Who we are

PRESTO, loves water

Thanks to its know-how, PRESTO has become the unmistakable world leader for innovating and sustainable solutions to control water in collectivities.

When André Patient founded PRESTO in 1927, soon to be joined by his brother Lucien, the two men had only one idea, to offer solutions that make it possible to save water in public spaces. Their first invention, a true stroke of genius, was the timed tap, followed later by hundreds more tapware solutions, most of which were patented.

From invention to invention, PRESTO became the leader in the design and manufacture of tapware and accessories for sanitary appliances in community facilities, healthcare establishments and laboratories.

Continuing this urge to innovate, we strive to offer products that encourage water consumption control, disabled access and compliance with health and safety standards.

The PRESTO group: present on 3 marketsmarque, 3 marchés

Collectivities: tapware for collective sanitary facilities, suitable for collective and intense use.
Healthcare (SANIFIRST®): tapware favouring hygiene and safety in hospitals, elderly care homes and laboratories, adapted to the everyday constraints of a hospital environment.
Accommodation: comfort tapware for collective accommodation.

Presto, shines all over the world

French leader on the collectivity market, the PRESTO group exports about half its production to 80 countries.

The PRESTO group has 220 employees in France working at its headquarters in Montrouge, near Paris and on two production sites in the Poitou-Charentes region. The Saint-Georges-de-Didonne site designs and manufactures all the PRESTO® product lines, whereas the Angoulême site exclusively manufactures SANIFIRST® solutions.

Present in over 80 countries, in Europe, North America, Oceania, Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, the PRESTO Group has strengthened its international influence by creating four subsidiaries: PRESTO Italia, PRESTO Armaturen (Germany), PRESTO Middle East (Dubai), PRESTO North Africa – since 2015.

Our values

The Presto commitment

Our products and solutions are designed and developed to respect our values: quality, design, technology, responsibility.

Quality: ISO 9001 certified since 1995, PRESTO Group has made quality and client satisfaction a priority. Through this certification, we guarantee quality at all levels: organisation, management, production and environment.

Design: We create products that have a functional and timeless look. They are simple to install, intuitive to use and easy to maintain.

Technology: PRESTO solutions are designed for collective and intensive use: they are unequalled in terms of hygiene, comfort, solidity and resistance to vandalism.

Responsability: Since its creation, the PRESTO group has contributed to the respect of the environment by the permanent control of water and energy consumption using its innovations.

The Presto Label

PRESTO timed tapware is manufactured using premium quality materials. It is fitted with a mechanism that is unique on the market: a synthetic, calibrated, wear-proof ruby, that cleans itself using a needle, with a 10 year guarantee, and of which only PRESTO has the patent. Our “PRESTO® Label” is a further guarantee of faultless quality and technical and commercial follow-up before and after installation.