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Franke Wins Kitchen & Bath Business Readers' Choice Award in Kitchen Sink Category

More Than 11,000 Votes Cast to Determine 2016 Winners

/ -- SMYRNA, TN -- (Marketwired) -- 08/31/16 -- Franke, the largest stainless steel kitchen sink manufacturer in the world and a leading name in kitchen faucets, has been selected as a winner in the Kitchen Sink category of the fourth-annual Kitchen & Bath Business Readers' Choice Awards. More than 11,000 kitchen and bath professionals, including designers, dealers, architects and builders, voted in 25 categories to choose the 2016 winners.

In the "kitchen sink" category, readers were asked to judge each brand based on criteria that included installation type, stain resistance and durability, configuration, style, and aesthetics. Local availability, pricing and client support were also considered.

"We so appreciate Kitchen & Bath Business readers for recognizing Franke as among the best kitchen sink manufacturers on the market," said Gary Langbo, President of Franke Kitchen Systems. "For more than 100 years, we've combined quality, craftsmanship, performance, and innovation to transform the kitchen into the heart of the home. Our sinks fulfill the aspirations of those who love to cook and entertain, and we thank the thousands of kitchen and bath professionals whose vote of confidence has inspired us to keep kitchen sinks on the cutting edge well into the next century."

In addition to award-winning sinks, Franke, founded in Switzerland in 1911, offers a range of kitchen solutions that integrate impeccable design details with superior construction. Its innovations include stainless steel construction that is virtually indestructible; eco-friendly composting features; and its signature "integral ledge," which transforms the ordinary sink into a multifunctional workspace with the addition of a raised edge inside the bowl that accommodates accessories such as wire rack shelves, colanders and cutting boards.

About Franke
Franke is the largest stainless steel kitchen sink manufacturer in the world and a leading name in kitchen faucets; hot- and cold-water filtration; topmount, undermount and apron front sinks; and waste disposers. Headquartered in Aarburg, Switzerland, the Franke Group is a leading provider of solutions and equipment for domestic kitchens, bathrooms, professional food service, coffee preparation and beverage delivery. The group employs 9,000 people at 68 subsidiaries on four continents, and exports to over 100 countries. For more information, visit

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