THE HISTORY OF VORWERK

Vorwerk History in Wuppertal Germany

FROM CARPET MANUFACTURER TO VACUUM CLEANERS & INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS

In 1883, brothers Carl and Adolf Vorwerk founded the Barmer Carpet Factory Vorwerk & Co in Wuppertal, Germany. Since then, over the past 130 years Vorwerk has developed into a international group of diversified companies.

Vorwerk developed the first Kobold vacuum cleaner in 1929. It was revolutionary at the time, being far less bulky than the other vacuums available then – reduced down to motor, dust-bag and handle. Even this first model was notable for its power and versatility. To this day, Vorwerk Kobold vacuum cleaners have an unrivalled reputation for quality and performance. And they’re still amongst the most versatile on the market, allowing you to tackle carpets, hard floors, mattresses, furniture, and even the most inaccessible corners with ease.