Annual Report 2023

Annual Report 2023



Innovation as the foundation for future growth

Geberit’s innovative strength, which is above average for the sector, is founded on its own, wide-ranging research and development (R&D) activities. In the reporting year, a total of CHF 70 million (previous year CHF 72 million) – or 2.3% of net sales – was invested in the development and improvement of products, processes and technologies. Additionally, as part of the investments in property, plant and equipment and intangible assets, considerable sums were invested in tools and equipment for the production of newly developed products. In the reporting year, 25 patents were applied for, in the last five years a total of 159 patents.


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Number of new patents

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All product developments at Geberit go through an established innovation and development process, which ensures that the creative potential and know-how are used to the optimum extent and that development activities focus on the needs of the markets. Customer benefits, quality, a system approach and sustainability as well as the consistent strengthening of the brand are of central importance here.

Geberit has industry-leading expertise in the fields of virtual engineering, hydraulics, materials technology, sound insulation, statics, fire protection, hygiene, electronics, surface technology and process engineering. Thanks to continuous investments in the laboratory infrastructure, the scientists and engineers at Geberit have the very latest systems and technologies at their disposal. Worthy of particular mention here are the comprehensive simulation possibilities – for example, for statics, hydraulics and production processes – plus prototyping and various laboratories for materials technology, sanitary technology and building physics.

New products for Geberit markets worldwide

Among others, the following products were newly launched on the market in 2023:

  • The new wall-hung Acanto WC with TurboFlush impresses with an improved flushing-out performance. The geometry of the inner bowl has been hydraulically optimised. The water guide has been optimally coordinated with the Geberit concealed cistern, which leads to an efficient flushing out.
  • The new version of the Sigma70 actuator plate is characterised by minimalist design for the highest aesthetic requirements. This innovative actuator plate features precision mechanics and selected colours and materials.
  • The CleanLine50 is a new addition to the Geberit shower channel range. It impresses visually with a slim design, has an integrated slope and requires over 50% less material in production compared to its predecessor.
  • The revised dual-flush unit type 208 for concealed cisterns with 8 cm installation depth enables the flush water volume and speed to be regulated. This in turn optimises water consumption and flushing out of the toilet. The valve is backwards-compatible, meaning it can also be used as a spare part for older concealed cisterns.
  • The bathroom product range has been expanded with the addition of matt colours. The taps, drain covers and mirror cabinets in the Geberit ONE premium range are now available in black matt. Selected ceramic appliances in the iCon series and the AquaClean family were launched in white matt.

Several new product launches are planned for 2024. The most important products are as follows:

  • The new AquaClean Alba combines proven shower toilet technology, first-class flush performance and easy cleaning. Thanks to its attractive price, this shower toilet addresses new customer segments.
  • With Geberit Connect, sanitary installations can be networked easily. This allows for an automated, optimised system flush for maintaining drinking water hygiene for facility management in public and semi-public buildings (including the corresponding documentation). Integration in building management systems allows for complete control over the sanitary installations and saves both time and money.
  • With Geberit Silent-Pro SuperTube, the successful drainage system with optimised hydraulics – which has been primarily used in skyscrapers up to now – will also be launched for sound-insulating drainage systems in multifamily and terraced houses. The system saves space and allows for room heights to be used to their full potential. Moreover, the planning of drainage systems is then easier and more flexible.
  • The Geberit Mix & Match concept allows for different washbasins and furniture from the most important Geberit bathroom series (Geberit ONE, Acanto, iCon) to be combined freely. Standardised components also simplify the installation process.
  • Mapress Therm is a reasonably priced supply system for cooling and heating applications. It is made of low-alloy stainless steel, which is much cheaper than Mapress Stainless Steel while still being corrosion-resistant.
  • Geberit Bambini – child-friendly sanitary products for daycare centres and primary schools – is being launched in a new design. The Bambini toilets are also now available in a rimless design.