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Vorwerk (company)

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Vorwerk & Co. KG, trading as Vorwerk, is an international diversified corporate group headquartered in Wuppertal, Germany. Vorwerk was founded in 1883. The main business is the direct distribution of various products like household appliances such as Thermomix, a kitchen appliance, and Kobold vacuum cleaners, fitted kitchens and cosmetics. The company, which is family-owned and operated as a limited partnership, reported having 12,000 full-time employees and over 590,000 self-employed sales representatives in more than 70 countries worldwide as of 2014. The largest proportion of sales representatives (546,000) work for the US-based subsidiary JAFRA Cosmetics. The company posted revenue of €2.8 billion in 2014. History The beginnings Barmer Teppichfabrik Vorwerk & Co In 1883, the Barmer Teppichfabrik Vorwerk & Co was founded by the brothers Carl (1847–1907) and Adolf Vorwerk. That very same year, the brothers parted ways again and Carl Vorwerk continued t
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