Frankfurter Straße 145
Procter & Gamble International Operations S.A.
47 Rte. De St.-Georges
1213 Petit Lancy, Geneva
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:2010: Braun Multiquick 7 cordless handblender
2010: Braun Series 7 with OptiFoil
2010: Braun Satin Hair 5 Multistyler, combining Satin Hair straightener and hair curler
2009: Braun Satin Hair brush with IONTEC technology
2008/9: Braun Silk-épil Xpressive wet & dry, innovative flexible pivoting head, new design with better handling
2008/9: Braun bodycruZer, world’s first body groomer to combine an electric trimmer and Gillette blade
2007: Braun Satin Hair range with satin ion technology
2006: Braun Series 7, innovative sonic 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