Vorwerk® celebrates its 140th anniversary
Evolved through time with the passion and courage to embrace change with innovation
There is something to celebrate – because this year at Vorwerk® we are celebrating our 140th anniversary! We would like to thank our more than 100,000 advisors, 9,000 employees and numerous customers all over the world. They live the values that have always made Vorwerk so successful – innovative strength, passion for quality and the courage to change!
Under the leadership of the Mittelsten Scheid family of entrepreneurs, Vorwerk has grown into a globally active group of companies in its more than 140-year history. Vorwerk was founded in 1883 by Carl Vorwerk as a small carpet weaving mill that grew quickly and steadily expanded its product range. In 1929 Vorwerk® – now under the management of son-in-law August Mittelsten Scheid – produced the first Kobold vacuum cleaner. Finally, in 1971, the multifunctional Thermomix® kitchen machine was launched. The production and distribution of the Kobold vacuum cleaner and Thermomix® are still part of the core business today.
Today, the Vorwerk® Group is known to millions of people all over the world as an internationally successful company – and has always remained a family business. But there is even more to Vorwerk® as a family business: Vorwerk® stands for family values such as loyalty, mutual support and cohesion and represents these values both internally and externally.
Vorwerk® looks forward to many more years to serve its vast community of customers and users!
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.
Designed By Vorwerk®
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. Thremomix® products are completely manufactured at the company’s own production facilities in Europe.
Thermomix® In Malaysia
True Mix Sdn. Bhd., is a company founded on the philosophy of making people’s life better.
True Mix Sdn. Bhd. is the exclusive partner of Vorwerk International. Founded in Germany in 1883, Vorwerk International has over 127 years of successful history, operating in more than 60 countries, providing earning and career opportunities to over 500,000 sales advisors worldwide and has group annual sales turnover of over 2.3 billion Euro or the equivalent of RM10.5 billion.