Visit to Geberit head office in Jona
At the start of May we were invited on the annual retail trip to Geberit head office in Jona, Switzerland, and then on to Pfullendorf, Germany, for a look at logistics.
10 retailers from the UK went, and despite a hectic morning with airport logistics, the trip got off to a great start! The first day was spent in Zurich with a presentation to us all on new product, sales, and then a marketing update.
Despite the rainy weather that week (at least there was no snow!), this was followed by a tour round Zurich in tuk-tuks! It was a great fun alternative way to see the city…and it was under cover!
After an evening meal that night, we went on to Jona the next day for a tour round the acoustics lab, and production line which showed us all how Geberit make AquaClean, flushplates, and the work that goes into developing their products.
On to Pfullendorf then via a stop off at the Rhine falls, and a great evening in the Cave restaurant!! – the group got on really well, and being just 12 of us we got a chance to talk to each retailer and this was really valuable.
In the morning, we went on to see Geberit Pfullendorf, and we were amazed at the sheer scale there. A tour of production and logistics there really gave us an insight into the scale and innovation they have at Geberit.
Fantastic trip from one of our top suppliers!!
Come and view their latest designs for 2019 in the showroom today!