THE PAST PREPARED US FOR THE FUTURE
Imagine you have a 290-year-old brand history that you are eager to share with everyone. But at the same time you are a modern, forward thinking company that is all about future cooking trends and technologies. Both are really important. Which is why we’re going to tell you about both parts separately. Let’s start with where we started.
On June 13th, Peter Henckels registers not only his company, but also ZWILLING as a trademark. This makes ZWILLING one of the oldest picture brands in the world.
ZWILLING opens its first sales outlet in Berlin.
ZWILLING is awarded a prize at the World Fair in London.
ZWILLING is presented with the highest award at the World Fair in Paris.
Opening of the New York branch by Graef & Schmidt.
ZWILLING wins the only medal awarded at the World Fair in Chicago.
The first subsidiary is opened in the USA. 1915 ZWILLING wins four first prizes at the World Fair in San Francisco.
ZWILLING is granted the patent for the "Küchenhilfe" range of scissors. Extremely robust, they are still included in our product range today. And we are proud to say that they are one of the most widely copied scissors worldwide.
ZWILLING applies for the patent for the ice-hardening process. Ice-hardened FRIODUR® blades have extremely good cutting edge retention, are flexible, ultra-corrosion-resistant and really cool. Sorry for the pun – we just couldn’t resist.
Wilh. Werhahn KG becomes the sole shareholder.
Development of the ****FOUR STAR knives – ZWILLING's best-selling chef's knife range with an iconic design that hasn’t changed in over 40 years. That’s what we call truly timeless.
Establishment of the joint venture in China. The start of an incomparable success story that made ZWILLING one of the most desired premium brands in China.
Opening of the first ZWILLING concept store in Paris.
Acquisition of the French cookware manufacturer STAUB. Its leading product ranges are cast-iron enamel cookware and ceramics.
Acquisition of the Belgian cookware manufacturer DEMEYERE. The traditional company is particularly well known among professional chefs as a manufacturer and pioneer of high-quality cookware for energy-saving induction hobs.
ZWILLING Care launches an extraordinary initiative for people with disabilities in the southern Indian town of Pondicherry. Young Indians with disabilities are helped to learn a trade and lead independent lives.
Acquisition of the Italian brand BALLARINI – one of the leading brands for nonstick cookware.
Opening of the first ZWILLING Culinary World flagship store at Taikoo Hui Mall in Shanghai.
ZWILLING enters new business fields with Enfinigy ® for electrics and Fresh & Save ® for new vacuum based storage systems.
Acquisition of the majority of shares of the German leading BBQ retailer Santos-Grills GmbH and Flammkraft® a luxury brand for gas grills made in Germany.