WÜSTHOF – a family business since 1814
The name Wüsthof first appeared as a factory in the records of the Duchy of Berg in 1814. It was in that year that the family's ancestor, Abraham Wüsthof, founded his "factory for fine steel wares", which is now known as the Dreizackwerk. The business has remained in the family ever since. Today, Harald Wüsthof and Viola Wüsthof is the seventh generation of the family to manage the Wüsthof company.
"The Dreizackwerk has always withstood the ebb and flow of world history," wrote Hugo Eduard Wüsthof, born in 1894, in his review of the years 1912 to 1932.
Over the past 200 years, our products have established a reputation above all for their quality and functionality.
WÜSTHOF is recognised worldwide as a specialist in outstanding knives. We are immensely proud of this reputation, but it also means we have a responsibility towards our employees, suppliers and customers, as well as to society and the environment.
If you use a knife by WÜSTHOF, you can be sure that you are holding one of the best kitchen tools in the world. As a modern family company, independent since 1814, we are globally among the premium providers of high quality kitchen knives, exquisite knife blocks as well as many other offers to do with cutting and sharpening.
With over 400 employees, we develop and produce our entire range with almost complete added value in the city centre of Solingen. Excellent quality, sustainable performance and constant improvement are the consistent themes of our business, so that our production is among the most advanced of its kind internationally. Today we are represented in more than 80 countries and operate our own sales companies in the USA and Canada. We are proud to be the official provider for many national culinary teams, including the German and Japanese teams.