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Zwilling

Zwilling is one of the most famous kitchenware experts in the world. Without saying, it is the best choice of high-class kitchenware because of its history, high quality of manufacture and all sorts of commodities.

One of the oddest brand in the world from „the Cutlery Town“, Solingen
Along Rhine river, there was one favourite spot of knights, called „the Cutlery Town“, nowadays „Solingen“. The oddest museum collected knight sword made in Solingen was produced in 1363. Because of Soligen’s good geographical position, many swordsmiths gathered from all over places. Since 16 century, knives curved with „made in Solingen“ (me fecit Solingen) already obtained approvals widely.

In 1450, family Henckels came to Solingen to open a smithy. In 1731 June 13th, already well known blacksmith Peter Henckels designed the original trademark „Zwilling“(twin) from the initiative idea of Gemini star in order to differentiate other „made in Solingen“ cutlery. Zwilling became the earliest trademark. Peter Henckels’s son, Johann Abraham Heckels used his name to register the company, and hence we recognized Zwilling also with the abbreviation „J. A. Henckels.“ In 1818, Zwilling opened the first specialized shop in Berlin. And in 1883, the New York branch was established and followed later by Vienna, Copenhagen, Rotterdam, etc.

The pioneer of technical craft
Renovation of technology and craft has been the fundamental concept of Zwilling. In 18th century, Grossbritannien (the U.K.) was still the top industrial country. Meanwhile all high-class cutlery manufacturer in Solingen imported steel from the UK. Since the middle 19th century, Zwilling has initiatively renovated its own steel manufacture. In 1853, a steam engine was first time introduced into Zwilling’s manufacture line and also moulding and forging before other manufacturers. In 1905, priory electricity also replaced the steam engine as the energy of the manufacture line. In the book „Solingen und sein Industriebezirk“ (Solingen and its industrial districts) published in 1922 described J. A. Henckels as the pioneer of the new manufactory and technology of mechanics. Afterward Zwilling invented its famous ice forging technique.

Moreover, Zwilling obtained several hundreds of patents and countless international prizes. After merging over hundred-year-old Belgium Royal stainless steel manufactory, Zwilling became to own the most quantities of cookware manufacturing and renovating technology.

The modern Zwilling owns eight sub-brands, including cutlery, cookware, haircut and beauty tools. All needs of different customer groups worldwide were considered while developing new technology and commodities. Individual developing and manufacturing centre was established in Germany, Belgium and China in order to satisfy the needs of different cooking traditions.