133 years of company history, sales of 3.1 billion euros (excluding sales tax (2016)) and more than 645,000 employees in more than 70 countries. Vorwerk & Co. KG is a familyowned business founded in 1883. The holding company's registered office is located in Wuppertal, Germany. The core business of Vorwerk is the worldwide direct marketing of high-quality household products (vacuum cleaner Kobold, kitchen machine Thermomix, Twercs tools, products from Lux Asia Pacific) and cosmetics (JAFRA Cosmetics). Part of the Vorwerk family is also the akf bank, Vorwerk Teppichwerke (Carpets) and the HECTAS Group as sister company. Vorwerk employs more than 645,000 people worldwide, 637,000 of which as independent advisors.