A Family Business
with a Long Tradition and a Long-Term Mindset
Vorwerk owes its status as an internationally successful and old established company to its readiness to embrace change and its mission to produce exceptional quality. Vorwerk & Co. was founded in Wuppertal in 1883 and, over the more than 130 years of the company’s history, has made the transition from carpet factory to a broadly diversified, international corporate group. Nevertheless, Vorwerk remains a family business to this day.

This is Vorwerk

Vorwerk stands for continuity, change and personal contact.
These values serve us as important guidelines in our daily work, and we follow them to the letter.
The Vorwerk business model comprises the development, production and direct sales of exceptional products and services,
and covers the following business activities: 

    Thermomix kitchen appliances, Kobold vacuum cleaners, Temial tea maker 



    Carpets and floor coverings

More than 623,000people are working for Vorwerk around the world, more than 610.000
of whom are independent sales partners and some 13.000 employees.

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Our Business Segments

  • Vorwerk Thermomix – 1,080 billon €
  • Vorwerk Kobold – 757 million €
  • flooring – 49 million €
  • Neato Robotics – 62 million €
  • JAFRA Cosmetics – 336 million €
  • akf-group – 450 million €
  • Other – 58 million €
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Made by Vorwerk

Vorwerk is committed to high standards in all areas of its operations. That's why the research, development and production of all products of Thermomix, Kobold and Lux Asia come together under one roof.

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Owner Family

Under the leadership of its owners, the Mittelsten Scheid family, Vorwerk has gradually grown into a global
corporate group over more than 130 years it has been in business.

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