Krups Logo – Krups is a German brand of household appliances, named after its founder Robert Krups. The company was founded in 1846 by Robert Krups, who works in a forge of Wald in North Rhine-Westphalia. It develops activities to forge the industrial activities. His son (also named Robert) moved the company to Solingen and started to export products of the forge industry, including the Netherlands and Switzerland.
At the beginning of XX th century, the Krups is best known as a manufacturer of scales kitchen. After the Second World War, production is diversified and the plant, which has about thirty employees, launched into the manufacture of household appliances. Is marketed in 1956 the first coffee mill Krups, which is very popular.
The most popular appliance from Krups is marketed in 1959. This is the Drei Mix (3-Mix), drummer multi-functions. Producing devices with small electric motors, Krups team largely German households 1960s. The company has four plants in Germany and Ireland, Limerick. In early 1980, Krups began producing coffee machines, special machines and espresso. It offers a wide range: steam engines, combined espresso / coffee, etc.. The company has 30,000 employees in 1990 to advance a turnover of 541 million Deutschmarks, mainly in Germany and the United States.
The first Nespresso machine was produced in 1991, in partnership with Nestle. Krups is purchased by the SEB in 2001 and continues to exist as an independent brand, focusing on a high-end market. The seat is still Krups, Solingen. The Irish plant closed in 1999.