The Vorwerk & Co. KG family enterprise was founded in 1883. The holding company’s registered office is located in Wuppertal, Germany. At the head of the corporate group are the Managing Partners Reiner Strecker and Frank van Oers. Vorwerk’s core business encompasses both the production and sale of highquality household products (Thermomix kitchen appliance, Kobold vacuum cleaner, Twercs tools, Temial Tea maker) and cosmetics (JAFRA Cosmetics). Vorwerk always seeks direct contact to the customer – be it through direct selling, via its own e-shops or its Vorwerk stores in good inner-city locations.

The Vorwerk family also includes the akf bank, Vorwerk flooring and its sister group, HECTAS. Worldwide there are more than 624,000 people working for Vorwerk, some 611,000 of whom are independent advisors. Vorwerk generated consolidated sales of 2.8 billion euros (2018) and operates in more than 80 countries.