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Our history
Our history

DELABIE, a distinguished history
In 1928, Georges DELABIE, a sanitary ware wholesale merchant in Paris, acquired a foundry located in Friville in the Somme, France. There he produced mainly taps and floor traps for bathrooms and kitchens.
Subsequent generations secured the family-owned company’s growth, with the ongoing remit to preserve the brand’s identity and continue its pursuit of excellence.
Initially specialising in domestic sanitary fittings, DELABIE quickly repositioned itself in the sector that now constitutes its core target market - buildings in the public domain.
With the passage of time, investment in Research and Development has established the brand as a benchmark for quality. In less than 100 years, DELABIE has become a leading player in the non-domestic, sanitary fittings market. European market leader for tap ware and sanitary accessories for the commercial sector, the DELABIE group continues to grow by opening international subsidiaries and through overseas acquisitions, considerably expanding its offering.
The story has only just begun...

  • Company founded in Friville (France).

    1864

    Company founded in Friville (France).

  • Georges Delabie takes control of the company.

    1928

    Georges Delabie takes control of the company.

  • Jean Delabie invents the universal tap head.

    1971

    Jean Delabie invents the universal tap head.

  • Time flow taps are launched.

    1983

    Time flow taps are launched.

  • Acquisition of BINE, inventors of the time flow tap in 1881.

    1996

    Acquisition of BINE, inventors of the time flow tap in 1881. 

  • Thermostatic mixing valves are launched.

    2002

    Thermostatic mixing valves are launched.

  • Acquisition of CHAVONNET, French market leader in hospital water controls, and SOGEPROVE, manufacturer of accessibility equipment and hygienic accessories for commercial buildings.

    2006

    Acquisition of CHAVONNET, French market leader in hospital water controls, and SOGEPROVE, manufacturer of accessibility equipment and hygienic accessories for commercial buildings.

  • Acquisition of DOUGLAS, UK specialist in thermostatic controls for the commercial sector.

    2007

    Acquisition of DOUGLAS, UK specialist in thermostatic controls for the commercial sector.

  • DELABIE SP.z.o.o. created in Poland.

    2009

    DELABIE SP.z.o.o. created in Poland.

  • Acquisition of KUHFUSS SANITÄR, No. 2 manufacturer of stainless steel sanitary equipment in Germany, and also a foundry in Portugal. Two subsidiaries created DELABIE FZ LLC in Dubai and DELABIE Limited in Hong Kong

    2012

    Acquisition of KUHFUSS SANITÄR, No. 2 manufacturer of stainless steel sanitary equipment in Germany, and also a foundry in Portugal.
    Two subsidiaries created DELABIE FZ LLC in Dubai and DELABIE Limited in Hong Kong.

  • Terminal filters are launched. DELABIE Benelux created and acquisition of SENDA, Portuguese manufacturer of stainless steel sanitary fittings.

    2013

    Terminal filters are launched.
    DELABIE Benelux created and acquisition of SENDA, Portuguese manufacturer of stainless steel sanitary fittings.