History of Kohler

Kohler Co. has been leading the way in style and innovation since the company was founded in 1873. Austrian immigrant John Michael Kohler made the first of many bold business moves when he purchased a cast iron and steel foundry in Sheboygan, WI. His vision and dedication to excellence helped transform Kohler Co. into a highly successful family of businesses with operations on six continents.

Beyond the Bathroom
Kohler’s dedication to exceptional product design and innovation has helped it grow to a family of businesses in the following categories:

Experience the comprehensive history of the Kohler family and its pioneering spirit in founding one of the oldest, largest privately held companies in the United States.

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With a colorful history of inventive, forward thinking leaders, Kohler has built a foundation a century strong and growing. To learn more about our history view the Kohler History Timeline.

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