The Group: introduction
PRESTO, loves water
Thanks to its know-how, PRESTO has become the unmistakable world leader for innovating and sustainable solutions to control water in collectivities.
When André Patient founded PRESTO in 1927, soon to be joined by his brother Lucien, the two men had only one idea, to offer solutions that make it possible to save water in public spaces. Their first invention, a true stroke of genius, was the timed tap, followed later by hundreds more tapware solutions, most of which were patented.
From invention to invention, PRESTO became the leader in the design and manufacture of tapware and accessories for sanitary appliances in community facilities, healthcare establishments and laboratories.
Continuing this urge to innovate, we strive to offer products that encourage water consumption control, disabled access and compliance with health and safety standards.
The PRESTO group: present on 3 marketsmarque, 3 marchés
Collectivities: tapware for collective sanitary facilities, suitable for collective and intense use.
Healthcare (SANIFIRST®): tapware favouring hygiene and safety in hospitals, elderly care homes and laboratories, adapted to the everyday constraints of a hospital environment.
Accommodation: comfort tapware for collective accommodation.
Presto, shines all over the world
French leader on the collectivity market, the PRESTO group exports about half its production to 80 countries.
The PRESTO group has 220 employees in France working at its headquarters in Montrouge, near Paris and on two production sites in the Poitou-Charentes region. The Saint-Georges-de-Didonne site designs and manufactures all the PRESTO® product lines, whereas the Angoulême site exclusively manufactures SANIFIRST® solutions.
Present in over 80 countries, in Europe, North America, Oceania, Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, the PRESTO Group has strengthened its international influence by creating four subsidiaries: PRESTO Italia, PRESTO Armaturen (Germany), PRESTO Middle East (Dubai), PRESTO North Africa – since 2015.