|German company specializing in water treatment. It is the market leader in portable home water treatment systems. It began its history in 1966 as a small company founded by Heinz Hankammer. It was in the small German town of Taunusstein, which is located in Hesse (Taunusstein, Hessen, Germany), where to this day the head office is located BRITA. The businessman named the company after his daughter Brita.
The company introduced the first water purification system in 1970. Pretty fast BRITA rose to its feet, having managed not only to firmly gain a foothold in the German market, but also to enter the international market. The rapid development of the company led to the fact that in 1997 Hankammer became the first German to be awarded the "International Entrepreneur of the Year" award.
To date BRITA has subsidiaries and joint ventures in many countries around the world. Production capacities are no longer limited to Germany alone. The company's products are used by many manufacturers of various equipment that uses water filtration. In some markets, products BRITA also known under the brand Mavea.