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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:

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