Coffee machine specialist WMF is celebrating 170 years since it was founded in Geislingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
The company has stood for metal craftsmanship, quality, sophisticated design and has decades of experience with professional tools. From pure metal processing at its beginning, a comprehensive portfolio has developed into three business areas of consumer products, coffee machines for the professional sector, and hotel equipment.
Over the years, the company has achieved a considerable number of milestones, patents and design icons.
In 1853, mill owner Daniel Straub and the Schweizer brothers founded the Straub & Schweizer metal goods factory in Geislingen. In 1880, the company merged with the Ritter & Co metal goods factory to form the Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik.
Today the brand can look back on 170 years of change and success and is proud to still bear its roots and heritage in its name: WMF – Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik.
More than 100 million people worldwide use WMF products every day in their kitchens, or in restaurants and hotels.
In the professional segment of the catering and hotel industry, WMF Professional Coffee Machines and WMF Professional Hotel Equipment are among the leading global players.
“170 years full of innovative spirit and fantastic milestones – that is a special achievement. I am very happy to be able to work for a company with this history,” says Oliver Kastalio, chief executive at WMF.
“And I am equally proud that we continue to develop the values of the founder, the demand for design and high quality with our products in a contemporary way. We are aware of our precious heritage and yet we are always looking ahead. Because – we still have a lot ahead of us.”