1875 Friedrich Küppersbusch founded the world’s first stove factory “F. Küppersbusch & Söhne” in the Gelsenkirchen district of Schalke and launched his handcrafted coalburning 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 cookers – 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 Launching numerous innovations, the company celebrates its 140th anniversary at the international trade fair LivingKitchen in Cologne, Germany. In March, Küppersbusch is appointed founding member of the German Design Council.
2016 In September, the German Design Council accepts the Küppersbusch brand into its circle of “Major German Brands”. The current edition of the Design Council’s book “Distinctive. Ingenious.” presents German businesses that have their own design and are strategic brand leaders on a global level.
2017 Auf der internationalen Fachmesse LivingKitchen in Köln steht die weltweite Einführung der komplett neuen Gerätegeneration im Fokus. Küppersbusch sorgt mit neuem Standkonzept, zahlreichen Produktneuheiten und einem neuen Designer für viel Aufmerksamkeit.