In 1908 Briggs Manufacturing Company was founded by Walter Owen Briggs in Detroit, Michigan and Briggs quickly became the world’s largest independent car body producer. A few decades later, car companies began producing their own car bodies and Briggs, to keep their employees at work, began pressing enameled steel bathtubs thus entering the plumbing industry.
After experiencing success with bathtubs, Briggs expanded its product portfolio to vitreous china with the purchase of Abingdon Sanitary ware in 1946 and Case Manufacturing in 1963. Case was the first company to develop a one-piece toilet and the first to manufacture in a variety of colors - these new ideas placed Briggs Beautyware at the cutting edge of style and innovation in the plumbing industry.
In late 2011, Briggs was acquired by senior management. Briggs® Plumbing Products is now totally an American-owned company with a renewed focus on business expansion, new products and supply chain enhancements with manufacturing operations on three continents.
Today, Briggs® Plumbing Products is a major supplier and marketer of faucets, vitreous china products for residential, hospitality and commercial applications for the North American and Caribbean markets. Product lines include lavatories, high efficiency toilets, bidets and urinals, luxury bathroom suites and the all new Briggs Faucets that include totally new designs available in multiple finishes.