2014 will see Geberit celebrate the anniversary of the launch of its concealed cisterns. It has been 50 years since Geberit first introduced the cistern that was mounted behind the wall rather than in front of it. Sparking the development of prewall installation, which enabled a previously unimagined level of creative freedom in bathroom applications, over 60 million Geberit concealed cisterns have been sold to date.
"The success of the Geberit concealed cistern in the UK has been achieved thanks to the strong brand name of Geberit, which has become synonymous with the concealed cistern across Europe thanks to the partnership we have with our customers," comments Managing Director of Geberit Sales UK & Ireland Mark Larden. "Our installers, contractors, stockists and bathroom retailers having continued faith in our products and innovations means that we can continue to lead the market in terms of introducing systems and technology that give endless opportunities to bathroom design and cater for the changing needs of the modern day living."
Mounting the cistern behind the wall rather than in front of it marked a paradigm change in European bathrooms. The concealed cistern made it possible for additional sanitary fittings such as pipes to be installed virtually invisibly behind the wall. This meant the whole bathroom could be designed entirely to suit each customer's requirements. With the various concealed cistern versions and installation systems available today, plumbers can find a solution for every bathroom situation, even corner installations or under sloping roofs.
Todays choice of hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical flush actuations open up new design possibilities, whilst ground-breaking systems like the odour extraction unit behind the actuator plate integrate the latest technology seamlessly into bathroom design. Fifty years after the first Geberit concealed cistern was introduced, the manufacturer continues to lead the field in terms of design and innovation. The Geberit Sigma80 touchless flush plate, for example, offers the user increased convenience and hygiene, while the Geberit AquaClean Sela, is heralding a new era of freshness, hygiene in the domestic bathroom.