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Company portrait and history

Bathroom furniture by burgbad:
About an unusual passion for the everyday.

burgbad's roots lie in Germany's Sauerland region. The company history began in 1946 amongst destroyed buildings – with "hand-crafted" wooden building block sets actually designed to be toys for children. However, they proved popular with young and old as they came to symbolise the rebuilding of the country and the dream of a better future.

Dieter Ruddies, the company's founder, had an instinct for what things people might find useful in everyday life, from sewing boxes to coffee grinders or pasting tables. He also realised much earlier than many others how important bathroom furniture would one day become.

 

 

At home in bathrooms since 1966.

Under the motto "The bathroom of the future will be furnished", Dieter Ruddies dared to turn to making bathroom furniture at a time when beautiful and functional bathroom furniture was on very few people's minds.

This was the starting point for an exceptional success story. Right from the start, it was about considering the everyday as well as perfect functionality; it was about a passion for outstanding quality and has also been about comprehensive sustainability for many years.

burgbad is the first zero carbon bathroom furniture manufacturer, for example. We have also switched our production facilities in Schmallenberg, Greding and Lauterbach fully to "Furniture made in Germany" since 2020, as we believe that reliable and transparent supply chains are another important aspect of sustainability.

 

2021

75 years of burgbad

2019

Winner of the "Marketing-Preis Südwestfalen" in recognition of the company's consistent and effective marketing strategy

2017

First zero carbon manufacturer of bathroom furniture in Germany

2016

50 years of bathroom furniture manufacturing

2013

International market leader for customised bathroom furniture solutions in the top-class segmenz

2009

Burg, Kama, Schock and Miral become burgbad.
The previous four individual brands are united under the roof of this one, newly created brand.

2008

burgbad becomes a 100% subsidiary of Turkish multinational Eczacibasi Holding.

2005

Room Concept rc40: Launch of customised room concepts; rc40 permits variable furnishing solutions for bathrooms and similar spaces.

1990s

In the early 1990s, Burg Möbel acquires Kama Bad GmbH in Greding-Grafenberg and the production facilities in Nogent-le-Roi (today: burgbad France); they are joined by the company Schock (mirror cabinets) and the cast mineral manufacturer Miral. in the late 1990s.

1965

burgbad starts to produce bathroom furniture, at the time still under the company name Burg Ideal Bad. One of its first clients was the mail order company Quelle in Fürth.

1946

Dieter Ruddies sets up a small factory for the manufacture of wooden everyday items(including wooden building block sets, coffee grinders, sewing boxes and pasting tables) in the spa town of Bad Fredeburg.