Invented in the 60s, the success story of the Thermomix ® kitchen appliance really took off in France in 1970. Because thickened soups were a favourite there, the then managing director of Vorwerk France came up with the idea of designing a machine that could blend and cook all at the same time. The idea met with great enthusiasm at Vorwerk and a short time later, in 1971, the original Thermomix ® VM 2000 was launched on the market – first in France, then later in Spain and Italy, too.
Since then, Vorwerk has continued to develop new models with better performance and new functions, the latest of which is the Thermomix ® TM5.
A business division of Vorwerk & Co. KG, Thermomix ® has been growing steadily in recent years with sales in 2012 of € 683,9m.
Almost 27,000 advisors, the majority working part time, sell the Thermomix ® in customers’ homes through the party system or on recommendation. Thermomix ® started in Europe, and is an established favourite in several European countries where the different generations of appliance have been available for many years. However, our expansion globally means that we are growing in popularity in new markets and you can find Thermomix ® all over the world from China to Mexico, and from Australia to Taiwan.