Kohler Co. has been leading the way in style and innovation since the company was founded in 1873. Austrian immigrant John Michael Kohler made the first of many bold business moves when he purchased a cast iron and steel foundry in Sheboygan, WI. In 1883, John Michael had a bold idea to increase his customers’ quality of life, applied baked enamel coating to a Kohler horse trough/hog scalder and created our first bathtub. Taking great strides in product development over the years, Kohler has continually proven that great products equal beautiful design, ground-breaking innovation and reliable functionality. His vision and dedication to excellence helped transform Kohler Co. into a highly successful family of businesses with Kohler Co. becoming the recognised leader in kitchen and bath design.