19058 ohler Co. has thrived through a singular dedication to quality, realising that there is an eager market for those wanting to buy the very best product available. Today, Kohler’s name has become synonymous with ‘the best’, serving to distinguish them in an environment which has only grown more competitive in the almost 150 years since their establishment. All things considered, it would almost be a disservice to de- scribe Kohler as a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products, so broad and concrete is their reputation and appeal, as Stephanie explains. “Kohler’s expertise expands beyond kitchens and bathrooms – the company also produces engines and power generation systems alongside cabinetry and tiles. It is also the owner and operator of two of the world’s finest five-star hospitality and golf resort destinations, one in Kohler, Wisconsin, and the other in St. Andrews in Scotland.” “Guided by a single level of quality, an unequalled sense of aesthetic and an unwavering focus on the end consumer, we are able to bring visions and living environments to life in every corner and culture of the world.” Ultimately, Kohler’s commitment to innovation and honed expertise have ensured their continued success. It helps that they have such a heritage in an industry which has always been entirely traditional when it comes to loyalty. This made their transition to the UK in 2003 that much easier, utilising advanced technologies and renowned craftmanship to soon differenti- ate themselves. Here, Stephanie takes a moment to discuss Kohler’s approach to manufacturing in more detail. “The art of transforming materials such as cast iron, glass and stone is a craft that has been handed down through the centuries and relished by Kohler designers. This has led to a market leading range of statement pieces which can be used to personalise a bathroom and complement individual design tastes. “The breadth, design and quality of Kohler products know no barriers or boundaries. With a presence in inspiring spaces Kohler : Celebrating an Unrivalled Reputation in the Manufacturing Industry Founded in 1873 by John Michael Kohler, Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies. Today, they have a presence on six continents, with a market share that continues to grow, even as the larger sector becomes vastly more competitive. Following the firm’s recognition in BUILD magazine’s Architecture Spotlight, where they were named ‘Most Outstanding in Luxury Bathroom Design’, we spoke with Kohler’s Senior Channel Manager, Stephanie Matthews, to find out more. K around the world, our products are chosen to contribute to gra- cious experiences and timeless environments in every culture, on nearly every continent. Regardless of style, trend, culture or concept, Kohler designs an answer for every aesthetic, budget and experiential demand.” With this idea in mind, Kohler also encourage their global partners to ‘think outside of the box’ and outside of their catalogue of products. “If our partners have a vision for something that doesn’t come standard, we work together to make it a reality. That’s the spirit and promise of our global project partnership.” Kohler is all about going above and beyond the necessary and moving forward alongside their clients to drive innovation in the greater sector. Finally, Stephanie moves on to discuss Kohler’s future, and how they can help their clients to put those crucial finishing touches on any project. “From warm brushed tones to brilliant polished hues, Kohler offers an array of finishes to complement any décor. Just as tough as they are beautiful, every finish resists corrosion two times the industry standard. Crafted from only the finest materials, our taps feature all-metal bodies and rock-hard ceramic disc valves to provide years of dependability. Simply operating the tap has a polishing effect on the discs, maintain- ing smooth and consistent handle operation over time. “Kohler taps are tested well beyond what the industry requires for performance and durability. From 1 million on/off cycles— about 50 years’ worth—to 24 hours in a saltwater spray, our taps are made to endure. Kohler taps and accessories are now available in the UK in all finishes with a minimum order quantity per item code of 50. Perfect for projects, these are Made-to- Order and are available on an extended lead time only. Please contact the sales office for details.” Company: Kohler Mira Ltd Address: Cromwell Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 5EP, United Kingdom Website: Telephone: +44 (0) 800 001 4466