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Braun at a glance



Headquarters (technical)
Braun GmbH
Frankfurter Straße 145
61476 Kronberg
Germany
Headquarters (business)
Procter & Gamble International Operations S.A.
P&G Braun
47 Rte. De St.-Georges
1213 Petit Lancy, Geneva
Switzerland


Founded:

1921 in Frankfurt am Main by Max Braun

Business area:

Design, development and manufacturing of small electrical appliances

Parent company:

Owned by Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA since 2005.
Braun is one of 23 P&G “billion dollar brands.”
Technical Center in Kronberg is P&G‘s Global Center of Excellence for Devices.


Product range:

Among others, the range comprises the product categories foil shavers, beard trimmers, body groomers, epilators & lady shavers, hand blenders, hair care appliances.

Market leadership:

Globally: foil shavers, epilators, hand blenders

Recent innovations:

2011: Braun Silk-épil 7 Dual Epilator with Gillette Venus technology
2011: Braun cruZer6 beard&head trimmer
2011: Braun Multiquick 5 juicer (iF Design Award)
2010: Braun Series 7 shaver with OptiFoil™ technology (StiWa test winner)
2010: Braun Multiquick 7 cordless hand blender
2010: Braun Satin Hair 5 multistyler
2009: Braun Silk-épil Xpressive Wet & Dry (reddot Design Award)
2009: Braun bodycruZer with Gillette Fusion technology (reddot Design Award)
2009: Braun Satin Hair 7 brush with IONTEC technology

Production sites:

5 plants in 3 countries: Germany, Ireland, China

Employees:

> 4000 worldwide in 2010

BraunPrize:

Since 1968, for the promotion of young designers, forward-looking industrial design, and innovative product ideas