HamatUSA is a division of Hamat Group, Israel’s largest plumbing fixture manufacturer. Hamat Group specializes in the manufacturing of a wide selection of designer products for the kitchen. HamatUSA is the only manufacturer and supplier that provides faucets as well as sinks made from Fireclay, Stainless Steel, Porcelain Enameled Steel, Granite Composite and Hand-Hammered Copper.
HamatUSA is headquartered in Hamilton, New Jersey, with dedicated warehouse, customer service, sales, and administrative teams specifically to service and support customers in the United States. With over 50,000 sf of warehouse space, customized packaging, and 95% of inventory in stock at all times, HamatUSA is able to deliver product successfully across the country and Canada.
For roughly 75 years Hamat Group has been a top private label faucet and fireclay sink producer for many leading sink distributors across the globe. Hamat products are now available in the USA exclusively through HamatUSA. Hamat Group currently has multiple state-of-the-art manufacturing plants in Israel and a facility in Turkey that incorporate all facets of the faucet and fireclay production. HamatUSA maintains all US standards and is constantly investing in new technologies and innovative designs remaining at the forefront of form and function.
- 1944: In the beginning, in an apartment in Tel Aviv- “Hamat Manufacturer of Machinery” was established. Hamat’s first factory was built in the Nachalt Yitzak neighborhood of Tel Aviv and was a subsidiary of the “Solel Boneh” company and “Koor” Industries.
- 1952: Around 430-450 workers were employed by Hamat and it manufactured over 60% of the plumbing and metal market in Israel. The factory moved to Holon. In the same year, Harsa was established and was the first industrial manufacturer in the city of Beer Sheva.
- 1957: Hamat wins the Kaplan award for increasing productivity by 25% without the hiring of new workers
- 1960: Hamat buys the B. Portnov factory and integrates it into its factory in the city of Holon. Hamat also establishes a tableware company by the name of “Hama” (together with a Jewish investor from England)
- 1967: It was decided to turn “Hama” into an independent company. The factory was built around the construction of faucets under the Smith subsidiary. A working agreement was signed with Vulcan and in the late 60’s all of the factories under Koor which specialized in metal were combined into one factory named “Koor Metals”. With this shift, Hamat became a manufacturer of faucets only. Hamat’s products were marketed by Solcoor, and were usually branded together with bathtubs manufactured by Vulcan. Koor combined Hamat and Harsa under a subsidiary named “Merhav”
- 1988: Hamat’s factory moved from Holon to Ashdod.
- 1993: Merhav stock was issued on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.
- 1999: Koor sell the remainder of its shares in Merhav to Keter.
- 2000: Merhav acquires Lipski installations. The acquisition is in line with the overall strategy of the company to offer a complete product range for the building and design of the bathroom, kitchen and toilets.
- 2003: Hamat Showers is established in Ashdod and starts manufacturing standard, and custom-made showers.
- 2006: Merhav shares are issued to the Fimi Group- a private investment fund.
- 2011: Transition of control of Merhav from Fimi and Keter Plastic to Nior Holdings.
- 2016: Hamat purchases Houzer based in Hamilton, New Jersey.
- 2017: Hamat invests in inventory, ships product to the United States and prepares to launch its US brand.
- 2018: Hamat launches HamatUSA as its direct brand in the United States.