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Established in 1731
A retrospective look. In 1731, Peter Henckels registered the now world famous ZWILLING as a trademark with the Cutler’s Guild of Solingen. Forty years later, Johann Abraham Henckels was born, and it is by his name that the company is known to this day. And so began an extraordinary success story that began in Solingen. ZWILLING's chapters have been written across the entire world – and are still being written today.
1818: Opening of the Berlin branch
A subsidiary was opened in Berlin in 1818 to be closer to key customers and potential buyers. The consistent internationalization of the company started with the first awards at the World Fairs in London in 1851 and Paris in 1855.
2008: Expansion of the cookware segment
ZWILLING extends its innovative strength in high-quality cookware with the acquisition of the premium French cookware brand Staub and Belgian brand Demeyere. The traditional company Demeyere is renowned for its high-quality stainless steel cookware, while Staub is revered for its cast-iron enamel cookware.
The artistry of German engineering
The international success of ZWILLING's products is based on the brand's innovation and exceptional quality materials, design and function. Throughout the world, customers are enthused by the versatility and longevity of ZWILLING products.
Quality has a tradition
Products, such as the multi-purpose "Küchenhilfe" scissors from 1938, are extremely robust and still part of the product line today. They are one of the most widely copied scissors worldwide.
The right hardness of material is everything in the world of knife design. If the steel is too soft, the knife will quickly become blunt. If it is too hard, the knife will easily break. ZWILLING has optimized the hardening process to obtain the optimum degree of hardness. The quality of FRIODUR® branded knives is guaranteed by special ice-hardening. Ice-hardened blades have extremely good cutting edge retention, are flexible and ultra-corrosion-resistant.
Forging is at the heart of all knife production. The knife is given its shape by the use of temperature and force under extreme conditions. SIGMAFORGE® knives are precision-forged from a single piece of steel to produce a perfect geometry: the basic requirement for precise grinding and outstanding cutting performance.
Award winning design
Award-winning in 1986 and 1987****Four Star
40 years ago, ZWILLING revolutionized the standards for high-quality chef's knives with its solid POM thermoplastic handle. It continues to be one of ZWILLING's best-selling knife series today.
Award-winning in 2013ZWILLING Sommelier
These ZWILLING wine gadgets made of 18/10 stainless steel carry the hallmark of unique and sophisticated ZWILLING design. The pleasure of wine drinking thus becomes a stylish experience.
Award-winning in 2007 and 2009TWIN 1731
Linking the tried and tested with innovation, focusing on form and function and combining exquisite materials and state-of-the-art technology: that's the idea behind TWIN 1731.
In a number of countries, ZWILLING Care is already helping to improve the lives of young disadvantaged people and adults with disabilities in the long term. With continued support and long-term funding, ZWILLING is supporting these people to achieve more independence and social participation – for an entire lifetime.
ZWILLING Care has launched 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. That is not a given in a country in which people with disabilities do not always have the opportunities they deserve.
People learn how to work with textiles in the training center and produce diverse textiles and leather goods for the ZWILLING Group.