The Kohler Family of Businesses


KOHLER, Wis. — December 4, 2006 —  Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wis., Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies. Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products, engines and power generation systems, cabinetry, tile and home interiors, and is international host to award-winning hospitality and world-class golf destinations.

Kohler Co. employs more than 31,000 associates on six continents, operates plants in 49 worldwide locations, and has dozens of sales offices around the globe. The corporation and its associates share in the mission to contribute to a higher level of gracious living for those who are touched by the company's products and services.

Kitchen & Bath Group 
Kohler Co. is the recognized leader in kitchen and bath design. Kohler offers diversity of products and a powerful portfolio of brands that continually sets new standards in design, craftsmanship and innovation – all knit together by a single level of quality over a broad range of price points. The Kohler Kitchen & Bath Group encompasses an extensive family of businesses around the world that manufacture plumbing products and cabinetry to the residential, commercial and industrial markets. The Kitchen & Bath Group includes the well-known KOHLER®, STERLING®, Englefield, Hytec, Jacob Delafon® and Karat plumbing brands; European showering brands Mira, Daryl and Rada; and cabinetry brands CANAC® for the home, and ROBERN® and Sanijura for the bath. The KOHLER Store, which opened in 2005 at its flagship location in the Chicago Merchandise Mart’s LuxeHome, features KOHLER, ROBERN and KALLISTA products, and provides a comprehensive shopping experience and personalized design services.

Interiors Group 
Kohler Interiors Group began in 1986 when Baker Furniture, a hallmark of design excellence and uncompromising quality for more than a century, joined the Kohler family of businesses. Baker is sold at Baker Knapp & Tubbs Showrooms, Baker Stores, and Baker independent dealers throughout the world. Over the years, the Kohler Interiors Group has grown to include Milling Road casual furniture, a division of Baker Furniture; Dapha, Ltd., a premier custom upholsterer; McGuire high design furniture of rattan, woven peel, teak, bamboo and Oriental hardwoods; Ann Sacks, a leader in tile, stone and plumbing; and KALLISTA luxury plumbing products and collections.

Global Power Group 
Kohler Co. entered the power generation market in the early 1920s and immediately established a reputation for providing reliable power under adverse conditions. Today, the Global Power Group manufactures generator sets up to 2,800 kilowatts, transfer switches, switchgear and accessories for the world’s standby, prime power, marine, residential, trucking and recreational vehicle markets under the brands Kohler Power Systems and SDMO. Kohler Engines is a leading manufacturer of air- and liquid-cooled, four-cycle gasoline engines ranging from 4- to 38-horsepower, serving the lawn and garden, construction and industrial markets. The third business, Kohler Rental , provides emergency generators, luxury restrooms, mobile lighting, temperature control and on-site and technical support for the industrial and event markets.

Hospitality & Real Estate Group
The Kohler Hospitality & Real Estate Group elevates gracious living to new heights with two luxury resort properties: Destination Kohler and Destination St Andrews.

Destination Kohler is home to The American Club®, the Midwest's only AAA Five Diamond resort hotel; world-class championship golf at four Pete Dye-designed golf courses at Whistling Straits® and Blackwolf Run®; Kohler Waters Spa; the Sports Core Health & Racquet Club; The Shops at Woodlake Kohler; Inn on Woodlake; unique dining experiences; and other luxury resort amenities. Whistling Straits is home to the 2004, 2010 and 2015 PGA Championships, 2007 U.S. Senior Open, and 2020 Ryder Cup; and Blackwolf Run will be the venue for the 2012 U.S. Women’s Open. Exclusive to Destination Kohler are River Wildlife,an 800-acre private wilderness preserve offering hunting, fishing and gourmet dining; the private Riverbend membership club; and the Kohler Design Center. Kohler Co. also owns and operates Village Realty & Development, which guides the orderly development of more than 4.5 square miles of land within the Village of Kohler. The Village was one of the United States’ first planned communities in the early 20th century.

Destination St Andrews is home to the world-renowned Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & on the 17th hole of the Old Course, the most famous and storied hole in golf. The newly refurbished resort offers Scotland’s finest heathland golf course – the Duke’s course – as well as four full-service restaurants, a luxurious Kohler Waters Spa and resort activities.

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