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If you are considering taking a position on the Swiss Geberit share price or buying some of its shares, we offer you here a detailed review about this stock. On this page you will find both general stock market data on this share and information about the company, including details of its activities, competitors and partners, as well as its strengths and weaknesses, so that you can better understand how it is developing and its future prospects. You will then have all the cards in hand to set up your own analysis of this stock.

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Information on Geberit shares
ISIN code: CH0030170408
Ticker: SWX: GEBN
Index or market: SMI

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Analysis N°1

Increased revenues from the Group's main target customers, who are increasingly focusing on product quality rather than price.

Analysis N°2

The group is increasingly expanding into bathroom products, which should enable it to further develop its product portfolio.

Analysis N°3

Geberit is currently working on an international expansion strategy which should help it to increase its presence outside Europe and thus increase its profits.

Analysis N°4

The various regulations in force can have an impact on Geberit's operations.

Analysis N°5

In addition, Geberit is facing increasing international competition which is hampering its market share gains.

Analysis N°6

Finally, Geberit's direct competitors are currently increasing their activities, which may also affect Geberit's market share.

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General presentation of Geberit

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The Swiss Geberit Group is currently a designer, manufacturer and seller of sanitary systems for the construction and renovation industry. It is the market leader in this sector in Europe. However, its activities can be divided into different divisions according to the share of turnover they generate and in this way:

  • Sanitary plumbing systems, including complete sanitary installation systems such as showers, baths, toilets, bidets, washbasins and urinals, float valves, trigger plates, cisterns and siphons, generate almost 46.8% of the group's turnover.
  • Piping systems with stainless steel, carbon steel and copper piping and systems for building and roof drainage, water and gas distribution generate 29.8% of the company's turnover.
  • Ceramic sanitary products generate 18.8% of the company's turnover.
  • Finally, other types of ceramic products generate 4.6% of this turnover.

The Geberit Group has more than thirty production sites located throughout the world. Of course, it mainly affects the European market with 9.6% of its turnover achieved in Switzerland, 29.8% in Germany, 6.1% in France, 3.8% in the United Kingdom and Ireland, 5.5% in Austria, 0.7% in the Iberian Peninsula and 6.2% in Eastern Europe. It also generates 10.8% of this turnover in the Nordic countries, 8% in the Benelux countries and 9.2% in the rest of the world.

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The major competitors of Geberit

Now that you have a good knowledge of Geberit and its activities, we propose to discover who are its main competitors and adversaries in the market with a presentation of the major players in this sector:


This Spanish company was founded in 1917 and is now based in Gavà in Catalonia. It was founded by the Roca brothers and specialises in the production of sanitary ware and bathing equipment. The company has several galleries in Europe, including Barcelona, Lisbon, Madrid and London.


This German manufacturer of sanitary products for the kitchen and bathroom has existed since 1936 and is currently one of the world leaders in this sector. Its world headquarters are located in Hemer and its administrative headquarters are in Düsseldorf, Germany. The group currently employs 6,000 people worldwide, including 2,300 in Germany and about 100 in France.


This other German company is also a manufacturer of porcelain bathroom accessories and is known for having used top designers such as Philippe Stark, Sieger Design, Phoenix Design or Christian Werner to create its product ranges. In recent years, the group has also expanded its product base with several new products.

Ideal Standard

The Ideal Standard International group specialises in the sanitary industry and was founded in 1901. It is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, and has been primarily owned by Bain Capital since 2007. It is the leader in its sector in Europe, offering ceramic products, accessories and taps with products for the bathroom, kitchen and sanitary facilities. Ideal Standard is currently present in 17 countries in Europe as well as in the Middle East and Africa and has around 20 production sites, the majority of which are in Europe. This international group has several commercial entities depending on the region, including Porcher in France, Armigate Shanks in the UK, Ceramica Dolomite in Italy and Vidimia in Eastern Europe.


Geberit's last major competitor in Europe is Delabie, currently the European leader in taps and sanitary equipment for public buildings.

The major partners of Geberit

The Geberit Group has succeeded in gradually gaining market share and becoming the European market leader in its sector thanks to a well thought-out strategy that relies heavily on active partnerships. Although these partnerships are infrequent over time, they are always of high quality and offer real benefits for the group and its profitability. To better understand what this type of alliance consists of, here are two examples of partnerships set up by Geberit in recent years.


In 2017, the Swiss company Geberit joined forces with the French group Twido, which specializes in water heating systems, among others. The aim of this partnership was to develop a new Geberit water tank called Sigma 8 and its integration with theWCT4-102W model. As a result, the entire W Twido range could be adapted into Geberit Installed. This partnership is a win-win situation for both companies.


 Also in 2017, Geberit, which makes it a point of honour to promote the basic and further training of employees in the sanitary sector and to safeguard their working environment, launched an educational partnership with the Swiss Tile Association ASC. Through this association, tilers receive in-depth training in the area of shower room sealing with the aim of simplifying and optimising the interaction between sanitary fitters and tilers and promoting contacts with other trades.

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Positive factors for Geberit shares
The factors in favour of a rise in the Geberit share price:
  • First of all, it should be noted that Geberit has a great deal of experience in its field, having been in business since 1874. The group therefore occupies a leading position in the market.
  • The Geberit Group's workforce of more than 7,000 employees worldwide also enables it to adapt quickly to the orders and requirements of the construction and renovation market and to meet its delivery deadlines.
  • Of course, the fact that Geberit is currently the market leader in its sector in Europe is also a plus, as it gives the company greater confidence from potential customers. Geberit has a very popular brand image and is one of the best known sanitary brands in the world, thanks to its numerous subsidiaries in various countries, especially in Europe.
  • Another strength is that Geberit offers a wide range of products, covering both sanitary systems and piping.
  • Finally, Geberit's products are designed for durability, which helps to build customer loyalty and reassure them.
Negative factors for Geberit shares
The factors in favour of a drop in the Geberit share price:
  • Firstly, Geberit products are often criticized for their high cost compared to its competitors' products, especially since the rise of Indian suppliers in this market.
  • Geberit is also experiencing difficulties in positioning itself in certain major cities around the world, which is slowing down its international development and preventing it from taking certain market shares.
  • Finally, Geberit's brand image could be quickly damaged by the fact that it shows less global awareness than its main competitors.
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