In 1853, mill owner Daniel Straub, together with the Schweizer brothers, Louis and Friedrich, established the Straub & Schweizer metal works in Geislingen an der Steige, Germany. Only a few years later in 1862, their silver-plated tableware and serving dishes were awarded a medal of distinction at the world exhibition in London.
Six years later, the first sales subsidiary was founded in Berlin. In 1880, the company merged with the metal works company Ritter & Co. to form the Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik (WMF). From the very outset, the company has felt committed to perfect gourmet moments and perfect cuisine. This responsibility is visible and tangible in all its products.
Every day, more than 100 million people around the world use products from WMF, Silit and Kaiser to prepare, cook, bake, eat and drink in their homes. And when they are not doing that, they are enjoying coffee specialties and foods prepared by the hotel and catering industry using WMF, Schaerer or Hepp products. WMF has been a powerful tradition for more than 160 years.
The company has an international presence, sets standards with its innovations and is an important source of inspiration within the market. WMF offers gourmet’s high quality, functional and beautifully crafted products that satisfy even the most stringent design standards.