Even as a child, I loved to build things and used to make models of my father’s waterwheels and windmill.

WMF’s growth derived from the production of Sheffield-plate products, such as tea kettles, chandeliers, and lamps. At the same time, the first branch opened in Berlin. This was a real milestone in the expansion of WMF’s business in Germany. These days, the company has around 200 of its own retail stores - 175 city-center stores and 25 outlet stores.
WMF set up its own glassworks in Geislingen, boasting a glass-cutting workshop and engravers. The factory predominantly produced glass inserts for the containers housing the increasingly broad product range. The first WMF cutlery was also brought to the market.
Between 1911 and 1913, WMF invested in its production facilities and employees. At the same time, social policy and welfare were becoming increasingly important. Important developments included the “Millionenbau” staff restaurant and the “Fischhalle”, where workers were served meals.
1930 - The exceptional WMF material: Cromargan® V2A stainless steel was developed by Krupp. In 1930, WMF began marketing the material under the Cromargan® name that has stood for the premium quality and manufacturing expertise inherent in WMF-branded products ever since.
WMF expanded its Made in Germany production to a total of three manufacturing facilities. Shortly after the construction of a new factory in Hayingen in 1955, WMF opened a second in Riedlingen in 1956, moving its entire production of Silit cookware there two years later.
Thanks to its innovative drive, WMF developed new, patented technologies and products with a common goal: for the customer to enjoy the ultimate culinary experience when preparing, cooking, dining, and drinking.

Our award-winning Impulse vacuum flasks secured the “Product Design 2017 Best of the Best” award.

Durable beauty thanks to patented finish

Patented, unique, safe: Cool+ handle technology.

Blades with outstanding, long-lasting sharpness