History

1875

 

Friedrich Küppersbusch founded the world’s first stove factory “F. Küppersbusch & Söhne” in the Gelsenkirchen district of Schalke and launched his handcrafted coal burning stoves.

 

 

1880

 

Küppersbusch products went into series production with 12 employees, and the company expanded its product range.

 

 

1898

 

The automatic telephone exchange was patented. Küppersbusch had three telephone connections and communicated via a single telegram address.

 

 

1913

 

Küppersbusch became Europe’s biggest specialist factory with 2,500 employees who produced 350 stoves and ovens a day.

 

 

1918

 

After the necessary switch to field kitchens and ovens during World War I, Küppersbusch began producing ovens for household use again. Due to the high demand, Küppersbusch switched to industrial manufacture.

 

 

1935

 

The plant experienced an explosion in demand and there was a constant increase in the number of employees. Küppersbusch opened a second produc­tion plant for coal-burning stoves. In addition, this boom led to the acquisition of a second plant in Austria. Küppersbusch was once again a globally renowned company.

 

 

1954

 

The VW Beetle was not the only representative of the economic miracle.
Küppersbusch adverts featured the high-speed hotplate, the seven-position switch and the indicator light.

 

 

1962

 

From the gas stove to the cooker hood to the fully enamelled fridge: What began with the oven had now developed into an entire product range.

 

 

1973

 

The 1970s: the built-in kitchen was welcomed into German households.
Küppersbusch was one of the first producers to make this kitchen’s built-in appliances.

 

 

1985

 

The birth year of the ökotherm®. A catalytic converter for ovens and stoves – ecology meets perfect food. The only one of its kind and only from Küppers­busch.

 

 

1993

 

Since 1993, Küppersbusch has been a successful participant in design competitions. Bundespreis, Red Dot Award, iF design award, Platinum Award for Design Excellence ADEX: to date, more than 60 products such as ovens, stoves, hobs and cooker hoods have been awarded both national and international prizes.

 

 

1999

 

In order to be able to serve the premium quality global kitchen segment, the Teka Group merged with Küppersbusch Hausgeräte GmbH and Küppersbusch Groß­küchentechnik GmbH & Co. KG. This company had more than 5,000 employees worldwide.

 

 

2008 – 2010

 

The design company from Gelsenkirchen launched the Platinum White Edition and the Black Chrome Edition and set new benchmarks on the built-in appliances market.

 

 

2013/2014

 

Küppersbusch presented the new “Individual” design concept. Even the first “Meisterstück” created a stir and impressively conveyed the company’s brand values: design, quality, innovation, function and healthy food.

 

 

2015

 

The company celebrates its 140th anniversary with numerous innovations at the international trade fair LivingKitchen in Cologne, Germany.