Vorwerk® & Co. KG was founded in Wuppertal in 1883. During the course of over 135 years, the company started originally as a carpet manufacturer, has grown into a highly diversified, global conglomerate. Vorwerk® nevertheless remains a family enterprise to this day.
Since 1930, Vorwerk®’s core business has been the direct selling of its high-quality products. Named the world’s top 5 direct selling company by revenue every year, the Vorwerk® product range includes household appliances (the Kobold vacuum cleaner and the Thermomix® kitchen appliance) and the first-class JAFRA cosmetics. The akf banking group, the Vorwerk® carpet factories and the HECTAS Group as an associate company all belong to the Vorwerk® entrepreneurial family. Each division within the group shares the common goals of producing superior products combined with a total commitment to customer service. It is this ethos that makes Vorwerk® so special.
Vorwerk® Engineering regularly brings highly innovative, new household appliances to market maturity. There are over 120 people on the Research and Development team, constantly working on new ideas of exceptional innovative strength, as witnessed by the large number of patents they have earned. For the Thermomix® TM5 alone, patents were filed for 151 inventions. Thermomix® products are completely manufactured at the company’s own production facilities in Europe.