The Geberit Group announced a North American partnership with Duravit, a leading European manufacturer of bathroom products, to develop a North American concealed installation system and wall-hung toilet market. The partnership will focus on developing the technology for the North American single- and multi-unit residential and hospitality markets. A joint training program and marketing campaign will be launched in the coming months.
Also in 2007, three regional training centers in Atlanta, Chicago and New York City will be established to educate architects, designers, engineers, plumbers and showroom sales associates. In addition, Geberit North America will establish a competence center in Chicago where North American specific solutions will be developed and tested.