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Consolidating the need of having a robust and reliable infrastructure where to run analysis, aggregation, correlation and transformation of thousands of IoT devices’ data across the globe, the Digital Innovations Department at Grohe, a leading global brand for complete bathroom solutions and kitchen fittings, was looking for a cloud provider able to:
Considering the volume and entity of the data being treated, and the intention of extending its IoT-connected devices offering, GROHE was looking for a partner to support them in the development and maintenance journey.
Storm Reply developed a serverless big data platform leveraging on a cloud-native principle and the integration of tools such as Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service), AWS Glue, Amazon Athena, Amazon Kinesis, AWS Lambda, AWS Key Management Service (KMS), Amazon DynamoDB, etc. The whole solution is being seen internally as an important step for GROHE in their digital transformation journey, and as a perfect approach to stay competitive in this very dynamic landscape.
Daniel Radermacher, Head of Product & Program Management Connected Products
GROHE is a leading global brand for complete bathroom solutions and kitchen fittings and has a total of over 6,500 employees in 150 countries –2,600 of them are based in Germany. Since 2014 GROHE has been part of the strong brand portfolio of the Japanese manufacturer of pioneering water and housing products LIXIL. In order to offer “Pure Freude an Wasser”, every Grohe product is based on the brand values of quality, technology, design and sustainability. Renowned highlights such as GROHE Eurosmart or the GROHE thermostat series as well as groundbreaking innovations such as the Grohe Blue water system underline the brand's profound expertise. Focused on customer needs, Grohe thus creates intelligent, life-enhancing and sustainable product solutions that offer relevant added value – and bear the "Made in Germany" seal of quality: R&D and design are firmly anchored as an integrated process in Germany. GROHE takes its corporate responsibility very seriously and focuses on a resource-saving value chain. Since April 2020, the sanitary brand has been producing CO2-neutral worldwide. GROHE has also set itself the goal of using plastic-free product packaging by 2021.
In the past ten years alone, more than 460 design and innovation awards as well as several top rankings at the German Sustainability Award have confirmed GROHE's success: GROHE was the first in its industry to win the CSR Award of the German Federal Government and was also featured in the renowned Fortune® magazine’s ranking of Top 50 that are “Changing the World”.
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