1917

In the beginning

In 1917 the Roca brothers founded the company initially dedicated to manufacturing cast iron radiators in their factory in Gavà, near Barcelona.

1929

Manufacturing of baths

Following on from cast iron radiators, the Roca brothers began to also produce boilers and in 1929 they entered the bathroom sector by starting the production of cast iron baths.

1936

Production of glazed ceramic sanitaryware

Conscious of the changes in society relating to the culture of water, in 1936 Roca began production of vitreous china as we know it today and in 1954 started manufacturing taps.

1990

International expansion

In the 1990s, international expansion continues in the European market with the opening of new subsidiaries in Portugal, France, Germany and Italy in addition to the UK subsidiary opening in 1993. Roca also expanded into other global markets including Russia, Morocco, Argentina, Brazil and China.

1999

Turning point in the internationalisation

In 1999 Roca acquired the Swiss group Keramik Holding Laufen, the world's fourth largest manufacturer of vitreous china sanitaryware. The purchase of Laufen allowed the Roca Group to consolidate its presence in strategic markets where it was less established, mainly in Eastern Europe, Brazil and the United States.

2005

World leadership

In 2005 Roca announced an ambitious strategic plan and achieved global leadership in the bathroom sector in 2006 thanks to its collaboration with the leader in the Indian market and the acquisition of companies in Malaysia, Croatia and Romania.

2009

Opening of Galleries

To take a step further in its commitment to society, the Roca Barcelona Gallery, a flagship building that provides a brand experience, opened in 2009, followed by the Galleries in Madrid, Lisbon, London, Shanghai and Beijing.

2017

Centenary celebration

Roca celebrated the 100th anniversary of its establishment. The family workshop created one century ago in Gavà, close to Barcelona. Present in 170 markets Roca is a world benchmark in the creation of bathroom spaces.

2019

Global leader

Today Roca's commercial network reaches to more than 170 countries, supplied by its 82 production plants and employs over 24,000 employees all around the world.

Improving people's lives since 1917

Roca continues to be a 100% Spanish company engaged in the creation of inspirational and innovative bathroom spaces, making us a global leader. Achieving this is a source of great pride, almost as important as having been one of the best-known, most valued and most integrated brands in the imagination of Spanish society for decades.

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OUR ROCA GALLERIES

Discover the Roca Galleries, our flagship buildings where we are proud to display a selection of Roca products as well as host exhibitions, debates, presentations and cultural activities. We offer an open space for dialogue and innovation to both professionals and the general public.

We Are Water Foundation

The We Are Water Foundation is a Roca initiative established in 2010 with the aim of contributing to the solution of problems derived from the lack of water and sanitation around the world.