Trusted By Generations
Roger Englefield, began his working life as a plumber in Waimate, New Zealand, but his trademark entrepreneurial flair enabled him to start a number of very successful related companies, in Christchurch, specialising in plumbing and large injection moulded products.
In the late seventies, he moved to Auckland and recognising a niche in the market, set up a small operation in Glenfield, producing baths for a company supplying to the Australasian market.
His son Derek joined him, and in the eighties, they took the opportunity to manufacture as their own entity. Shower manufacture soon followed baths, and innovative products such as the complete shower enclosure, and the Cabana complete shower with ceiling were developed. Roger, and his son Derek, continued to expand the business, exporting predominantly to Australia and Asia, and winning a plethora of Plastic Institute and Design Awards along the way.
An Inspired Future
Englefield quickly became a leading brand in Australasia, with the reputation of supplying top quality products that could be trusted to endure. In 2000, KOHLER U.S.A purchased Englefield, adding sanitary products (toilets), to the range, so providing the complete bathroom solution.
Englefield is excited about the future and looks forward to pioneering more of the world's latest technologies and breaking the mould with innovative designs. Englefield cares about the details and understands that not every bathroom is the same and not everyone wants the same things for their bathrooms. But, most importantly, Englefield believes in delivering solutions for a satisfying experience, every time.
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.
Taking great strides in product development over the years, KOHLER has continually proven that great products equal beautiful design, ground-breaking innovation and reliable functionality. His vision and dedication to excellence helped transform KOHLER Co. into a highly successful family of businesses with KOHLER Co. becoming a recognised leader in kitchen and bathroom ware design.
From those humble beginnings, KOHLER company has grown into a multifaceted global family of brands that lead the way to enhance customers’ sense of gracious living. A diversity of products and powerful portfolio of brands continually set new standards in design, craftsmanship and innovation-tied together by a singular level of quality.
The KOHLER Kitchen and Bath Group encompasses an extensive family of businesses around the world that manufacture plumbing products and cabinetry for the residential, commercial and industrial markets.