Zucchetti. Kos

Bathroom: Tubs & Faucets
Gozzano (Novara)
Zucchetti. Kos is an energetic, imaginative and collaborative manufacturer of bathroom fixtures, recognized for their aesthetic and technical quality. The brand is a favorite of private home and business owners, architects, and designers around the world.

HISTORY

The basic values of Zucchetti have always been: innovation, design, and quality. Alfredo Zucchetti started the company with a small foundry in Valduggia, in 1929. He experimented and expanded production before handing the business to his son, Mario, who managed operations for nearly fifty years and is credited, even today, by the third generation of Zucchetti leadership for his creativity and entrepreneurial vision. Currently,
the brand stands as a poetic synthesis of design, environmental and artistic-minded manufacturing.
“As a design-orientated company we have no interest in fashions or gimmicks” says today’s company president Carlo Zucchetti, “but in expressing a system of ethics and behavior in each project. Design is the unifying factor that holds together all the elements of our complex activity.”
Zucchetti. Kos was born in 2007, when the former acquired the latter, building on both of the integrity and reputations of both brands. The “Faraway” collection, launched in 2009, made waves in the international design community and has received numerous awards. The brand has continued to flourish, overturning common preconceptions about bathroom design, collaborating and sharing ideas, and consistently upgrading production technologies.

PRODUCTION

The design and production processes for each Zucchetti or Kos collection have their own internal complexity, as the project progresses from the designer’s first sketches to the industrialisation phase, which company’s own internal technical team develops by means of: feasibility studies, modelling, working drawings, and workshop testing, so that the product can be taken to industrial production. This production design cycle, which culminates in the industrialisation of the finished product, is entirely carried out within Zucchetti’s own factories. Since the company’s founding, major resources have been invested in updating and upgrading the various production departments, constantly ensuring that the equipment and technology is optimising the quality of the processes and finished products, as well as the safety and welfare of the operators.

Design is the unifying factor that holds together all the elements of our complex
activity.

Facilities are certified in accordance with UNI EN ISO 9001 standards and all of the other important international quality markers. Today production facilities consist of 3 factories and a logistics center covering a total of 72,000 square meters, employing 400 people and producing 2 million articles every year.

TECHNOLOGY

Zucchetti. Kos relentlessly innovates and updates its manufacturing processes and technologies. Zucchetti has always been environmentally conscious in its production processes, and in designing products that use specially designed ways of mixing water and air, to restrict flows and give significant savings in water consumption whilst not detracting in any way from the pleasant experience of a full-bodied water jet. By constantly applying such advanced technologies, Zucchetti always ahead of the trend, and always ready to address the demands of the international market, in ever more innovative ways.

REGION

Zucchetti has a deep connection to its home territory. The company’s headquarters are  situated in Gozzano, a short hop from where it was founded in 1929, overlooking Lake Orta, in a beautiful pre-alpine basin. Gozzano has a history that dates back to Roman times. Today, the town is located in an important industrial district that specializes in the processing and production of brass fittings. Major companies like Zucchetti have spurred and have helped the industry grow. Over the years, highly skilled workers trained in their and
other factories have created a strong and culture for manufacturing and related activities.