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
    From 2020, Vorwerk flooring will be continued as an independent company outside the Vorwerk Group

More than 610,000people are working for Vorwerk around the world, more than 600.000
of whom are independent sales partners and some 12.000 employees.

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Our Business Segments

  • Vorwerk Thermomix – 1,268 billon €
  • Vorwerk Kobold – 708 million €
  • flooring – 41 million €
  • Neato Robotics – 52 million €
  • JAFRA Cosmetics – 352 million €
  • akf-group – 472 million €
  • Other – 34 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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To keep the world our home. In the current 2018 Vorwerk Sustainability Report, you can read all about our sustainability activities, our goals, and how we live out sustainability and responsibility at Vorwerk.


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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