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THE BATH WAS JUST THE BEGINNING


Step inside our company and our culture.

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THE BATH WAS JUST THE BEGINNING


Step inside our company and our culture.

True, we perfected plumbing. 
But we’re more than that now. 


The Kohler Family of Businesses



Kohler Quick Facts

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SINCE 1873


Kohler timeline contains hundreds of interesting facts about Kohler Co.  See how far we have come since the first enameled hogscalder.

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SINCE 1873


Kohler timeline contains hundreds of interesting facts about Kohler Co.  See how far we have come since the first enameled hogscalder.

A legacy in the making

Our company’s founder, John Michael Kohler, was an Austrian immigrant, a businessman and a visionary. In 1873 he purchased a foundry in rural Wisconsin that produced a variety of cast-iron and steel products.

Ten years later, Kohler took a product in his line, heated it to 1700°F and sprinkled it with enamel powder. Placing a picture of it in the center of his one-page catalog, he called it “a horse trough/hog scalder . . .  when furnished with four legs will serve as a bathtub.” Kohler was in the plumbing business.

From those humble beginnings, our company has grown into a multifaceted global family of brands that lead the way to enhance our customers’ sense of gracious living.

How far have we come since the first enameled hog scalder? View our full history.

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Our Mission: Gracious Living


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Our Mission: Gracious Living


What does gracious living mean to us?


GraciousLiving

The corporation and each associate have the mission of contributing to a higher level of gracious living for those who are touched by our products and services.

Gracious living is marked by qualities of charm, good taste and generosity of spirit. It is further characterized by self-fulfillment and the enhancement of nature.
 
We reflect this mission in our work, in our team approach to meeting objectives and in each of the products and services we provide our customers.

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Corporate Headquarters

 

Phone
800-456-4537
or 920-457-4441

Mail: 
Kohler Co.
444 Highland Drive
Kohler, WI 53044

Today, with more than 50 manufacturing locations on 6 continents, more than 30,000 Kohler associates are able to present the concept of gracious living in every corner of the world.