Our Brands: Wusthof
OUR BRANDS: WÜSTHOF
WÜSTHOF is a family business, which was founded back in 1814 in Solingen, Germany.
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 WÜSTHOF DREIZACKWERK.Over the past 200 years, their products have established a reputation above all for their quality and functionality.
Quality and functionality:
To manufacture leading products with a consistently outstanding level of quality and long life cycles - this is the maxim they have set ourselves. Quality rather than quantity is part of our everyday working lives and not something we simply pay lip service to.
At WÜSTHOF they have:
Strict quality checks after every work procedure.
The most up-to-date quality control procedures throughout the entire production process. This includes, for example: Optical measuring stations, which measure the blades in seconds to an accuracy of a thousandth of a millimetre; hundred percent blade checks; laser-checked cutting edge and the final cutting test for each individual knife.
If strict quality standards are not achieved, the knife is not approved for sale.
Alongside quality, we also focus on the functionality of our products. "Form follows function" - we consciously follow this phrase coined over a hundred years ago by the American architect Louis Sullivan. We expect our designers to develop products that fit in perfectly with our customers' requirements in terms of functionality.
The results are clear to see - or as we say in the American market, "Just feel it".
Made in Germany / Solingen
Solingen is an internationally protected appellation of origin and a registered trademark owned by the Wuppertal Solingen Remscheid chamber of industry and commerce.
1 Basic principle of the decree to protect the Solingen name:
"For commercial purposes, the Solingen name may only be used to refer to cutlery which 1. has been processed and finished in all essential manufacturing processes within the industrial area of Solingen and 2. in terms of raw materials and processing, is suitable for the purpose for which products of that type are made."
Environmental awareness and sustainability
We have a long tradition of environmental awareness at WÜSTHOF. The interplay between economy and ecology guarantees the success and therefore also the future of our business. These days, this is first and foremost about having a sustainable way of working and thinking. A central environmental management department manages all the environmentally relevant processes within the company.
Protecting the environment is very important for our customers. They place a high value on sustainable products. For them, it is important to know that sustainability is taken into account in the development of new products.
The WÜSTHOF production facilities in Solingen are amongst the most modern in the world and can therefore guarantee environmentally-friendly production processes.
Our production methods and optimised production processes:
Increase the efficiency of energy and raw materials
Reduce wastewater contamination
Reduce emissions of CO² and other gases
The vast quantities of air and water used in production leave the plant completely uncontaminated thanks to an extensive filter system. Our commitment to sustainability is constantly being developed still further. For example, we are currently concentrating on recovering heat from the production process and reducing noise emissions.
At WÜSTHOF, top priority is given to our responsibility towards sustainability and protecting the environment. Managers exert their own influence on environmentally relevant processes, raise awareness of these issues amongst their staff and at the same time encourage employees to develop their own ideas and open up as yet unused potential that makes sense both economically and ecologically.
The Wusthof Brand boasts a couple of ranges: