Europe-wide toilet seat market leader with Bavarian roots.


Our heart beats for toilet seats

And has been for more than 100 years! Through our products, we stand for quality without compromise, modern design and exceptional comfort. This has made us the market leader when it comes to Duroplast and Thermoplast, and Europe’s largest manufacturer of toilet seats.

Right from the outset, we focus on the wishes and requirements of our end users with our high-quality toilet seats. Our portfolio includes more than 300 toilet seat models, a myriad of hinges and a sophisticated modular principle with numerous installation solutions. This means that a variety of combinations are available to our partners and their customers – for the perfect toilet seat.

“We create quality of life” – with our high-quality toilet seats, our responsibility as an international employer, and our environmentally friendly production.

Hamberger Sanitary worldwide

Our locations

Our company’s home is Upper Bavaria. In our headquarters in Rohrdorf, we grew to become what we are today: Europe’s largest manufacturer of high-quality toilet seats. With the development, service, sales and marketing departments, the heart of our company has been beating here for more than a century.

With our additional sites in Bulgaria and China with more than a thousand employees, in recent years we have been able to adapt our production capacity to market requirements:

2003 saw the establishment of our first international production site with the factory in Sevlievo, Bulgaria. With state-of-the-art technology and our experience as a long-established German company, we guarantee production according to the highest quality standards here, too.

Since 2012, we have been manufacturing high-quality toilet seats in our factory in Kunshan, China, primarily for the Asian market. As in our factories in Germany and Bulgaria, fully automated presses and injection moulding systems ensure fast and stable processes and consistent quality of the highest level.

Supported by our central research & development, product management, sales and marketing departments, manufacturing in all our locations is of the highest quality, social and environmental standards.

Exterior view of the Hamberger Sanitary head office and factory at the Rohrdorf production site in Germany.
Rohrdorf, Germany

17,000 m² production floor
200 employees

Exterior view of the Hamberger Sanitary international production site in Sevlievo, Bulgaria.
Sevlievo, Bulgaria

74,000 m² production floor
1,200 employees

Exterior view of the Hamberger Sanitary international production site in Kunshan, China.
Kunshan, China

5,300 m² production floor
60 employees

“We create quality of life”

Our mission statement

Our mission statement expresses the foundations of our thought and action: Because we create quality of life!

We are a major employer in our home of Upper Bavaria. Through stable economic activity, we guarantee secure employment and thus make an important contribution to the economic prosperity of our employees. And this isn’t just at our site in Rohrdorf, but in Sevlievo in Bulgaria and Kunshan in China, too.

As a responsible manufacturer of toilet seats, we also hold sustainable production dear. This is why we aim to make our manufacturing and business practices as sustainable as possible.

The highest quality without compromise – this is another cornerstone of our value system. We attach great importance to care and conscientiousness in the production of our toilet seats.

We see ourselves as a fair partner in society. We want to strengthen the common good and give our region economic impetus.

Diagram of the Hamberger Sanitary mission statement.

Focusing on people and nature

Our understanding of sustainability

As an owner-operated medium-sized company in a rural area, we take our responsibility to people and nature seriously. We are passionate about the health and development of our employees. The basis of our attractive working atmosphere is therefore formed by a wide range of further education and training measures, cooperation with regional fitness studios, and environmentally conscious offers such as JobRad (bicycle leasing scheme for companies). As a responsible employer, we are proud that our workplace healthcare programme has already been distinguished with the Gold Award from AOK Bayern.

At the centre of our environmental management system is the continuous improvement of our environmental performance in terms of ecologically sustainable and environmentally friendly production. Our many years of certification according to ISO 14001 is proof that we have already chalked up great success in this area.

Our company’s own biomass power stations generate electricity and heat for our company buildings. With the help of an advanced energy management system, we are permanently reducing our own energy consumption and simultaneously increasing our energy efficiency according to ISO standard 50001. Through these efforts, we are laying the foundations for the responsible conservation of our shared resources and for a future worth living for generations to come.

Im Zentrum der WC-Sitz Produktion von Hamberger Sanitary steht die Nachhaltigkeit und die Gesundheit unserer Mitarbeiter. Mit firmeneigenen Biomasse-Kraftwerken und stetigen Weiterbildungen werden wir unseren Zielen und Ansprüchen gerecht.
Sustainability through durability

We achieve this through smart comfort features and the highest-quality materials, which feel good, look good and make good hygiene easy. This high quality is reflected in the durability of our toilet seats, thus contributing to the conservation of resources.

We’ve always got our finger on the pulse

Our core strengths

We always have our finger on the pulse, we know what the latest trends are, and we work with the most up-do-date technology. This is how we manage to produce extraordinary and modern toilet seats that meet user requirements.

Our core strengths lie in the following areas:

  • continuous development of construction and production methods
  • complete product development from a single source – from the first idea to 3D-illustrations and prototypes right through to the finished product.
  • CAD-supported construction and design for an extremely precise approach
  • analysis according to the finite element method (FEM) for strength calculation and component optimization
  • in-house rendering for perfect surfaces
  • rapid prototyping for fast first parts

Professional expertise in every department

Our production chain

Our toilet seats are the result of extensive research and development, production that for the most part is fully automated, and uncompromising quality control in all production areas.


Thanks to our reliable global logistics network, we can guarantee fast order processing and short delivery times. But our quality standards by no means fall by the wayside: With standardised incoming inspections and material tests as well as the meticulous examination of documents on quality agreements, we are able to ensure the consistent quality of our products right from the very beginning. The long-term business relationships with our suppliers are also a central aspect of our quality management when it comes to incoming and outgoing goods.

Hamberger Sanitary goods receiving department for materials and component parts

As Europe’s largest manufacturer of toilet seats and a family-run production company, we produce the components of our toilet seats mostly ourselves and in-house. Here, the focus is on our own pressing plant, the fully automated production of our SoftClose® damper and our hinge production.

Our first-class toilet seats are manufactured using defined and monitored processes. Fully automated processing steps in our modern pressing plant guarantee the highest product consistency and quality.

All the hinges that we install in our toilet seats also come from our in-house production. In complex tension and bending processes, certified stainless steel is processed into our high-quality hinges. With more than 350 installation solutions, our range is characterised by its unparalleled versatility and customised solutions.

Fully automated production of a Hamberger Sanitary toilet seat
Damper production

Our high-quality SoftClose® dampers are the bedrock of our comfortable toilet seats. They offer technical solutions for every specification – completely in line with our comprehensive Hamberger modular system. We focus on quality and durability in the production of our dampers, too. This is why the technology is perfected in our in-house research and development department and manufactured using fully automated production. Uncompromising tests according to our own extremely strict quality standards guarantee their durability.

View of a high-quality damper for Hamberger Sanitary toilet seats with the SoftClose® automatic closing system
The lab

To produce our high-quality toilet seats, we need flawless materials and product components. We test them in our laboratory using various methods. Our tests go well beyond the DIN standard and are also certified according to Norm Française (NF). In our modern laboratory, we ensure the quality of all individual components through standardised incoming inspections and material tests as well as independent examination of the material properties. Using reactivity testing, we ensure the raw material quality of all the materials we use. Apart from this, we also conduct automated tests of the damper performance (torque characteristic), extensive process monitoring of the machine turning, and make precise measurements with our Keyence digital profile projector. For complete quality assurance, we conduct specific, in-house tests.

Laboratory test of the SoftClose® automatic closing system toilet seat

Our packing department works flat out every day – and they do this in our factories in Germany, Bulgaria and China. This is how we manage to pack several thousand toilet seats every day.

Warehouse logistics

To guarantee our customers the constant availability of our products, we keep over a million toilet seats in stock. Thanks to sophisticated warehouse logistics, we guarantee high component availability and fast delivery of our toilet seats. With our high-bay storage with thousands of shelf spaces, we use the storage space sensibly and sustainably.

Hamberger Sanitary high-bay storage with thousands of shelf spaces