Friedrich Küppersbusch founded the world’s first stove factory “F. Küppersbusch & Söhne” in the Gelsenkirchen district of Schalke and launched his handcrafted coalburning stoves.
Küppersbusch products went into series production with 12 employees, and the company expanded its product range.
The automatic telephone exchange was patented. Küppersbusch had three telephone connections and communicated via a single telegram address.
Küppersbusch became Europe’s biggest specialist factory with 2,500 employees who produced 350 stoves and ovens a day.
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 coalburning stoves. In addition, this boom led to the acquisition of a second plant in Austria. Küppersbusch was once again a globally renowned company.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Küppersbusch is introducing the new appliance generation worldwide, placing increased focus on individual design flexibility with Mix+Match and the introduction of the new colour “Shade of Grey”. In June 2017 we were awarded the German Brand Award in Gold by the German Design Council for a consistent brand introduction and sustainable market communication.
Küppersbusch successfully participates in the jury of the Red Dot Design Award and receives two awards for the new oven series. Also new professional induction hobs are added to the range, which are operated via high-quality stainless steel knobs.