History

Oras history

Oras was established on 8th May 1945 in the city of Rauma, Finland by Mr. Erkki Paasikivi. Since its founding, the company has focused in high-quality design products featuring user-friendly technical solutions that contribute to savings of water and energy. As early as in the 1990s, Oras introduced the first touchless electronic faucets in the market.

Today, Oras Group is a powerful European provider of sanitary fittings: the market leader in the Nordics and a leading company in Continental Europe. The company’s mission is to make the use of water easy and sustainable and its vision is to become the European leader of advanced sanitary fittings. Oras Group has two strong brands, Oras and Hansa.

The head office of the Group is located in Rauma, Finland, and the Group has four manufacturing sites: Burglengenfeld (Germany), Kralovice (Czech Republic), Olesno (Poland) and Rauma (Finland). Oras Group employs approximately 1400 people in twenty countries. Oras Group is owned by Oras Invest, a family company and an industrial owner.