Washroom Equipment, Inc., the leading washroom equipment manufacturer in
North America celebrates a 100-years of creative innovations and new
concepts for functional washroom products and solutions. Bobrick has
set the world's standard for hygiene in the washroom.
In 1906 inventor G.A. Bobrick started a
new company to produce industrial chemical cleaners in Los Angeles and had
soon produced the first U.S. patented
Bobrick soap dispenser. Bobrick established an Eastern Division in
1958 in Brooklyn facilitating its growing number of product firsts and in
1961, with the introduction of a unique and conceptually new line of
recessed stainless steel multi-purpose washroom units, the first of its
type. In 1974, Bobrick moved its Eastern Division north to Clifton
Purchased by William S. Louchheim in
1946, the company's presidents have included Gordon S. Bodek beginning in
1970, and two additional generations of Louchheims, with the appointment of
Sandy Louchheim in 1985, and current president Mark Louchheim serving since
In 2001, Bobrick starts a new century
with the introduction of a new concept in soap dispensers with the
introduction of its SureFlo™ Soap Dispensing System and SureFlo™ Hand Soaps.
The new system links a single under-the-counter soap cartridge with multiple
lavatory mounted soap dispensers. The system can deliver up to 13,000 hand
washes and includes a reservoir, which supplies 2,000 additional hand
washes. The new system allows building managers to take control of soap
dispenser performance and costs for true value.
The Bobrick family of products
includes Contura(TM) Series stainless steel washroom accessories with
distinctive arc design, Eclipse(TM) warm air hand dryers, the
Bobrick soap dispenser including
the SureFlo(TM) Soap Dispensing Systems and Hand Soaps, Sierra(TM) Series
non-ghosting graffiti removal and scratch resistant toilet partitions and
Koala Kare(TM) child accommodation products acquired in 2004. Celebrating its centennial
anniversary in 2006, Bobrick acquired General Accessory Manufacturing
Company (GAMCO) from the Liberty Hardware Group of the Masco Corporation.
Bobrick’s GAMCO Division manufactures stainless steel, as well as specialty
metal and finish washroom accessories used in non-residential buildings.
The Corporate Headquarters and main plant
is in North Hollywood, California, plus manufacturing, customer service
facilities and distribution centers in Clifton Park, New York, and Jackson,
Tennessee. The Koala Kare Products Division in Centennial, Colorado,
the GAMCO Division in Durant, Oklahoma and the Canadian Headquarters and
manufacturing plant in Toronto, Canada. Bobrick International has
representatives in Europe, Australia, the Far East, Middle East, Africa,
Central and South America, and the South Pacific Islands. Distribution
centers have been added in the United Kingdom, continental Europe, and
Australia to support these markets.