BLANCO Marks 75th Year In Business

BLANCO Marks 75th Year In Business

Cinnaminson, NJ BLANCO, the German sink manufacturer with fast-growing U.S. sales, is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2000, the company announced.

BLANCO, whose U.S. headquarters are based in this New Jersey community, marked its 75th year in business with an announcement that sales for the company's 13-year-old U.S. division, BLANCO AMERICA, have tripled since 1996. Annual world sales have reached $600 million, with exports to over 120 countries, the company said.

BLANCO founded in 1925 as a producer of copper hot water bottles was one of the first companies to recognize the advantages of manufacturing kitchen sinks with stainless steel. The company now produces sinks in stainless steel, a composite material known as "Silacron," and a second composite material called "Silgranit."

"BLANCO is full of dynamic ideas and is still a fast-growing company, especially outside Germany," said CEO Frank Straub. "We place great importance on continuing our long-lasting tradition of investment and growth in North America," he added.