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AN INNOVATIVE, FAMILY OWNED INTERNATIONAL GROUP WITH OVER 40 YEARS OF EXPERTISE INPLUMBING AND SANITARYWARE.

Innovation has always been key to our group’s growth with a focus on exploration, invention and progress. This process was sparked by its founder’s inspirational energy. In the late 60’ Henry Wirquin et Daniel Le Coënt had the innovative idea of manufacturing plastic flushing mechanisms: the breakthrough for this trailblazing concept came in 1972 with the opening of a production site in Carquefou on the outskirts of Nantes in France.

The Wirquin company was set up in 1977 and ever since Daniel Le Coënt’s creativity has driven it, enabling it to continually progress both in France and around the world. This upward trajectory continues today thanks to our culture of innovation and the expertise of our 1,200 talents, our 6 factories and 10 subsidiaries. Today Wirquin’s innovative award-winning products are sold in more than 50 countries worldwide.

In 2017, Daniel Le Coënt handed over the company to his 3 sons Anthony, Grégory and Gwenhael. Since 2018, Grégory Le Coënt is managing the Wirquin Group, ensuring the continuity of the company’s development.

 

OUR ASPIRATIONS

INVENTORS OF THE DUAL FLUSH TOILET MECHANISM, OURHISTORY HAS BEEN BUILT ON THE CREATIVE FORCE OF IDEAS.

Building on this tradition of creativity, we are committed to a world where hygiene and health are accessible to all, while helping to fight against the climate emergency. 

Already committed to ensuring that our activity has a positive impact on the environment, we are accelerating on this path. 

Responsible development, in harmony with a corporate citizen approach, will be a lever for innovation, progress and profitable growth. We want to be proud of our development

 

OUR MISSION

PROVIDE SMART AND SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS FOR A BETTERLIVING

Our strength lies in our ability to anticipate customers ‘requirements and create innovative plumbing solutions and sanitaryware that make users’ lives easier and help professionals and installers work more effectively. 

Our innovations, our products, our services, our solutions are designed to satisfy our customers, improve comfort & hygiene but also limit our environmental impact.

 

OUR PROMISE

At WIRQUIN, we are creators of products and solutions directly inspired by daily experience in the bathroom and the kitchen: what do you need? What are you missing? Whether you are a user, installer, DIYer or professional...

We observe you and imagine these details that change everything! Our ingenuity combined with our common sense allows us to see things differently and imagine the products of tomorrow.

WIRQUIN products are designed to improve your life: maximize ease of use, save space, minimize installation time and maintenance, and thus promote access to comfort and hygiene. But they are also designed to save resources and reduce our ecological footprint.

 

Innovative Technology and Quality Assurance

Innovation is a fundamental part of the Wirquin ethos. As a leader in its field, Wirquin invests 5% of its annual turnover into Research and Development. Wirquin is proud to manufacture Celmac Wirquin and Macdee Wirquin products in the UK that meet and set industry standards.

The Doncaster plant includes:
• CAD design
• Injection moulding
• Compression moulding
• Assembly
• Packing and distribution
• Research & Development
• Quality testing
• Sales & Aftersales

All of our plumbing solutions not only meet and often exceed standard quality requirements but are tested by our in-house Quality Assurance teams before and whilst they are on the market. We are committed to delivering 100% reliable products to you. Most products come with a 2-year, 5-year or 10-year guarantee.

Social & Environmental Responsibility

Social Responsibility

Wirquin supports numerous international, national and local charities to give back and make a positive difference. In 2015, employees, chose and committed to supporting the World Toilet Organsation Fund - a recognised charity for whom they are raising funds through planned events to improve sanitation in underdeveloped parts of the world. Wirquin has  committed to match the funds raised by the employees.

Environmental Responsibility

Wirquin strives to minimise the environmental impact of its activities and ongoing reviews of our manufacturing and distribution methods ensure the reduction of our energy use and increase of recycling. We employ strict levels of auditing both internally and externally concerning its environmental systems and performance, with a view to being sustainable.

iSO Standards

Operating to ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001 management systems, we regulate and monitor the level of impact on the environment and continually review our KPI’s to ensure environmental impact is kept to a minimum. 

  

Water Saving

A large range of Macdee Wirquin flushing mechanisms are approved by the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) and Water Label for their water efficiency. When innovatively designing new products the environment is a key concern. Wirquin is the inventor of the first dual flush mechanism in the WC which can save up to 40,000 litres a year for a family of four. We are proud to have created a world standard on this as today all countries produce a similar product which is vital when we know that 35% of drinkable water in the home is going down the loo!

WRAS

Professional Membership

Wirquin’s commitment to the plumbing industry is reinforced by our membership of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) and the British Manufacturers Association (BMA).

Customer Service

Wirquin works closely with customers of all sizes frrom distributors (OEM, trade, export, DIY, retail) to installers and the end user. Every customer is offered tailored product knowledge, technical advice, installation solutions, trainings, experience, innovation and great customer support throughout their each and every project. Our dedicated experienced Sales team is on hand to serve you.

National Sales Team

Our experienced regional Business Development Managers are located around the UK and Ireland to offer advice on the extensive range of products to ensure customers feel supported during the selection and ordering process, installation and beyond. For your nearest Regional Business Development Manager, please contact the Sales Team. 

Technical Support 

Our Technical Support and After Sales teams can assist with specification choices as well as regularity compliance and installation advice.

Easy Ordering

With Wirquin, ordering could not be simpler. We aim for orders to be delivered with 1.5 days to ensure strong customer satisfaction. By constantly analysing our performance, Wirquin strives to set the gold standard in customer satisfaction.

Minimum Order

For the UK mainland, please note that there is a minimum order value of £150 carriage paid to any one delivery point. Certain products can be ordered in pallet quantities.

WIRQUIN Ltd

Unit 3
Alpha Court
Capitol Park
Thorne
DN8 5TZ 
UK

Tel: +44 (0)33 32 22 44 88

Email: sales@wirquin.co.uk

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