A Family Business
with a Long Tradition and a Long-Term Mindset
The courage to innovate and the demand for the
highest quality have made Vorwerk an internationally successful company with a long tradition. Vorwerk & Co. was founded in Wuppertal in 1883 and has developed over the course of 137 years of company history to a broadly diversified, international corporate group.
Vorwerk stands for continuity, change and personal contact.

This is Vorwerk

Vorwerk's business model encompasses the development, production and sale of high-quality products  and services. As a direct sales company, Vorwerk always seeks  direct contact with its customers. The advisor are the focus of activities and serve as a central point of contact for the customer The corporate group Vorwerk covers the following business activities:

    Thermomix (multifunctional kitchen appliance), Kobold (vacuum cleaners), Neato Robotics (vacuum robot), Temial (tea maker)



Around 590,000people are working for Vorwerk worldwide including around 578,000
as independent sales partners and around  12,000 as employees.

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Our Business Segments

  • Vorwerk Thermomix – 1,583.8 billon €
  • Vorwerk Kobold – 703.2 million €
  • Neato Robotics – 27.2 million €
  • JAFRA Cosmetics – 319 million €
  • akf-group – 495.6 million €
  • Other – 34.3 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 Temial 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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