How KOHLER stays ahead of competition by being smarter

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First published on Techcoffeehouse: https://techcoffeehouse.com/2018/08/16/how-kohler-stays-ahead-of-competition/ by  

In connection with our KOHLER Design Forum in Singapore, Angel Yang, president K&B Asia-Pacific sat down with Techcoffeehouse to talk about innovations and new technologies in the bathroom and kitchen space.

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Most home-owners will be familiar with the brand, Kohler because of their exquisitely designed product solutions that make your bathroom and kitchen stand out from the rest of your peers. Kohler was founded in 1873 and to date, they are still the leading kitchen and bathroom solutions provider in the world. However, this world is no longer what it was a century ago.

Technology is advancing at a fast pace that saw many of Kohler’s competition rising in recent years, challenging the long-standing brand. This week, we speak to Angel Yang, president of Kitchen & Bath Asia Pacific, Kohler Co. to find out what Kohler is doing to stay competitive.  Kohler Konnect TM 4UbTPjEjQnCh7ngG_VVS58942 (1)

Competition in smart kitchen solutions is warming up in the world and Asia. What is Kohler doing to stay ahead of its competitors?

We continue to innovate and develop new designs, technologies, and materials to keep improving the experience for our customers with KOHLER products and services. Kohler has been investing in innovation and is committed to delivering products with design and technology as the industry leader.

The KOHLER Konnect™ voice control was first launched early this year during the CES in Las Vegas, followed by the recent Kitchen and Bath show in Shanghai in June.

With design studios and Innovation Centers located worldwide, Kohler has consistently been offering new standards in design, craftsmanship, and innovation. The brand’s reputation is rife with compelling accomplishments and bold innovations that stem from a heritage centered on living on the leading edge of design and technology.  Kohler Konnect TM Azure m22s661

How is KOHLER Konnect™ going to meet the demand of smart solutions for kitchens and bathroom products?

KOHLER Konnect™ is our next leading-edge technology for kitchen and bathroom innovations that help make these everyday experiences better. It provides a smart home equipped with connected kitchen and bath products to make our lives more comfortable, more convenient, and more comfortable.

KOHLER Konnect™ remembers users’ preferences and helps to get ready for the day. We provide thoughtful design and technologies that offer convenience and functionality to enrich our customer’s personalized experiences, making them easier, more comfortable, and more enjoyable. Whether getting ready for work, helping their children through evening bedtime routine or just in need of some personal relaxation.

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What are some of the products that Kohler has lined-up with KOHLER Konnect™ integration?

The integrated KOHLER Konnect™ products include:

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How easy is it for home-owners to integrate KOHLER Konnect™ ecosystem in their home?

It is easy for homeowners to integrate KOHLER Konnect™ into their ecosystem. By installing the mobile application, the platform allows consumers to conveniently personalize their experience with KOHLER products in the kitchen and bathroom through app pre-sets, and to automate everyday tasks through voice-control, motion sensor, and a touch of a finger. It provides a holistic and smart solution for the home that combines innovation and the pursuit of elegance.  Kohler Konnect TM VVS58594_3

What’s beyond KOHLER Konnect™?

The Kohler mission is focused on contributing to a higher level of gracious living for those who are touched by its products and services. Gracious living is marked by qualities of charm, good taste and generosity of spirit and is further characterized by self-fulfillment and the enhancement of nature.  Kohler Konnect TM VVS58631_10

We will continue to innovate and develop new designs, technologies, and materials to keep improving the experience you have with KOHLER products and services and increase our effort in the development of kitchen and bathroom products combining design and technology.  Kohler Konnect TM VVS58773_34

 

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