Case Study: Hansgrohe

Bringing a Legacy to Life on Film

Global fixtures manufacturer Hansgrohe has been a major proponent of sustainability and water conservation since 1901, but the depth and emotion driving the industry-leading company’s story hadn’t been brought to life in the form of a captivating, shareable story. The company approached A Hundred Years to capture the legacy, commitment, and vision of the brand on film.

Along with our filmmaker and director, Francis Dreis, we interviewed people across the organization, from the founder’s son, Klaus Grohe, to the CEO to craftspeople, along with footage from their multiple factories. Through their stories, the film touches on everything from the company’s relationship to the town of Shiltach and the greater Black Forest region to industry-shaping innovations in design and technology.

The 100-year perspective has been front of mind in all of our collaborations. A Hundred Years clearly understands our organization and goals and has great capacity for producing vivid storytelling that’s relevant to a wide range of audiences and stakeholders.”

Roman Passarge, Head of the Hansgrohe Aquademie

The 25-minute documentary-style film, Ursprünge, debuted in a theater at the company’s headquarters, where everyone from employees, contractors, designers, and even tourists could take in the story of the business and its commitment to lasting impact.

The goal? Among others, to not only celebrate Hansgrohe’s heritage but to reconnect everyone involved with the company with Hansgrohe’s passion for quality and craftsmanship, and focus on sustainability and design.

Since we produced the original documentary, we’ve returned to the Black Forest to capture the engineering and design feats in their factories. Most recently, we joined forces to produce a seven-screen four-story trade-booth film experience for ISH Frankfurt, the world’s leading trade fair on water and energy.