SMYRNA, TN--(Marketwired - Sep 6, 2017) - Franke, a global leader in the manufacture of luxury sinks and faucets, was recognized as a top brand in the kitchen sink category, and named a winner of the 2017 Kitchen & Bath Business' Readers' Choice Awards for the second year in a row. More than 11,000 votes were cast by kitchen and bath designers, dealers, architects, custom builders and remodelers to determine the best brands of the year in 25 kitchen and bath categories.

To determine the Kitchen Sink category winners, Kitchen & Bath Business readers were asked to cast their vote based on installation type, stain resistance, durability, configuration, style and aesthetics. Price, local availability and support from the manufacturer were also considered. Kitchen & Bath Business, the leading trade magazine for the kitchen and bath industry, is a go-to resource for design professionals interested in the latest news and market trends.

"This award showcases Franke's commitment to developing products that architects, designers and showrooms determine are indispensable for today's kitchen, where life's most special moments occur," said Oliver Bahr, president, Franke Kitchen Systems North America. "Our products are designed for those who love to entertain and demand superior performance from their kitchens. At Franke, we believe a luxury kitchen depends upon an exceptional sink. Kitchen & Bath Business readers clearly agree."

Founded more than a century ago in Switzerland, Franke offers a range of kitchen solutions that bring old world artistry and modern European styling to North American culinary connoisseurs who value quality and reliability. Franke sinks, faucets, water filtration systems, waste disposers and kitchen accessories elevate the experience of entertaining and make chef-level cooking effortless.

About Franke Group

Franke belongs to the Artemis Group and is a world-leading provider of solutions for residential kitchens and bathrooms, public washrooms, professional foodservice and coffee preparation. The Group operates worldwide and employs around 9,000 people in 40 countries. For more information, visit

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